Laser Treatments

Toe Fungus Treatment, Spider Vein Removal, and Tattoo Removal

Toe Fungus Treatment

Toenail fungus is a very common symptom that is experienced in as many as 10-15% of American adults. Toenail fungus, clinically named onychomycosis, is an infection of the nail and nail bed that alters the appearance of a nail. Toenail fungus infections usually develop from moist environments and often prevent people from feeling comfortable wearing open-toed shoes.

Toes with fungus often look darkened, thickened in appearance, dry, and brittle. Laser treatment for toenail fungus at East Hill Medical Group helps kill infection at the root and help you regain confidence with showing your bare feet in public.

Due to the deep location of the infection, topical creams and other methods are usually ineffective. Laser treatment with our FDA-cleared Astanza™ Revolution has shown a significant nail plate clearance in 95% of patients after just one treatment.

During treatment, our Astanza™ Revolution laser pulses light energy over the nail in a grid like pattern. Each pulse of light energy safely penetrates through the nail and deep into the nail bed where the infection resides. The light energy heats up and effectively destroys the fungus.

Treatments typically last 10 to 20 minutes depending on how many toenails are being treated. The laser is painless and resembles a slight warming sensation.

The months following a treatment, a clear, healthy, and fungus free nail will grow. Most patients will see results within the first 3 months of regrowth. For prevention of infection, patients are encouraged to keep toes clean and completely dry and toenails trimmed and clean.



Laser Tattoo Removal

Laser tattoo removal is the safest, most effective, noninvasive method for removing unwanted ink from the skin. We utilize the advanced Astanza™ Revolution Q-switched Nd:YAG laser to shatter ink and erase any traces of tattoo regret you may have. Laser tattoo removal works by emitting ultra-quick short pulses of light energy onto the unwanted tattoo.

The ink particles selectively absorb the laser’s light depending on the wavelengths being emitted, while leaving the surrounding skin tissue unharmed. Immediately upon absorption, the trapped ink particles shatter into tiny fragments. Over the weeks following a treatment, the body’s immune system flushes out the shattered ink particles. After a series of treatments, you will see your tattoo gradually fade more and more until no ink is visible.



Spider Vein Removal

Vascular lesions, also known as spider veins, are common cosmetic skin blemishes that appear on all parts of the body. Vascular lesions are multiple or large blood vessels that form directly underneath the skin. These unsightly veins are normally harmless and can be effectively removed with laser treatment. Vascular lesions are most commonly seen on the nose, cheeks, ears, legs, and ankles. East Hill Medical Group uses the Astanza™ Revolution laser to perform noninvasive laser treatment to successfully remove vascular lesions and reveal clear skin.

During a treatment, our Astanza™ Revolution laser emits light energy onto the unwanted vein(s). The veins selectively absorb the light energy while leaving the surrounding skin tissue unharmed. As the vein absorbs the energy, it heats up and collapses, closing off any blood flow. Overtime, the blood vessels fade and disappear. Laser vein treatments work best on smaller veins, typically less than 2 mm wide. Most patients need only 2 to 3 treatments before achieving desired results while many see significant improvement after just one treatment. After treatment, patients may experience slight bruising. As the bruise heals, the spider vein will not return. Patients are encouraged to stay active daily to prevent the appearance of additional lesions.