More and more people are looking to laser toenail fungus treatment instead of conservative measures to rid themselves of their discolored toenails. Despite nearly twenty years of research by medical professionals and scientists, laser toenail fungus treatment is still considered a relatively new method of combating toenail fungus. This exciting treatment fights the fungus infection without any of the risks that oral medications may present such as liver toxicity, reactions with other medications, and possible allergic reactions.
Using a specially designed podiatry laser from Aerolase, our physicians at American Foot and Leg Specialists penetrate the toenail and kill the fungus. 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.
Laser toenail fungus 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.