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Do lasers work on toenail fungus?

  • Practitioners have been using other lasers on toenail fungus since about 2009.  Compared with oral medications, the odds of success are better with laser plus has very little side effects.

Is laser for toenail fungus permanent?

  • As with every treatment, recurrence can occur.  Precautions need to be taken to prevent recurrence.

Does laser toenail fungus removal hurt?

  • Laser treatment for fungal nails, if done by a qualified professional, should not hurt.

How does it work?

  • The laser destroys the infection-causing fungus beneath the nail, at its source, making it safe and effective option.

How long does it take the toenail fungus to go away?

  • Toenails take 12-18 months to grow depending on how much of the toenail is affected.

Is laser toenail fungus treatment covered by insurance?

  • Toenail laser therapy is the most effective way to eliminate a fungal nail infection.  Unfortunately, this procedure is currently not covered by medical insurance since it is considered a cosmetic procedure.

How many treatments are needed?

  • We recommend 6 treatments one week apart per toe for best results.

How much does it cost?

  • $55/toe/session

How do you stop toenail fungus from coming back?

  • Change your socks and shoes often. Put on a clean pair of socks everyday.

  • Use the right footwear.  Fungus thrives when your feet are cooped up inside tight, hot shoes and socks.

  • Trim your toenails. Clip them short and straight across.

  • Use foot powder.  Sprinkle some on after your shower and dry your feet.

Can you wear nail polish while treating toenail fungus?

  • If you would like to wear nail polish while treating a fungal infection, wear an antifungal nail polish such as Dr. Remedy Nail Polish with tea tree oil or Clearstat Antimicrobial Nail Polish.

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