Laser Technology

We have three lasers on-site and available for in-office treatments at Portsmouth Foot & Ankle

  • Cutera® laser for warts and nail fungus and MLS® Laser Therapy write-ups and video links are provided below. We also utilize an EPAT laser in office.

MLS Laser Therapy

Our IIIt laser is used to manage pain, reduce inflammation and speed up recovery times

MLS Laser Therapy technology is the most advanced laser therapy system on the market. Reduction of response times, and therefore overall treatment times, distinguishes MLS Laser Therapy from traditional laser therapy with reciprocal advantages for both the operator and the patient.

Benefits of MLS Laser Therapy:

  • Anti-Inflammatory Effect
  • Analgesic Effect
  • Accelerated Tissue Repair and Cell Growth
  • Improved Vascular Activity
  • Increases Metabolic Activity
  • Stimulation of Trigger Points and Acupuncture Points
  • Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation
  • Improved Nerve Function
  • Immunoregulation
  • Faster Wound Healing

MLS Laser Therapy Effectively Treats Pain Associated With:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Neuromas
  • Neuropathies
  • Arthritis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Tendon & Ligament Injuries
  • Joint Pain
  • Muscle Sprains & Strains
  • Tendonitis
  • Wounds
  • Post-Surgical Swelling
  • Sore Muscles

 

Cutera® Genisisplus® Laser Treatments

Our Cutera laser treats Warts, Nail Fungus and Scar Tissue

Cutera Laser

Wart Treatment 
What should I expect when treated with the LASER?
Most patients describe the LASER treatment as a rubber band snap against the skin. A black and blue discoloration usually settles in for a few days following the treatment. Most patients will be able to resume normal activities immediately following each of their treatments.

In general how many treatments should I expect until the warts have completely resolved?
Expect about 4 to 6, or even 8, treatments before seeing total resolution of your warts. Each treatment should be spread 2 to 4 weeks apart from the last depending on the recommendations of your doctor.

What are warts?
Warts are non-cancerous skin growths caused by a viral infection in the top layer of the skin. Viruses that cause Warts are called human papillomavirus, HPV. Warts are usually skin-colored and feel rough to the touch, but they can be, dark, flat and smooth. The appearance of a wart depends on where it is growing.

How do you get warts?
Warts are passed from person to person, sometimes indirectly, with a growth period of several months before becoming noticeable.

Do warts need to be treated?
Warts that are bothersome, painful, or multiplying should be treated. Warts in adults often do not disappear as quickly or easily as in children.

How are warts treated?
There are many treatments that your doctor could implement to treat your warts. However, the most effective, proven and safe treatment for warts is the LASER therapy. We use a Cutera genesisplus laser at Portsmouth Foot and Ankle.

What are the advantages of LASER therapy?

  • Consistent results, better than 90% response to 6 treatments or less.
  • Short treatment courses compared to traditional, methods. LASER therapy is very short and convenient, 4-6 treatments of 10-15 minutes, separated by 2-5 weeks is all that is required to eliminate most warts.
  • Minimal discomfort, no anesthesia or injection is required with the LASER.
  • No down time necessary as most patients resume normal activities immediately after being treated with the LASER.
  • Minimal side-effects because the LASER treats only the warts while leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed. In addition, while the wart is being treated, the skin below it is restored to its original texture and color.

Nail Treatment

What is nail fungus?
Dermatophytes are the most common fungi responsible for causing nail fungus. They live off of keratin found in the skin and nails.

How did I get nail fungus?
Nail infection is caused by coming in contact with a dermatophyte. Unfortunately, dermatophytes are everywhere in our environment. Common sources of infection are swimming pools, public showers, gyms and nail spas. Trauma can also cause infection along with increasing age and poor health.

What are the symptoms of nail fungus?

  • Discolored and Thick Nails
  • Yellow Streaks
  • Brittle or Crumbly Nails

What to expect?
The laser will be passed over the nails and surrounding skin. This will be repeated several times depending on the treatment necessary. Your nail will feel warm during the process. Patients are able to resume normal activity following the treatment. Treatments last about 10-20 minutes.

Scar Treatment

Laser therapy can be used to decrease the appearance of a scar.

Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT)

Imagine waking up pain free

We now offer Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT), sometimes referred to as ESWT or Shockwave Therapy.

EPAT® is an innovative, non-invasive way to treat pain. It is based on a unique set of pressure waves that stimulate the metabolism, enhance blood circulation, and accelerate the healing process. Damaged tissue gradually regenerates and eventually heals.

As an alternative to surgery, the procedure includes 3-5 in-office sessions approximately 5-10 minutes each at weekly intervals.

  • Non-invasive
  • No anesthesia required
  • No risk of infection
  • No scarring
  • No downtime
  • Over 80% patient satisfaction
  • Cost effective
  • Faster, easier healing

More Info? Request an appointment or go to our videos page and view EPAT videos.

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