In the past, toe nail fungus (onychomycosis) was traditionally treated using oral medications. The oral medications took a long time to work and carried the risk of a heavy side-effect profile. Long-term use could even become costly.
Upon arrival, patients are brought in and the doctor consults with them. Afterwards, the patient can immediately begin treatment the same day! A laser light is moved over the affected toe(s). The laser passes through the toe nail without causing damage to the nail or the surrounding tissue. There are no age restrictions for this treatment and there is no down-time, drugs, or unwanted potential side-effects or risks. If toe nail fungus is left untreated, there is the risk that it will spread to your other toes. In fact, it is highly recommended that after treatment, you wear flip flops home and that you discard any shoes that you have worn without socks.
The FDA has cleared the use of lasers to treat toe nail fungus. In just 2 30-minute sessions, you can enjoy clear nails, again! In fact, clinical studies have shown that some patients only require a single treatment. However, the nail will not automatically appear clear immediately after the treatment. As long as there is a healthy nailbed, you should expect to see clean nail growth between 6 and 12 months. This result is significantly better than what patients experience with the oral therapy.
Podiatrist treating onychomycosis with a laser