Different types of lasers have been used to treat these nail plate fungal infections with varying degrees of success. One of the first was long pulse Nd:Yag systems designed to heat the nail bed in an effort to destroy the filaments of fungus. Now we can also use Q switch lasers
Recent studies published by a team of European researchers describe the use of Q switched lasers which are normally used for laser tattoo removal and laser pigmentation treatments for effective treatment of nail fungus.
What is Onychomycosis?
As the name indicates, the condition is a fungal infection that affects the nail bed and the nail plate; most commonly in the toes but can also occur in the fingers.
Onychomycosis is visualised as a thickened, normally yellow nail that can often be split or crumbly. It is a very common condition affecting 1 in 2 of the population at the age of 70. Onychomycosis is normally associated with a cosmetic condition which lends itself well to laser treatment. If left alone the fungus can:
Course Entry Requirements
It is a pre-requisite of this course that users must already have successfully completed 5 important prior courses:-
Additionally, because this treatment uses a Q-switched laser, learners must also have completed a Grade 5 Laser Tattoo Removal course.
PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE THIS COURSE IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO MEET THE COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS SHOWN ABOVE. YOU WILL BE ASKED TO SUBMIT EVIDENCE TO PROVE THIS WHEN YOU PURCHASE YOUR FIRST MODULE. THIS IS A MANDATORY REQUIREMENT FROM THE AWARDING BODY.
This course costs £145 per user.
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Course links are delivered electronically to you in digital format, and permit access for up to 2 months or until you pass the course assessments – whichever comes soonest. Course users are able to download resource materials for future reference as they progress through the course. If you do not access within 2 months, the course links will expire.