Laser toenail fungus treatment targets the fungal infection by using an Nd YAG Laser. The laser will penetrate through the toenail, and hit the infected area called the toenail matrix. Many people are embarrassed to show their feet in public due to toenail fungus, but there is an answer. This laser treatment can help you remove that embarrassing toenail fungus, and has been helping individuals become confident again since the 1980’s. Here at Laser Centers of North Dallas, we have multiple professionals trained and prepared to assist you in eliminating that pesky toenail fungus once and for all.
Toenail fungus is an infection where fungus is living in the cracks and pores of your nail. The laser treatment will target the infected areas, causing the old infected nail to be replaced by a new healthy nail. During treatment the patient will often experience a warm sensation. Other than that the laser toenail fungus treatment is relatively painless because the fungus has already killed the toenail. One thing to keep in mind is that this is a treatment, and not a cure. If you don’t change the way you do things at home such as throw away old shoes, disinfect nail clippers, throw out old nail polish, etc… then the fungus will return. After the treatment if the nail isn’t exposed to other infected nails, or fungus ridden areas as previously discussed, then the laser treatment can be up to 97% effective. In comparison, creams and other oral treatments for fungus have only been between 10-50% effective. They also have many health risks like the possibility of kidney failure. Laser treatment has proven to have no dangerous side effects.
The treatment will generally take about 10-15 minutes per visit, and treatments are spaced approximately 30 days apart. Sometimes the fungus is effectively treated and destroyed after one visit, but it may require multiple treatments. Most patients require between 2-4 treatments. The cost to completely remove the toenail fungus can vary depending upon the severity of the infection, how much is treated, and the amount of treatments needed.
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FAQ for Toenail Fungus Treatment
Q. How does Laser Toenail Fungus Treatment work?
A. The laser toenail fungus treatment targets the fungal infection using the CosMed NdYAG Laser. The laser will target the infection beneath the toenail area called the toenail matrix. The Laser treatment takes about 10-15 minutes per treatment and the patient can experience a warm sensation. Treatments are spaced approximately 30 days apart and require between 2-4 treatments. The laser treatment targets only the infected area(s) and leaves the nail and nail-bed unharmed. Creams and other oral treatments have been between 10-50% effective. Laser treatment of toenail fungus has been shown to be effective between 70-80%.
Q. Are there restrictions on Laser Toenail Fungus Treatment?
A. Generally there are no health or age restrictions with the Laser Treatment. In most clinical studies there were no side effects involving the laser treatment of toenail fungus. Medications that are used for fungal infection carry the possibility of kidney problems, however lasers treatment does not. There is no down time with this form of treatment.
Q. What is the cost of Laser Toenail Fungus Treatment?
A. The cost for laser toenail fungus treatment will range based on the severity of the infection and the number of toes infected. Please feel free to call us for a FREE consultation (972-323-2020). We are happy to sit down and answer any questions or concerns.
Q. How to avoid Toenail Fungus?
A. Treating the toenail fungus does not mean you will not get it again. Fungus can enter the nail through an injury or crack in the nail or a cut around the cuticle. Avoid wet, moist environments, such as public showers, locker rooms, public pool areas and other areas where your feet are exposed to unsanitary conditions. What you will need to do is practice good foot hygiene. Make sure at home that you wash and sanitize your sheets and bedding often. Check your showers and bath areas (including the bath mat). These can be areas that can cause reinfection. Be cautious when you get pedicures. You should avoid allowing the trimming of the cuticles too short. This provides an area for fungus to once again infect. Remember to check your shoes. Fungus can be thriving in those old sneakers. Make sure to always keep your shoes dry and sanitized frequently.