Advanced Care Foot and Ankle is happy to offer cutting edge technology in the battle against nail fungus. Introducing Clearanail, the advanced micro drilling system for the treatment of onychomycosis. Utilizing Clearanail’s patented technology, we are able to drill precise 0.4mm holes into the infected nail plate, allowing access to the diseased nail bed.
For decades, people have struggled to treat nail fungus. Topical medications have been shown to inadequately penetrate the nail plate, leading to poor outcomes. Even newer topical medications are brand name drugs with little insurance coverage and high out of pocket costs. Oral medications have been one of the more effective treatments, but have to be taken for prolonged periods of time, increasing the chance of potential side effects. Also, some patients are not candidates for oral therapy, due to their past medical history and interactions with their current medications. Lastly, there is the method of using a nail laser, a very expensive treatment option with little success rate.
The medical field has known for years that the majority of infections of the skin and/or nail are caused by dermatophytes, relatively easy organisms to kill. We know this because when patients suffer from “Athlete’s foot,” a fungal infection of the skin, the dermatophytes are easily killed with topical medication. When the dermatophytes get under the nail, however, topical medications struggle to penetrate down into the underlying nail bed where the organisms reside. This is where Clearanail microdrilling technology comes into play. In less than 20 minutes, multiple micro pathways are created in the nail plate without pain or discomfort. This is done with a special fail-safe sensor on the drill that detects when the nail plate is penetrated and shuts off automatically.
After the creation of the pathways, patients then apply a low-cost topical medication regularly to the nail, which easily absorbs through the nail plate to kill the fungus. Patient are seeing results within 2-8 weeks from the start of treatment. Come in today to try this new advanced treatment option for nail fungus at any of our office locations!