Fungal infections of the skin can occur on any part of the body, especially in the skin folds and creases that rub together and trap moisture. Fungal skin infections are caused by different types of fungi. Some fungal infections can cause a small amount of irritation, while others penetrate deeper and can cause itching, swelling, blistering or scaling. Fungal growth is a fast growing infection and can be quite annoying and difficult to deal with. Hence, laser is the perfect treatment modality that is both safe and effective to clear up even the most stubborn infections. The laser works by emitting high doses of light energy, which kills and destroys the fungus.
An impulse of high power laser energy effectively penetrates, heats the fungal material and destroys it without damaging the surrounding tissues. Exposure of fungi to high temperatures inhibits their growth through cell damage and death. You may experience a mild to moderate heat sensation during the procedure. Generally, the number of treatments vary depending on the severity of the fungal infection.
Fungal skin infections generally start appearing as a rash. You may need a Laser treatment for skin fungal infections if you experience any of the following signs and symptoms
- Ring-shaped, red itchy patches with a clear center (Ringworm infection)
- Itchy rash in between the toe, with mild irritation or cracking of the skin (Athlete’s foot)
- Rashes that cause redness and intense itching in warm, moist, creased areas such as the armpits and groin (Candida infection)
- A small yellow or white spot underneath a nail that spreads and burrows deeper to cause discoloration, thickening or crumbling (Nail infection)
You are eligible for a Laser treatment for fungal skin infection if you are
- Not a pregnant or nursing mother
- Free from skin cancer as the lasers do not work well in people with weakened immune system
- Not an Accutane user
- Not a Scleroderma patient, an autoimmune disorder that causes scarring following laser treatments
- Not prone to sunburn skin, as the heat from the laser may exacerbate a burn and cause post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation
Fungus is an opportunistic organism. In other words, there is a chance of re-infection because the fungus is present everywhere in the environment. Hence, you will need to take precautions in the future to prevent recurrence.
The infection improves after a single treatment and you will be recommended care tips and techniques to reduce recurrence of the infection. Laser promises to irreversibly destroy the fungal growth and prevent recurrence of the infection.
Fungal infections are common and can affect anyone, regardless of personal hygiene. However, unscrupulous attention to personal hygiene can definitely contribute to burgeoning infections. Remember, fungal infections are no fun and there's no need to suffer in silence. Go for a Laser fungal skin infection treatment today! Get rid of fungal infections, for good.