Laser Fungal Nail

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At the Chelsea clinic we are happy to introduce the K-Laser Dynamic therapy machine.  Having tested various machines we decided that this machine due to its high-grade specificity, exceptional quality and high power available starting out with more energy at the skin surface treatment healing times are dramatically reduced comparative to less powerful lasers.  The K-Laser can deliver light energy either as a continuous wave or a pulsed wave.

The K Laser dynamic machine with its very high-tech application uses several pulse frequencies to produce a combination of analgesia, inflammation reduction, bio-stimulation alongside antimicrobial effects notable in fungal skin and nail infections.  This accelerates regeneration of tissues increasing cellular energy which enables cells to absorb nutrients quickly and eliminates waste cells effectively.  Laser has anti-oedemic effects which produces vasodilatation activating lymphatic drainage system so reducing swelling.

The number of times that the light is switched on or off per second is known as the Frequency.  Different pulse frequencies elicit different physiological responses dependant on whether bone, soft tissue or fat is being treated.

Wavelength significance

The wavelength of light has a variety of colours like a rainbow.  It also determines its length of penetration.  The longer a wavelength the more it will penetrate than shorter wavelengths.

The laser measurement is in nanometers also known as nm.  Nm stands for a 1000th/1000000th meter.

660nm depth is well absorbed by melanin the colour pigment in skin.  It is excellent for superficial areas such as skin excellent for wounds and scar tissue regulation.  The laser light inhibits bacterial proliferation increasing cellular growth.

800nm At this depth maximal ATP production is achieved increasing oxygen absorption and increasing cellular energy for healing and regeneration.

905nm facilitates peak absorption of light energy by haemoglobin, water, melanin and Cytochrome C oxidase (CCO).  This results in more oxygen being available to the cells and so speeds up the natural healing process.  CCO is essential for mitochondrial function.  Mitochondria are the ‘powerhouse’ organelles found in cells.

They take in nutrients breaking them down to create energy rich molecules for cells known as cellular respiration.Lack of CCO function is likely to be lethal.  (Collins, 2017)

970nm depth of laser light is excellent for heat absorption.  Deeper layers can be treated at a cellular level.  This treatment setting boost local microcirculation due to increased oxygen provided to the cells.

References:

Collins, J.F.  Chpt 7 – Copper:  Basic Physiological and Nutritioal Aspects.  Molecular, Genetic and Nutritional Aspects of Major and Trace Minerals, 2017, PP69-83.

https://www.klaser.co.uk/

 

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At The Chelsea clinic we have a very specific skill set with regards the foot and ankle. Pleased to offer a bespoke service which is tailored to the individual. With over 20 years experience in the Fitness and Healthcare industry we are registered and qualified with the Health Care Professions Council, the College of Podiatry and the General Osteopathic Council.

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