Corns and IPK
Effective against highly fibrous Corns – Prevents Reformation
Plantar Callus (“Corn seed”, Clavus durus), is a very unpleasant and painful condition caused by an accumulation of dead skin cells that harden and thicken over an area of the foot.
Calluses are normally found on the ball-of-the-foot, the heel, and/or the inside of the big toe. Some calluses have a deep seated core known as a nucleation.
Currently there are various treatment options such as electrosurgery, cryosurgery, chemical agents (salicylic acid), and scalpel removal. Among the available therapeutic options, none are uniformly effective and most are associated with different limitations and side effects, like necrotic debris.
Scraping excess skin prior to laser treatment.
Treatment is aimed to minimize recurrences, by successfully coagulating the small vessels that feed the area. In deep corns and IPK, a surgical handpiece is commonly used for deeper areas, applying focused power while physically cauterizing and bleeding vessels.
The foot with Corn should be soaked in warm water with disinfecting solution, for approx. one hour.
Use local anesthesia around the callus with 4-6 radially distributed points of injection.
Remove / scrape excess skin.
Apply laser to corn root to stop bleeding and fully cauterize vessels.