Laser for Toenail Fungus
Laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment option for toenail fungus, also known as onychomycosis. It uses a concentrated beam of light to target and destroy the fungus that is causing the infection. This treatment is performed in a medical office and typically takes less than 20 minutes. One of the benefits of laser therapy is that there is minimal discomfort and no downtime, allowing patients to return to their regular activities immediately after the procedure. Additionally, laser therapy is a safe and effective alternative to oral medications or topical ointments, which can have potential side effects. The success rate of laser therapy for toenail fungus is high and patients can expect to see improvement in the appearance of their nails in a matter of weeks. Schedule an appointment to visit our Brooklyn or Queens offices for a consultation.
How Does Laser Therapy Work?
Laser therapy is an effective and non-invasive treatment option for toenail fungus. The laser light penetrates through the nail and soft tissue to destroy the fungus and promote new nail growth. The infrared radiation is not painful and targets the area of the nail where the fungus survives. Treatment typically involves multiple visits over a period of 3 months, with each session lasting between 5-15 minutes. The treatment is spaced 30 days apart for 3 months. The new nail growth can take 6-12 months to replace the old infected nail. Studies show that laser therapy is highly effective with a success rate of over 80% in a single treatment. It is a safe alternative to oral or topical medications which can have side effects or take a long time to show results.
Advantages of Laser Therapy
Laser therapy for toenail fungus offers several benefits, including:
- Being a safe, non-invasive and painless treatment
- Having no side effects or need for drugs
- No need for liver enzyme test
- No recovery time, patients can walk in and walk out
- Quick treatment time, requiring only 15 minutes to treat both feet if all 10 nails are being treated
After the treatment, it is important to follow certain protocols at home to prevent the fungus from recurring. The new nail growth must grow out completely to visualize the clearing. This treatment has been performed successfully in many patients around the country.
What Can Metropolitan Foot Care Do to Help?
Metropolitan Foot Care has had great success in treating toenail fungus using laser therapy. The procedure is safe, non-invasive, and has no side effects. It is a quick treatment that requires no recovery time and can be performed in as little as 15 minutes. If you are suffering from toenail fungus and are looking for an effective solution, laser therapy may be the right choice for you. Our team of experts are ready to help you get rid of your toenail fungus. Don’t wait any longer, schedule an appointment today at our offices in Brooklyn, Corona or Woodsideand and start your journey towards healthier and clear nails.