Half of all Americans are infected with toenail fungus by the age of 70. This condition not only poses a cosmetic issue, causing nail discoloration and deformity, but also can have a serious impact on quality of life, causing pain while walking and creating a social stigma that can inhibit routine activities, such as wearing open toed shoes.
The good news is that Dr. Bertolo is one of the first Podiatrists in Columbus Ohio to offer treatment of patients’ toenail fungus with GenesisPlus, a new noninvasive laser system that is an effective solution without side effects.
GenesisPlus is a new approach to treating nail fungus that puts patients’ safety and comfort first. The system, designed by Cutera in the San Francisco Bay area, applies laser energy to the nail plate and surrounding tissue. The laser light gradually heats the fungus and promotes the growth of healthy, clear nails. Following the procedure, the nail becomes clearer and healthier-looking as it grows out.
The GENESIS PLUS laser beam goes through the nail and safely reduces the infection in the nail bed that causes the Onychomicosis – more commonly known as nail fungus.
This procedure requires a small number ( 1 – 3 dependent on the severity ) of safe, quick treatments with little or no discomfort whatsoever and is performed as an outpatient service with no anesthesia. The gentle laser light beam has no effect on healthy tissue and treats only the infected area.