Most of the time, skin fungal infections are not serious and can be treated using a variety of techniques and methods. A common option is a laser treatment which has been shown to improve the skin’s condition after 6 months in the majority of cases. Skin fungal infection laser is one of the common skin treatment in Malaysia that deliver promising and fast results.
Typically, patients undergo 1 session of Long Pulse Nd:YAG laser treatment a month to treat infected areas. Your doctor may even focus laser treatment on nails as it may not show any symptoms of infection at first, and this will help to remove any potential fungus growing there. Several sessions are required to obtain the possible results, with each quick session lasting for about 15 minutes.
The fungi is killed by the heat generated by the laser, targeting and killing fungus cells in the affected area which helps to prevent any future manifestation. Long Pulse Nd:YAG laser produce a near-infrared wavelength that penetrates deep into the skin and is readily absorbed by haemoglobin and melanin chromophores. This skin fungus treatment will inhibit fungal growth and effective for onychomycosis.
Skin fungal infection laser is an FDA-approved and trending skin laser treatment in Malaysia that may cause beneficial changes in the appearances and texture of the nail. The procedure is a kick-start natural healing process that will kill the fungus and allow the nail to heal and return to normal with steady improvement. Eliminating the cause of infections will trigger the body to heal and rejuvenate without risk of infections leaving nice and healthy nails. Laser treatment for fungal infection will offer a quick solution for onychomycosis patients to achieve promising results.
There are several varieties of skin fungal infections which can affect almost any part of the body. These can include jock itch, ringworm, athlete’s foot, and yeast infection. The majority of these infections are caused by a type of fungus known as candida, which thrives in warm and moist conditions. Skin areas that touch such as folds, armpits, groin and others are a potential base for the fungus to develop and should always be thoroughly cleansed.
Fungal infections begin to take root if the conditions are suitable and this may be caused by humid weather, a lack of hygiene, or restrictive clothing and footwear. The skin naturally protects itself against infection but cuts or breaks in the surface may allow the fungus to set in and cause an infection.
The treatment will create sub-dermal heating under the surface of the skin and destroys the fungus without affecting the nail. With proper and regular care, patients can enjoy immediate results after just one short treatment with less yellowing and improved skin texture around the nail.
Patients may experience some minor discomfort like a local sensation of heat, mild needle pricking and pain, which will immediately subside and disappear when the laser application ends. The feedback may vary from one patient to other patients. However, the discomfort caused by the treatment is bearable which did not interfere with treatment continuity.
Patients will experience no major side effects and can resume daily activities immediately since no downtime is required after the treatment.
As the skin infection treatment is short and simple, patients can come during lunch break and immediately get back to work after the treatment with no symptoms.
The price of skin fungal infection laser treatment in Premier Clinic is about RM 300 for a single part of treated area. Compared to other types of treatment or medications, laser treatment may be worth your time. Moreover, you may consult with our doctors to have details information and overall cost of treatments.
At Premier Clinic, our doctors will guide and advise you on suitable treatment and the number of sessions required. Depending on your skin’s condition and severity of the infection, a combination of techniques may be used in order to maximise the chances of curing the fungal infection as quickly as possible. On top of laser treatments, you may also be prescribed oral medication or skin creams. Do schedule an appointment with us so we can diagnose your condition and recommend a proper treatment regime for you.
Alternatively, you may visit us at our Bangsar, TTDI, Mont Kiara, Puchong and KL City branch to make an appointment.
Patients may experience minimal discomfort when the laser light is targeted infected area to kill the fungus.
Fungal skin infection treatment can be performed in 4 sessions with a 1-week interval between sessions. However, the sessions can be more or less depends on the patient’s skin condition.