Toenail Fungus Laser Treatment
What is Toenail Fungus Laser Treatment?
More and more people are looking to toenail fungus laser treatment instead of conservative measures to rid themselves of their discolored, brittle toenails. You’d be amazed at what lasers can do these days and how advanced this technology has become. Take toenails for instance, the latest laser technology delivers a gentle laser light beam that has no harmful effects on healthy tissue. In fact, it targets only the infected area of the toe – the toenail complex. No drugs or topical ointments are used thus eliminating side effects that often accompany traditional oral medications.
Most aesthetic lasers are large and heavy and expensive. They also require costly maintenance. Not so with Aerolase®. This compact, lightweight laser weighs in at just 22 pounds, and it’s extremely effective at removing nail fungus with maximum efficacy while avoiding damage to surrounding tissue. It eliminates treatment pain and the need for continuous skin cooling or direct skin contact with the laser. Unique MicroPulse™ technology packs the necessary energy for effective nail fungus treatment. So, if you’re concerned about nail fungus or soft-tissue foot problems, you can take comfort in knowing that today’s most advanced laser therapy is much easier on you. The number of laser treatments per individual varies with every patient and is determined by our highly trained foot doctors at American Foot and Leg Specialists. The procedure is harmless and not painful. In fact, most patients reported a warming sensation during the procedure. In most cases, only one treatment is necessary although subsequent treatments may be required.
After having your toenail fungus treated, you should not expect immediate results. You will begin to see the effects of the treatment after 3 months when the toenail will begin to clear. The average toenail takes about 6-9 months to fully grow out. Full results of the treatment are expected to be visible approximately a year from the laser treatment depending on whether oral medication, a laser treatment, or a combination of the two is prescribed.
Toenail fungus laser treatments have been proven to kill the fungus and inhibit further growth. However, our physicians at American Foot and Leg Specialists recognize laser therapy for toenail fungus is a treatment and not a cure. Maintaining proper clean foot hygiene, wearing adequately ventilated shoes, and other prevention measures are strongly recommended.