Laser Treatments for Toenail Fungus
Laser treatments for toenail fungus are an effective way to treat toenail fungus (onychomychosis). These procedures are becoming more and more common, and because they have no recovery time, patients back on their feet immediately.
These lasers heat and destroy the harmful fungi in the toenail and finger nail. The lasers spare the healthy surrounding tissue killing the fungus and curing the infection.
Nail Correct’s laser treatments take only minutes (just 15 to 30 minutes). Consultations are free.
Why Do Laser Treatments for Toenail Fungus Infections Work?
These lasers were designed specifically to treat toenail fungus. Nail Correct uses the Cutera Genesis Plus.
In just a fraction of a second, high-powered laser pulses pass through the toenail into the nail bed and nail growth area. It heats and kills the dermatophytes that cause, and make up toenail fungus. While visible changes will not be seen immediately, over the next three to six months, as the nail grows, the patient will begin to be able to see a clear and healthy nail.
Toenail growth is often quite slow and it can take anywhere from six months to a year for a full, new nail to grow in.
What does the laser treatment feel like?
Typically, patients feel a bit of a warming sensation from the laser. There may also be a slight pressure. As the laser hits the nail plate, it may cause a harmless snapping sound.
Patients are able to complete the procedure easily without anesthesia or any numbing agents.
Spot tests can be performed if a patient is worried about the way the laser will feel.
After the procedure, patients can resume all normal activities immediately. Patients are also provided detailed information about what to do to prevent a re-infection of the toenail.
How long will the entire procedure take?
Appointments, including the consultation, typically last only 30 to 45 minutes. During the free consultation, a technician will go over the procedure and discuss the benefits. They will assess the severity of infection and discuss any treatment history.
The laser system works very quickly and treatments are completed in minutes. The duration of the procedure will actually vary based upon the severity of the condition and the size of the toenails.
Does Laser Toenail Fungus Removal Work
How Effective is Laser Toenail Fungus Removal? The Cutera Genesis Plus laser is FDA approved and has been shown to be both safe and effective laser treatments for toenail fungus. Our office has seen a nearly 90% success rate. As with any treatment, individual results may vary.
Aftercare plays a large part in success rates. Patients should make sure to follow all aftercare instructions so they not get re-infected.
Is it safe to paint toenails after the treatment?
All toenail polish should be removed before the laser treatment, but the toenails can be painted again immediately after the procedure. Patients should be sure to use a new bottle of polish so there is no risk of fungal re-infection.
Does health insurance cover the laser treatment?
Since the Nail Correct’s procedure is considered “cosmetic” by health insurance companies, insurance will not provide coverage for laser toenail fungus treatments. Nevertheless, laser treatments for toenail fungus removal is a treatment that works!
How to get started?
Those considering laser treatments for toenail fungus should schedule an appointment with Nail Correct by calling 281-794-7944.