Toenail Fungus LASER treatment (genesis Plus)

  •  Health Canada Approved LASER Breakthrough Technology for Fungal Toenails

1. FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

2. YouTube Video Demonstration of the Genesis Plus LASER by Cutera

3. Pre and Post-Treatment Pictures (Cutera)

4. In the News: Foot Treatment Goes High Tech (Niagara This Week Feature Article)

5. Fungal Toenail Treatment Options


  • Clear toenails for sandal season are now possible with Genesis Plus, a new LASER treatment recently approved by Health Canada for the treatment of embarrassing toenail fungus without downtime, side effects, or pain that puts patients’ safety and comfort first.   The FIRST full-time Genesis Plus LASER treatment in the Niagara area is now available from the Doctors of Podiatric Medicine at the Canadian Foot Clinic & Orthotic Centre. 
  • An estimated 10% of Canadians suffer from fungal toenails, also called onychomycosis.  Fungal infections of toenails are a very difficult problem to treat.  Topical medications such as creams and lacquers alone work occasionally, but require continued use, often for years. Powerful antifungal oral medications are available, but they’re quite expensive and may cause unwanted side effects, including liver damage or dangerous interactions with other medications.
  • Leading scientists and medical professionals working together for 20 years with funding provided by the U.S. National Institutes of Health developed the technology in the patented Cutera Genesis Plus.  Though there are several unapproved LASERs on the market being promoted by some spas for fungal toenails, only the Genesis Plus LASER offers the latest advanced technology and safety features and is approved by both Health Canada and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for this condition. 
  • This latest technology offers a non-invasive, non-toxic treatment, which is fast and effective for treating toenail fungus, even in diabetic patients. For the best results, the treatment requires typically four to siz, 30-minutes sessions at our clinic. Healthy new growth will typically begin to be visible in about 3 months, while it can take 6 to 12 months for the entire clear nail to emerge.  The laser treatment will not cause your toenails to discolor or fall off and you can resume your activities without any down time. 
  • During the procedure, pulses of light are gently delivered to the nail and nail bed.  The laser simultaneously sends heat into the deep layers of the nail and nail bed killing the fungus while leaving the healthy tissue unharmed.  Patients have minimal to no discomfort, side effects, discoloration or loss of nail after this procedure. 
  • The Genesis Plus LASER is a powerful Nd:YAG LASER made by Cutera, Inc, a world leader in LASER technology and research. Clinical results are showing very high success rates of about 70 percent. Older alternatives range from a 50 percent success rate with the oral medications, to as low as 10 percent for the lacquer treatment. 
  • This new treatment modality provides a safe and effective solution for the millions of people afflicted by this embarrassing and often painful problem.  We at the Canadian Foot Clinic & Orthotic Centre are helping toenail fungus sufferers overcome this problem so they can show off their clear nails without reservation.  Call us today for a consultation!