The Cutera GenesisPlus™ laser system is the more modern of the two laser systems commonly used to treat nail fungus. The Cutera foot laser system actually targets the pigment within the fungus. As the pigment within the fungus absorbs the pulsed light energy a rapid increase in temperate occurs, denaturing the fungus and getting to the source of the problem immediately. The micro pulses of light from the Cutera laser pass through the toenail to the fungus underneath, targeting the fungus without causing any damage to the surrounding nail or skin.
The Cutera laser system also has adjustable energy output levels that can be adjusted to allow penetration of even the most thickened nails. The energy output from the Cutera system can also be reduced, thus allowing for the treatment of young children and people who have darker skin tones who would otherwise find the treatment more uncomfortable. At 80 Watts of power the Cutera laser system has 20 times more power than the Pinpointe FootLaser system, which are rated at 4 Watts.
The Cutera Genesis Plus laser also has a ‘real time’ temperature sensor that indicates to the operator the temperature of the nail. The ability to monitor the nail temperature ensures higher success rates and reduces the risk of unnecessary heating of the nail.
Cutera Genesis Plus laser treatments for nail fungus infections are quick with little discomfort and performed as an outpatient service with no anaesthesia. The gentle laser light beam has no effect on healthy tissue. No drugs are used. Eliminating the total-body side effects of traditional oral antifungal medications used to treat nail fungus infections.