Nail fungus (Onychomycosis) is easy to spot, but difficult to treat! Over 25 million people in the USA are suffering with you.
Successful over-the-counter treatments may be able to diminish or eliminate the visible symptoms, usually don’t cure the fungus. Complete eradication is an ongoing battle. Unfortunately, most home remedies and grocery store medications result in little to no benefit. Moreover, ongoing treatments can be frustrating. Enter laser treatment for nail fungus!
Onychomycosis affects toenails more often than fingernails because of their slower growth, reduced blood supply, and frequent confinement in dark, moist environments.
How Laser Nail Fungus Treatment Works
If you choose laser treatment for your unruly fungus, the laser targets the infection within the toenail including the area beneath the nail known as the toenail matrix. The laser treatment will destroy the infection. The infection can be destroyed in as few as one treatment. It could also take more than one treatment. The number of laser treatments depend on the severity of the infection. It is rare for a laser treatment to cause any side effects or adverse reactions.
Preparation for Treatment
There is no preparation for treatment, other than having clean and polish free nails. Treatment only takes a few minutes and is usually painless.
What are the chances that one treatment will cure my fungus?
Our laser is FDA approved and shown to be safe and effective. The nail is expected to improve with just one treatment. Clinical reports to date have been encouraging with most patients noticing significant improvement. As with all medical procedures, a 100% guarantee is not possible. In a randomized 3-12 month study of 100 subjects, significant nail plate clearance was observed in more than 95% of the subject cases with an mean clearance of greater then 56% of the (abnormal or affected) regions. Changing socks and shoes frequently and controlling excessive perspiration are helpful in preventing recurrence.
How much does laser treatment cost?
The cost varies depending on the number of nails involved and severity of the infection. The national average cost for laser treatment is $500 to $1200. However, we can provide the most effective treatment in less time and at a reduced cost, which is from $300 to $900. A consultation is required to determine if you are a good candidate for laser treatment. The cost is based on the number of nails with obvious involvement. We choose to charge you per visit (instead of paying for a treatment package), because one treatment might be enough. Subsequent visits will be at a reduced rate.
Lasers for the Treatment of Nail Fungus