Nail fungus, also known as onychomycosis, is a condition that can affect patients of any age. Thankfully, there is a revolutionary way to treat nail fungus and many other conditions with a device called the Sciton Clear Scan YAG.
The Sciton Clear Scan YAG is a laser treatment that uses the 1064nm wavelength to target problem skin. Not only does it address nail fungus, but it has also been used successfully in addressing:
- Varicose and spider veins
- Broken capillaries
- Port wine stains
- Skin redness
- Nail fungus
This device works by pulsing laser energy onto the skin to heat and address the problem areas. It is commonly used on the face, legs, and nails.
During treatment, patients are relatively comfortable as they wear special goggles to protect the eyes from the laser light. The Sciton Clear Scan YAG is a hand piece that is moved around on the skin and it gives patients the sensation of heat. Patients may also feel some minor discomfort as the pulses can result in a slight snapping sensation on the skin. Most patients find this to be tolerable.
Patients are able to resume their busy lifestyle immediately, but they should avoid sun exposure for a week or two after their laser therapy, as their skin will be extremely sensitive to sunlight. High SPF sunscreen on the exposed skin when outdoors is essential. Patients who have Sciton Clear Scan YAG laser therapy for their nail fungus are given instructions on how to care for the area and their skin post-procedure.
More than one appointment should be scheduled for nail fungus, with most patients benefiting from two to four treatments scheduled several weeks apart.
A consultation appointment with the team at Seriously Skin in Chagrin Falls, OH will assist patients in determining whether they are an appropriate candidate for treatment with the Sciton Clear Scan YAG. Our team of experts is available to help patients rid themselves of nail fungus with this special, state-of-the-art treatment.