What is Genesis?
Genesis is a new laser perfected for safely and effectively treating onychomycosis (toenail fungus). By targeting the fungus directly, Genesis gets to the source of the problem immediately.
How does Genesis work?
Tiny pulses of light from the genesis 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 Laser Nail Treatment take?
The actual laser time is approximately 15-20 minutes, not including your consultation time. Please plan to spend an hour of time at your visit.
Is Genesis 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.
Will the fungus com back?
The problem typically improves following one treatment and Dr. Stasney will recommend a second treatment in 4 to 6 weeks apart that is included in the price.
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. In some cases the toe nail may fall off, this depends on how bad the toe nail fungus is. It may take 6-12 months for your toenail to clear.
When can I paint my toenails or have a pedicure?
You can apply polish immediately after the Laser Nail Treatment. It is important for all polish and decorations be removed prior to your treatment.
How does Genesis compare to other toenail fungus treatments?
Traditional treatment such as nail trimming, topical medicine, oral medicine or nail removal have significant drawbacks. Nail trimming doesn’t treat the fungus. Topical medicines need to be applied for 12 months and have low success rate. Oral medicines are taken for three months but can cause liver or kidney problems and only show a 50% success rate. Genesis is a quick, easy safe, effective procedure that treats the fungus at the source. Studies of laser treatment of nail fungus show a success rate of 88%.
Will this procedure be covered by my health insurance?
This Laser Nail Procedure is considered Aesthetic and may not be covered under most insurance policies. We do not file insurance claims for any procedure performed at our location.