Volume: 2011 | Number: 1
ISSN (print): 1855-9913 | ISSN (web): 1855-9921
Treatment of Onychomycosis with a Long-Pulsed Nd:YAG Laser (Summary)
Onychomycosis is common nail disease, especially in the elderly. Currently, there are various options to treat onychomycosis; however, most have limitations that include high failure rates, time-consuming and expensive treatments, and high risks of drug interactions. Previous studies about the treatment of dermatophyte onychomycosis with long-pulsed 1064 nm Nd:YAG lasers have demonstrated excellent outcomes, without severe side effects.