Laser Nail Fungus Treatment
About Laser Nail Fungus Treatments
With our Cutera system we are able to offer fast, painless treatments for toenail fungus. We have one of the most powerful lasers for toenail fungus. Before the advent of laser treatment, the only products available to treat this condition were strong medications that can cause liver damage and largely ineffective liquids and creams that are time consuming to apply.
Nail fungus is a common condition estimated to affect up to 10% of the population worldwide. It can cause nails to become yellow or discolored. As the infection advances the nail can become thick, brittle and separate from the nail bed. It can also cause pain when wearing shoes or walking. Our laser has been cleared to be both a safe and effective solution for the treatment of nail infection, more commonly known as toenail fungus. This laser is also a safe and effective treatment for scar reduction and warts.
How it Works & Treatment Sensation
Laser light passes through the nail and the surrounding tissue. The laser light is absorbed by pigment in the fungi, which causes the pigment to heat, and this heat kills or damages the fungal organism. This safe and painless laser treatment irradiates the fungus and kills it without any damage to surrounding nail or skin. Ultimately, this method can result in your nail to grow normally. Most patients describe the procedure as being comfortable with a small hot pinch at the end that resolves quickly.
Benefits of Laser Nail Fungus Treatments
- Treatments are safer than oral medication for fungus infections
- Treatments are typically 5-15 minutes
- Fast & effective
- Removal of nail fungus will boost confidence
- Prevents spread of fungus
- Treats patients of all ages
|After starting Laser Fungal Treatments, should I continue to use topical treatment?||Yes! Fungus is hard to clear, so we highly recommended using topical treatment daily in-between laser treatments.|
|Will the fungus ever come back?||The fungus can come back if patients are not abiding post treatment instructions. Dr. Nina Desai will give you a list of easy to follow instructions after your first treatment.|
|How long until I see treatment results?||Depending on how quickly your toenails grow, significant improvement can be seen over one year, but many times you will notice results within 2-4 months. New, clear growth begins to appear at the bottom portion of your nail as the diseased portion of your nail grows out.|
|How much downtime is required for treatment?||Laser fungal treatments do not require any down time at all, so patients can return to normal activities right away.|