Laser Fungal Nail Treatment

Toenail fungus infections (Onychomycosis) are very common and a cosmetic problem that can cause toenails to grow abnormally over time and become painful when walking - the nail becomes yellow or brown thickened and hard to cut, brittle or crumbly.

Laser nail fungus treatment is non-invasive, fast, and uncomfortable. There is no recovery time. The laser therapeutic heat penetrates through the toenail to the nail bed to reach the fungus and destroy it without damaging the skin and tissue. The heat from the laser also has the sterilizing effect, which helps prevent new fungal growth. As a result, the nail will grow slowly and return to its healthy appearance. (it can take 6 months to a year for the nail to return to its former appearance depending on the extent of the infection)


The treatment must be repeated at 4 weekly intervals. After 3 months the progress is reassessed, and another cycle can be repeated if necessary.


Duration:
The treatment takes about 30 minutes

Cost: call for special  

Before & After Results

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Pre & Post Laser Fungal Nail Treatment Instructions

Pre-treatment Instructions:

  • Stop any topical medications, oral medications that may cause photosensitivity, (blood-thinning medications, antibiotics, Retin-A, or skincare products  1 week prior to treatment.  If you start a course of antibiotics you cannot have a laser treatment while on antibiotics, wait 1 week afterward. Do not take Accutane at a minimum of 6 months prior to laser treatment.

  • Recently Tanned skin cannot be treated! NO TANNING/SELF TANNING of the skin before, immediately, or before treatments. Avoid the sun 4-6 weeks before and 2-4 weeks after the treatment.  Discontinue the use of self-tanning skincare products 1 week prior to treatment. Any residual self-tanner should be removed prior to treatment.

  • Remove nail polish and clean, exfoliate your toes/fingers, If the nail is thicker than 2mm, the nail may be debrided

  • Remove or cover any jewelry (including toe rings)

  • Remove all traces of nail polish from your finger/toenails including clear polish

  • Shave the treatment area if there is excessive hair

  • The topical anesthetic should NOT be used as client feedback is required

  • The nail may be notched with a file to assess the growth of clear nail

  • Pre-treatment photographs should be taken prior to the initial treatment for future reference.

  • Bring a pair of new socks with you to the appointment. After your foot has been treated, it is best to put on a pair of new socks that are not infected with any trace of the fungus. We suggest wearing cotton socks, as they have the ability to wick away moisture, keeping your feet dry and preventing re-infection.

Post Treatment:

  • Wear clean shoes/socks home after treatment

  • Wash sheets, disinfect shower/bath, and vacuum carpets day of treatment

  • Apply anti-fungal cream 2x per day for approximately 2 weeks to 3+ months

  • keep nails trimmed and cleaned (disinfecting instrument after each use)

  • Do not walk barefoot in public places, pools, gyms, etc.

  • Nail polish may be applied 24 hours after the treatment

  • The number of treatments will depend on the severity of the Onychomycosis/toenail fungus. (the average time interval between treatments is 4-6 weeks)

  • Due to slow nail growth, results may not be noticeable for 3+ months 9Toenails may take 9-12 + months, and fingernails may take 6-9+ months to grow out

  • Severity infected nails may take longer.

  • If a blister developed treat as a wound

  • Cold gel packs or cool compresses may be applied post-treatment on hot spots

  • You can return to normal activities immediately after the treatment, Redness around the treated area will disappear within 2-3 days

  • Wash and dry your feet every day, and dry very well between your toes

  • Wash all your used socks in bleach to remove all traces of the fungus

  • Always keep your shoes dry. Fungus proliferates in moist and warm environments. So make certain your shoes are made from breathable material and are not too tight. Also, use an anti-fungal spray or powder, like Laminal, Lotrimin, or Tinactin to minimize the chances of fungal growth

Consult the office immediately at 818.619.6381 if your experience increased pain, redness, swelling, or blistering.