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Entire Podiatry was established by Brisbane-based Podiatrist Chris Hope. Entire Podiatry has since grown to include a qualified and highly skilled team of Podiatrists, proudly providing our patients the latest research-based treatment options for foot and lower leg conditions.
Laser therapy is an exciting new technology that improves the available treatment options for people with fungal nail.
What is fungal nail?
Fungal nail refers to a fungal infection of the nail, which is more common in the toenails than in the fingernails. The body normally hosts a variety of microorganisms including bacteria and fungi. Some of these are useful to the body, while others can multiply rapidly and form infections. Fungal nail problems are caused when a fungus spreads under the nail into the nailbed. The fungus may infect a broken or injured nail or can spread to the nail from a nearby skin infection such as athlete’s foot (tinea).
What is GenesisPlus laser treatment?
A new and exciting technology is now available for the treatment of stubborn fungal nail: laser podiatry. Entire Podiatry was the first clinic in Queensland to offer laser podiatry treatment using the Cutera GenesisPlus laser system.
How does the GenesisPlus work?
Laser light from the Genesis Plus passes through the nail and the surrounding tissue. The laser light is absorbed by the pigment in the fungi, which causes the pigment to heat to 40 to 42 degrees Celsius. This heat kills or damages the fungal organism, and can subsequently result in your nail growing normally.