Laser Nail Fungus Treatment
Using a laser to treat nail fungus, also known as onychomycosis, is a safe. quick and effective way to treat nail fungus without drug therapy. Improvement can be observed even after one laser treatment.
How does it work?
The procedure involves passing a laser beam over the infected nails and surrounding skin several times until enough energy has reached the nail bed.
What can I expect during and after the treatment?
There is minimal discomfort during the office procedure, only a warm sensation from the laser beam. There are no needles, incisions and no damage to the treated surrounding skin. There is also no downtime from regular activities or exercise after the treatment. One can put their regular shoes back on immediately after the treatment.
Only toenails infected with fungus are treated with the laser. The procedure can range from 15-35 minutes depending on the number of toenails requiring treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
Most only need one twenty-minute treatments to start seeing clear nail growth but those with severe fungal infections may need multiple treatments. Clinical trials have shown lasers to be 88% effective against nail fungus. A 100% guarantee is not possible, as with all medical procedures. Reinfection can occur since fungus is present everywhere in our environment.
Does my health insurance cover this procedure?
Laser nail fungus treatment is not covered by insurance companies, however treatments are generally affordable and preferable for those seeking an alternative to prescription medication and their potential liver risks. Medical invoices can be provided to those seeking to cover this expense with their Health Savings Account or Flex Savings Account.