FAQS – Laser Therapy, Fungal Toenails

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What is GenesisPlus?

GenesisPlus is a new laser perfected for safely and effectively treating onychomycosis (toenail fungus). By targeting the fungus directly, GenesisPlus gets to the source of the problem immediately.

How does GenesisPlus work?

Tiny pulses of light from the GenesisPlus laser pass through the toenail to the fungus underneath. The fungus is irradiated without any damage to the surrounding nail or skin.

How long does the procedure take?

Depending on how many toes are affected, the GenesisPlus laser procedure will take 20-30 minutes.

Is GenesisPlus laser therapy painful?  

Most people feel a slight warming sensation during the procedure. No pain medication is needed and most people find the treatment very easy to tolerate.

How many treatments will I need?

Three treatments are performed in order to achieve approximately 70 – 75% success.

Are there any restrictions on my activity post procedure?

You can resume your normal activities immediately.

When will I see results?

You won’t notice anything immediately following treatment. However, as your nail grows out, the new nail growth should be clear. Toe nails grow slowly –especially nails infected with fungus. So, it may take 6-12 months for your toenail to clear.

Will the fungus come back?

Reinfection with toenail fungus may be acquired anywhere from your environment, for example, in damp areas such as public swimming pools. Consult with your healthcare professional to understand how to prevent toenail fungus from reoccurring.

When can I apply nail polish?

While it is important to remove nail polish, decoration and jewelry prior to treatment, you can reapply nail polish 24 hours after treatment.

What else is required?

Combination therapy with pulse dose oral treatment (one pill per week) and maintenance with topical solution, along with nail trimming, is required for more severe cases.

Who will perform the laser toenail fungus treatment?

Our doctors are specially trained and experienced in the use of this new laser technology for the treatment of fungal nail disease. UFAC has offices in Lincoln, Providence and East Providence, Rhode Island conveniently located to serve our patients in Connecticut, Massachusetts as well as throughout Rhode Island. 

Is GenesisPlus covered by insurance? 

This treatment is not covered by insurance.