LASER THERAPY for TOENAILS
Over 35 million Americans have fungal nail infections. Previous therapies including surgical excision as well as over the counter and prescription medications have produced mediocre results with some producing undesirable side effects. Laser treatment kills the underlying pathogens that cause nail fungus. The laser light passes through the toenail without causing damage to the nail or surrounding skin. It is safe, painless and has no side effects like surgery or oral medications.
The laser beam is moved in a grid pattern over the foot nail for an effective treatment.
The nail laser therapy has a high success rate when incorporated with appropriate nail maintenance
- Safe procedure
- No anesthesia necessary
- Free from side effects
- No visible damage to the treated nail or the surrounding skin
- No medicine necessary
Laser Therapy for Toenails is based on the number of toenails to be treated. Please refer to our online fee schedule for pricing.
An initial consultation is needed for assessment. The price quoted is inclusive of 3 separate laser sessions that will be scheduled upon initiating treatment.
* According to comparitive research studies, the most effective outcomes are achieved with a total of 3 treatments of all 10 toenails to reduce cross-contamination and re-infection during the process.
Additional maintenance every 6 months for those who have completed a full initial round of therapy within the previous 48 months
Laser treatment is a non-invasive treatment option and is administered in a few short sessions. After these sessions, you should be fungus free, although it takes time for the nail to grow from the base to the tip of the toe. The laser treatment focusses a beam that is painless. This infrared beam destroys the fungal spores to reduce the incidence of spread. It also resurfaces the environment allowing for a healthy nail to grow and replace the previously infected fungal toenail. It is important to remember that the risk of reinfection is still present until the nail plate finishes replacing the previously infected nail plate; therefore, topical medication may be incorporated to maintain a healthy environment and act as an anti-fungal to prevent new infections.
Initial visit: This visit is for evaluation and to determine if you are a candidate for laser treatment. This may be part of a new patient evaluation or as part of a return visit with our doctor. If you are a good candidate for laser treatment, you will be scheduled for your first treatment.
Treatment #1: At this visit the nails will be examined, initial photographs will be taken after the nails are trimmed and thinned. You will be given a detailed instruction sheet on preventing reinfection.
Treatment #2: This visit is performed 3-4 weeks after treatment #1. The nails are re-examined, thinned and laser treatment performed again.
Treatment #3*: This visit is performed 3-4 weeks after treatment #3. The nails are re-examined, trimmed, and thinned, and the final laser treatment performed. Steps to prevent reinfection are reviewed. A 6-month follow-up visit from treatment #1 will be made for reassessment of the laser therapy series.
*KeryFlexTM treatment is available to patients after their final treatment in the laser therapy series.