Our LightPod Neo Laser has the unique capability of penetrating through the nail and into the nail matrix, heating the tissue in the nail bed to maximize coagulation of soft tissue contaminated with fungus.
Fast & Conveinent
The treatment of nails with LightPod laser is fast and convenient – it takes approximately 5 to 15 seconds to cover a single nail with laser pulses.
Minimal, Low Pain
Since laser treatment is so fast, patients generally experience little pain as the laser superheats the nail bed. Pain does vary from patient to patient, as everyone’s pain tolerance is different.
Nail Fungus (Onycomycosis)
Onychomycosis is common in people over 50 and is unusual in children. There may be a genetic predisposition to fungal infection of the nails in some patients. Infection is contagious, and is spread by contact with infected nail files/clippers and possibly by walking barefoot in public areas.
Onychomycosis is very difficult to cure. By preventing the spread of athlete’s foot, nail infection can be minimized or avoided. In approximately half of suspected nail fungus cases there is actually no fungal infection, but only nail deformity. Because of this, a confirmation of fungal infection should precede treatment. Risk factors include perspiring heavily, being in a humid or moist environment, psoriasis, wearing socks and shoes that hinder ventilation and do not absorb perspiration, going barefoot in damp public places such as swimming pools, gyms and shower rooms, having athlete’s foot (tinea pedis), minor skin or nail injury, damaged nail, or other infection, and having diabetes, circulation problems, which may also lead to lower peripheral temperatures on hands and feet, or a weakened immune system.
- 1 Treatment (for all toes or fingers): $100 (expect to have at least 2 treatments)
- Includes Aftercare Instructions
- Formula3 Ointment: $30 per bottle
*Pricing varies by size, color and technicality. Call us for a consult or email us pictures and dimensions for an estimate.
What To Expect
Clinical research has shown that the LightPod Neoand LightPod Fortelasers are capable of effectively superheating the skin tissue beneath finger and toe nails, causing the coagulation of the soft tissue that is contaminated with fungal material. This can result in a significant cosmetic enhancement for patients. In order to super heat and coagulate the soft tissue beneath a finger or toe nail and particularly to reach the depth of the nail matrix, it is necessary to use a powerful, deep-heating laser modality within a tolerable pulse duration. Aerolase offers the unique combination with its LightPod Neo and LightPod Fortelasers, which deliver laser energy at the 1064nm wavelength and at optimum submillisecond pulse duration. This type of laser is capable of penetrating through the nail and into the nail matrix, heating the tissue in the nail bed to maximize coagulation of soft tissue contaminated with fungus. The presence of pigment and water in such soft tissue structures, as well as hemoglobin in the vasculature supporting the nail bed, collectively represent the common chromophores that absorb 1064nm laser energy as part of the process of coagulating and destroying the targeted tissue structures.
For more information on the process and treatment, please read our frequently asked questions below.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I prep for treatment?
Is this like lash extension where they will look dramatically thicker?
Lash extensions and lash lifts are 2 totally different animals. I will not be adding any additional lashes to you. I will simply be curling your natural lashes. That said, for most, it can make your lashes appear fuller because they are so uplifted.
What are the post treatment instructions?
Pretty simple: Do not apply an oil based products and Do Not get your lashes wet for the first 24 hours.
Can I book this on the same day as a facial?
Is there any maintenance?
None at all! You don't have to do anything special with your lashes in between lifts.
Can I still wear Mascara?
Of course! You'll just achieve a more dramatic effect when mascara is applied to your curled lashes.
Will this damage my eyelashes
No. The lifting solutions are only applied to the new growth area of the lashes, down towards the base and up a bit. Never to the ends of the lashes
Are some lashes resistant to the curl?
I have found, on occasion, that it's very difficult and sometimes not possible to sustain the curl with lashes that have a strong cowlick or slanted growth pattern. Also, growth patterns due to plastic surgery in the eye area are often not able to be corrected. I say, give the treatment a shot once, and let's see how your lashes hold the curl.
Is it painful?
No. At first, when I'm applying the shields to the eyelids, it may feel a bit strange. But, for the most part, it's very relaxing! You just kick back and relax 🙂
I use Latisse®. Can I get this treatment?
I have downward-pointing lashes, will this be a good treatment for me?
How long does the effect last?
Depending on the length and quality of your natural lashes, the lift can last for 6 to 8 weeks.
I have very very short lashes. Am I able to still do this procedure?
Most of the time, yes. Though it can be challenging if the lashes aren't even long enough to bring up and back on to the shield. But I say, give it a shot once and see how you do!
I have glaucoma, can I have this procedure?
Yes. If ever in doubt, always consult with your physician.
I've recently had blepharoplasty surgery, can I have this procedure?
You need to wait at least 1 year from your surgery. It has been my experience with clients who have had this surgery that there is an increased sensitivity in the eye area for quite a while. You need to give yourself that time to heal first. After that, you can consult with your physician to be sure.
I've recently had lasik surgery, can I have this procedure?
Yes, but you need to wait at least 6 months. As always, when in doubt, please consult with your physician.
Who is this procedure NOT good for?
Chronic dry eye, conjunctivitis, damaged lashes or lashes with gaps (this treatment may make the gaps more noticeable), active eye infections of any kind, trichotillomania (habitual pulling out of lashes), recent chemo treatments (you will need to wait at least a year from your last treatment. When in doubt, always consult with your physician.)
If you still have questions,
please check out our sister site focused all on nail fungus laser treatments and removal!
Don’t just take it from us, hear what our clients are saying!
I have this ugly-ass toenail that resists all my attempts to fix it. Over the years I’ve tried everything from soaking it in vinegar, tea tree oil, and bleach. I’ve used every single toe nail fungus remover you can buy. I was finally ready to try laser treatment and sought the services of RediMedi. This place is great!
I saw Jessica, who was so knowledgable and professional. She was very thorough with the laser, zapping like a pro. During my appointment, she put special UV lights in my boots that would kill any fungus that might have been lurking there. How awesome is that? Afterwards, she sent me home with a bottle of medicated oil to apply to my feet twice daily. I have two more appointments to go, but I’m already seeing a difference in my nail. I’m super stoked to see the results after the series is complete.Kristen S.
When you have toenail fungus, it’s extremely embarrassing and at times uncomfortable. But when you have a laser pro like Jessica, you’ll have no doubt it’s going to work. The relieving part is, the staff made me feel as though it was no big deal… “everybody gets it”…. so they have helped to qualm my fears, embarrassment, and toenail fungus!
I’ve only had 2 or the 3 treatments so far, but I could see the difference even after the first treatment! A healthy nail is growing out, and fungus is subsiding. I literally couldn’t be any happier with RediMedi’s services! I will definitely be going back for other laser services in the future, because these guys have got a good thing going!Shelley W.
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