NEW! Treatment for Plantar Warts

Posted on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Swift is the pioneering new and easy microwave therapy system specifically designed for the treatment of Plantar Warts. Now you can get rid of Plantar Warts for good!

How Microwaves Work

Microwave energy rapidly elevates tissue temperature and creates precise, localized cell destruction.

cross section of skin and wartFigure 1

Infected tissue can exist several millimeters below the surface and can often be difficult to treat using traditional methods, resulting in either untreated tissue or significant damage.

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Swift delivers a precise, highly controlled energy dose. As microwaves travel into the tissue, water molecules begin colliding and creating localized heat energy – quickly destroying all infected tissue within a predetermined depth.

cross section of healthy tissueFigure 3

In just seconds the treatment is complete, and the healing cascade begins immediately. Treated tissue is quickly replaced, repaired and regenerated.

microwave treatment for plantar warts4 Key Benefits of Swift for Treatment of Plantar Warts

  1. Shorter Treatment Times. Microwaves deliver rapid internal heat generation – allowing shorter treatment times.
  2. Precision Treatments. Swift will deliver microwave energy to an exact and predetermined depth, creating accurate and precise ablation zones.
  3. Innovation in Safety.Utilizing innovative thermal management and measurement technologies, the system has been put through rigorous testing to ensure the highest possible levels of safety.
  4. Disposable Applicator Tips. The Swift applicator is designed with a disposable tip, eliminating the need for sterilization and mitigating the risk of cross-contamination.

Ready to say so long to Plantar Warts? Book your appointment today!

NEW! Treatment for Fungal Nails – Lunula Laser

Posted on Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Healthy, Clear Nails Made Simple!

We are proud to introduce a new treatment to our Oakville foot and orthotic clinic.

The Lunula Laser is the easy and convenient treatment that helps turn your discolored and disfigured nails into clearer, healthier looking nails.

Where’s what makes the Lunula Laser different:

  • The only touchless, painless solution for onychomycosis (fungal infection of the nail)
  • No pain, no downtime, and no risk
  • No more embarrassment about unsightly feet

More About Lunula Laser®

The Lunula Laser® is a revolutionary low-level laser therapy that brings new hope to people suffering from fungal nail infections (onychomycosis). Lunula Laser poses none of the risks and harmful side effects of oral anti-fungal medications and is painless!

If you suffer from fungal nail infections, you may want to take a peek at these Before & After treatment photos. The results are amazing! Book your footcare appointment and ask about Lunula Laser today!

What’s Toenail Fungus and What Can I Do About It?

Posted on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Be on the Lookout for Crumbling, Yellowish-Brown, and Foul Smelling Toenails

foot and nail fungiWhen everyday fungi invade the toenail, the tiny organisms take hold, and the result is the nail becoming thicker, yellowish-brown or darker in colour and foul smelling. The fungal infection of a toenail (onychomycosis) might be a common foot problem, but it’s also the one that the majority of people ignore.

How do I know for sure if I have a fungal nail infection?

Since other diseases may also cause toenail discolouration or thickening, it is best to have it assessed by a professional. A Registered Chiropodist can quickly determine whether you have a fungal infection and what treatment options are available.

It’s Sandal Season! What are my treatment options for fungal nail?

Will my fungal nail infection go away without treatment?

No, the chances of it clearing up on its own are very low.

Here are 7 solutions that will help you reduce the risk of getting a fungal nail infection in the first place:

  • Solution #1: Clean, dry feet resist disease. Wash your feet with soap and water, remembering to dry thoroughly, especially between your toes.
  • Solution #2: Shower shoes (or flip flops) should be worn whenever possible in public areas.
  • Solution #3: Shoes, socks, or hosiery should be changed daily.
  • Solution #4: Toenails should be clipped straight across so that the nail does not extend beyond the tip of the toe.
  • Solution #5: Use a quality food powder with talcum, not cornstarch.
  • Solution #6: Wear shoes that fit well and are made of materials that breathe.
  • Solution #7: Avoid wearing excessively tight hosiery, which promotes moisture. Socks made of synthetic fiber tend to wick away moisture faster than cotton or wool socks, especially for those with more active lifestyles.

Learn more about onychomycosis (fungal nail) and talk to your Chiropodist during your next routine foot care appointment. We want to stamp out fungal nail infections forever!