Noveon NaiLaser: Designed to Treat Toenail Fungus
The Noveon NaiLaser includes several features to ensure effective toenail fungus treatment:
- Light, not heat – While most toenail fungus lasers use designs that can cause pain and may not kill the fungus, scientists have identified two laser wavelengths that are particularly effective at destroying fungus cells without producing high levels of heat. The Noveon NaiLaser uses both.
- Automatic operation – A computer program controls the operation of the Noveon NaiLaser. This increases treatment effectiveness and reduces the possibility of heat buildup.
- Patient guards – Instead of a handheld wand, the Noveon NaiLaser uses laser pathways connected to patient guards treating up to four toes at a single time.
- Patient control – A patient can instantly stop treatment with a pause switch.
A More Effective System: The Dual Wavelength Advantage
Most toenail fungus treatment systems are based on a single wavelength laser, 1064nm. The Noveon NaiLaser is different. Over ten years of basic research have shown that two laser wavelengths, 870nm and 930nm, are more effective at killing fungus and bacteria. The Noveon NaiLaser uses both in a patented system designed for more effective treatment.
Noveon NaiLaser FAQ’s
- How long does laser treatment take?
A typical laser treatment session takes less than 30 minutes.
- Does laser treatment hurt?
In general, no. Although many lasers use a treatment technique called ablation which requires heating the nail, the Noveon Nailaser uses a different technique, photo-inactivation, which is specifically designed to minimize heat build-up.
- Is there any difference in laser treatments?
Yes. Most lasers are designed for general purpose use. The Noveon Nailaser was specifically designed to treat toenail fungus, with specifically selected laser frequencies and automatic operation that ensures effective treatment.
- After a treatment, will I be able to walk?
Laser treatment will not change your ability to walk.
- How many treatments will I need?
Each case is different. Most patients see the most improvement with two or three treatments. Minor cases may need fewer treatments, and the most severe cases may need four treatment sessions. Your doctor will advise you.
- After treatment, do I have to do anything?
It’s very important to follow your doctor’s instructions to avoid re-infection. Some general advice: To keep from being re-infected, get rid of shoes that may harbor the fungus, carefully wash socks, and avoid damp or wet environments where fungus is likely to be present.
- How long will I have to wait to see results?
After treatment, patients may see results in a few weeks with reduced redness and inflammation of the tissue surrounding the nail. Most show visible improvement in a month or two as old scarred nail surfaces begin to be replaced with new nail surfaces.