Talk with Entire Podiatry - The first podiatry group to introduce the GenesisPlus laser system to QLD
Entire Podiatry were the first clinic in Queensland to introduce the Cutera Genesis Plus laser for the treatment for podiatric conditions such as fungal nails and warts. We have years of experience and achieved exceptional results.
Entire Podiatry was established by Brisbane-based podiatrist, Chris Hope in 2000. Entire Podiatry has since grown to include a qualified and highly skilled team of over 8 podiatrists across 10 Queensland clinics, proudly providing our patients the latest research-based treatment options for foot and lower leg conditions.
Entire Podiatry is a registered Health Practitioner, licensed by QLD Health to provide laser treatments. In addition, all podiatrists in the Robina and City clinics are accredited Laser Safety Officers, having completed a Class IV Laser and Intense Pulse Light Safety Course approved by the Queensland Health Department. By completing this course, Entire Podiatry also meets the requirements for the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency APHRA and the Podiatry Board of Australia.
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 (onychomycosis), 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. It is a quick and comfortable way to clear the nail. You may have already found that creams and ointments generally do not help fight toenail fungus. They are successful in about 50% of patients and take 2-3 months to work.
In contrast, Entire Podiatry’s GenesisPlus laser has an 80-85% success rate, even higher if you catch the problem early. Clear nail growth can be observed following just three laser treatments that take approximately 15 minutes each.
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.
What can you expect?
The GenesisPlus procedure involves passing the laser beam over the infected nails and surrounding skin. Your physician will repeat this several times until enough energy has reached the nail bed. Your nail will feel warm during the procedure. Most patients describe the procedure as being very comfortable. Some may experience a small hot pinch that resolves quickly.