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Toenail fungus FAQ (Onychomycosis)

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Did you know:

  • Over 35 million people in the US have toenail fungus.
  • The Oral antifungals (terbinafine (Lamisil) and itraconazole) have a clearance rate around 50% (lower rates in patients over 65y) and require liver testing due to liver toxicity.
  • New topical antifungals (like Kerydine or Jublia) are expensive and need to be used for 11 months but have a clearance rate over 50%.
  • Older antifungals have much lower clearance rates Efinaconazole (only 18%) and Tavaborole (6-9%).
  • The most common complications of topicals were skin peeling, redness, or itching at the site, or ingrown toenail.
  • In the health food literature patients have tried tea tree oil or grapefruit seed extract or eating garlic tablets.  There are no statistics on the clearance rates of these home remedies and, of course, there is no standardization of health food products with respect to active ingredients.
  • Lasers have been used successfully for treatment of nail fungus.  The right laser with the right treatment parameters and good patient compliance are important contributing factors to higher clearance rates.

onychomycosis

Typical Onychomycosis

  • Part of the difficulty in evaluating any therapy for onychomycosis is in distinguishing between reinfection and treatment failure.  Factors such as repetitive nail trauma, dystrophic nails, poor nail hygiene, and diabetes predispose patients to multiple episodes of infection.
  • Some clinicians / researchers have suggested that perhaps it would be more appropriate to approach onychomycosis as a chronic disease necessitating regular episodes of therapy to prevent nail dystrophy, rather than a discrete episode of infection that can be guaranteed to be cured outright.

Fraxel® by the numbers

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Did you know:

  • Fraxel® is available in more than 80 countries worldwide
  • Over 2,500 physicians offer Fraxel treatments
  • Over 800,000 procedures have been performed
  • More than 55 peer-reviewed articles have been written
  • Over 45 patents have been issued on unique fractional laser technology
  • Fraxel received aesthetic clearance in November 2003

Typical Before and After 135 micron Fraxel® re:pair single treatment

Did you also know that our Fraxel® fractionated carbon dioxide (CO2) laser comes in 4 unique modalities

  • 135 micron narrow spot size for deep ablation and aggressive skin tightening
  • 600 micron spot size for superficial / wider coverage ablation and skin pigment correction
  • 2mm Ablative spot size for the reduction, treatment, and/or removal of actinic and seborrheic keratosis, chelitis, cutaneous horns, hemangiomas, keloids, nevi, including spider, epidermal and protruding, rhinophyma, syringomas & warts
  • 0.2mm incisional Laser Scalpel for surgical applications including laser incision and/or excision for the performance of upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty and vermilionectomy of the lip.

Student Discounts

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Did you know that Azure offers an ongoing student discount program!
35% off Laser Hair Removal (off single treatment pricing)
10% off Skin Care Products
10% off Spa Services
(With valid Student ID, not valid for Registered Massage Therapist or Physician services, cannot be combined with other offers, not redeemable for cash)