Do you have discolored thick toenails? Are you embarrassed to show your nails in public? If so, we can help. One of the first in the country to use laser therapy to treat fungal discolored nails, we are at the forefront of laser nail care, successfully and painlessly treating this frustrating ailment using this new technology.
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 creams or lotions that are time consuming to apply. The laser procedure is a quick easy, safe, and highly effective procedure that treats the fungus at the source.
You too, can have clear nails in a ZAP!
What To Expect ~
While lasers may seem scary to some, they use safe light energy and are used daily for many different types of cosmetic procedures. Now that same state of the art technology can be used to treat nail fungus, scar revision, and warts. This safe and painless laser treatment can not only irradiate the fungus without any damage to the surrounding tissue but also is capable of making scars disappear, and warts go away.
You can call our office to schedule a consultation where you will be evaluated as a potential candidate for this ground breaking new procedure. The treatment takes approximately 30 minutes. As each area is treated you may feel a mild warming sensation. The laser treatment consists of 1 - 2 sessions beginning at day one and 12 weeks later if necessary. Shoes and nail polish may be worn immediately after treatment. We will discuss post treatment care to avoid fungal reinfection. Significant improvement can be seen over one year , but many times you will notice results within 2 - 4 monthes, depending on how quickly your nails grow. New, clear growth begins to appear at the bottom portion of your nail as the diseased portion of your nail grows out.
Frequently Asked Questions ~
What is nail fungus?
A fungus is an organism that lives in warm moist areas. Fungus of the toenails is a common problem that can affect people of all ages, although it most commonly affects individuals that are older. Toenail fungus often begins as an infection the skin called tinea pedis (aka athletes foot). Over time it grows underneath the nail and causes changes to its appearance, such as a yellowish or brownish discoloration.
Does this laser treatment really work?
Studies have proven that laser fungal treatments clear the nail of fungus as well as or even better than other types of treatments. The benefit of laser care is that most often only one treatment is necessary.
Is the laser treatment painful?
No. In fact, there is no need for anesthesia or pain killers. There may be a slight sensation of heat but that subsides quickly.
Is this covered by my insurance?
This procedure is considered aesthetic and therefore healthcare insurance does not provide coverage. However, you can ask your employer if you can use your Health Savings Account for payment.