Toenail fungus (Onychomycosis) is a very stubborn and common problem that can now be addressed with a blast of laser light. A revolutionary new toenail fungus laser treatment has shown to be 75-80% effective with no down time and minimal pain. The toenail laser treatments take about 20 minutes and are separated 4 to 6 weeks apart and usually require 3 – 5 procedures.
The laser wavelength is so precise that it only targets the nail fungus infected area without damaging any surrounding tissue. This toenail fungus laser treatment also has a higher success rate then topical and oral treatments and without the risk of life threatening liver problems.
Benefits of Toenail Laser:
- Eradicate toenail fungus
- No downtime
- Minimal discomfort
- No prescriptions, no doctor visit or blood test
Toenail Laser FAQs
How does the toenail fungus laser work?
The toenail laser light passes through the nail and kills the fungus that lives in and under the nail bed. The toenail fungus laser does not cause damage to the nail or surrounding skin.
Will patients need one or more laser fungus treatments?
One treatment kills the toe fungus for some people. Our own studies have shown most patients require 3 – 5 nail fungus treatments 4-6 weeks apart which is similar to the FDA findings. In most cases patients will have healthy nails, free from toenail fungus in 9 -12 months because of the growth time of the nail.
Is the laser toenail fungus procedure painful?
Most people feel a warming sensation and a few may feel a pinprick from the this toenail fungus laser treatment.
Is there a recovery period for the toenail laser treatment?
No; just walk in and out.
How long does the toenail laser treatment take?
The toenail fungus procedure takes less then 30 minutes.
Will the toenail fungus come back?
After any type of toenail fungus treatment there is a chance of reinfection because the foot fungus is present everywhere in the environment. Using sandals in public areas and clean dry socks and shoes will help prevent a fungus infection from recurring.
When can patients paint nails or have a pedicure after laser toenail fungus treatment?
Immediately after the procedure patients can apply nail polish but should wait 24 hours to have a pedicure. It is important to have nail polish removed from the nails before treatment begins.
Is the laser toenail fungus procedure covered by insurance?
No, this laser toenail fungus procedure is considered aesthetic and therefore health insurance plans do not provide coverage.
How much does laser toenail fungus treatment cost?
Laser toenail fungus procedure price is dependent on whether one or two feet need to be treated and the number of times it is required. Expect to charge somewhere between $150 to $250 per treatment. We will work on a fee schedule that makes sense for the city your office is located in.