Laser

GenesisPlus A Safe Effective Treatment for Tendons, plantar fascia and Toes 

Alderwood Ankle and Foot Clinic features the Genesisplus laser for Podiatry.  Genesisplus is an FDA approved laser treatment for the treatment of nail infection (onychomycosis), more commonly known as toenail fungus.  This laser is also a safe and effective treatment for treatment of Neuroma, Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis.  It can also be used for Scar Reduction and Warts.  This is a non invasive treatment used to decrease inflammation and speed healing.  Laser treatment is not commonly covered by insurance however we have a offer a great cash discount for Laser treatment.  

Achilles Tendonitis, Neuroma and Plantar Fasciitis.  

GenesisPlus can also provide and effective treament for Achilles Tendonitis.  Our doctors use the laser on the affected areas of the tendon where it helps the injury to heal by causing  increased blood flow to the tendon fibers.   This treatment reduces inflammation and promotes natural healing by reduction of the scar tissue around the nerve and tendon.  

Scar Reduction

GenesisPlus is used to treat and accelerate scar remodeling, improve erythema and enhance cosmesis.  Genesisplus also softens and relaxes the tension in scars, improving mobility for the patient. 

Onychomycosis

GenesisPlus is a quick and comfortable way to clear the nail without drug therapy.  

 

How does the GenesisPlus work for nail fungus (onychomycosis)?

Laser light from the GenesisPlus passes through the nail and the surrounding tissue.  The laser light is absorbed by pigment in the fungi, which causes the pigment to heat, and this heat kills or damages the fungal organisms.  This can result in your nail growing normally.

What can you expect?

The treatment 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 treatment.

Treatment Session Time - A single treatment session takes approximately 40 minutes to treat 5-10 nails.  Treatment times will vary, so please ask your doctor for more information.

Number of Treatments - Most patients show improvement after one treatment.  The required number of treatments will vary depending on how severely each digit is infected.

Before the Procedure - It is important to remove all nail polish and decorations the day before the procedure.

During the Procedure - Most patients describe the procedure as being comfortable with a small hot pinch at the end that resolves quickly.

After the Procedure - Immediately following the procedure your nail may feel warm for a few minutes.  The majority of patients can resume normal activities immediately.

Long Term - If the treatments is successful, as the nail grows you will see new, healthy nail. Nails grow slowly, so it may take up to 12 months to see an entirely clear nail.   

Case example 9 months after first laser treatment showing demarcation of new nail growth

Dr. Floyd and Dr. Nagata are Certified from Cutera in use of the FDA approved GenesisPlus laser for feet and toes. This was the first Podiatry clinic in Washington State to feature the Cutera GenesisPlus laser.  Send us an e-mail or give us a call to inquire further about your laser treatment today.   You can also visit www.cutera.com for more information on the GenesisPlus laser treatment system.