Cool Breeze Laser Treatment
What to expect
I have to say when I was first introduced to the concept of treated fungus nails with a laser I was very skeptical. I have been in practice since 1967, and onychomycosis(fungus nails) has always been difficult, if not impossible, to treat. I have been a fellow of American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery for over 30 years, and in that time we have tried different methods of lasering fungus nails with no success. It is only since the Yag laser has been tried for this condition that there has been any hope.
We have tried every conceivable topical with little or no success (about 8%), and orals like Lamisil work about half the time. The risks and side effects of Lamisil, however, may rule this out as a wise choice.
I started treating patients with the Pin Pointe laser almost 2 years ago, and did get some very good results. The modality was somewhat primitive in nature without a temperature sensor, and only a subject way of evaluating efficacy at the time of treatment. I was introduced to the Cool Touch laser, approximately 8 months ago, and it was like going from a moped to a Cadillac. The built in heat sensor, the cryogen unit to cool the nails, the adjustments to control wattage output, spot size and temperature, and the readouts to access same, are a significant improvement. Add to that that the same treatment can be rendered in less than a third of the time, with minimal discomfort from the patient, explains my choice of the Cool Touch laser.
My patients and I are delighted with the results, and with the ease of treatment.
Dr. B. N. "Biff" Kramer
Do your nails appear to be yellow, brittle or thickened?
If so you may suffer from onychomycosis, a condition also known as toenail fungus. Until now, the only solutions for toenail fungus were to surgically remove the nail, apply topical treatments, which have poor success rate; or more recently, prescription medications, which have many potentially dangerous side effects.
The CoolTouch CoolBreeze laser treatment can effectively rid your toenails of unsightly toenail fungus in as little as one or two treatments, depending on the severity of the condition. The mid-infrared laser wavelength penetrates the nail, eliminating the destructive fungus that causes the infection and revitalizing your nail as it grows out.
Why choose the CoolBreeze laser treatment?
CoolBreeze is an effective, quick treatment that provides results. CoolTouch the manufacture of the CoolBreeze laser is a pioneer in the laser industry with over 16 years experience in the esthetic and surgical medical device industry.
What should you expect at your first visit?
Your toenails will be cleaned and filed prior to the laser treatment. As each toe is treated with the laser you will feel a mild, warming sensation immediately followed by a burst of cooling spray. The laser treatment will take about 20 minutes to treat both feet and there is usually no discomfort after the treatment. The physician will discuss post-treatment care to avoid fungal re-infection.
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