Laser Treatment For Toenail Fungus
Laser treatment for toenail fungus is one of the newest treatments for this problem. For those who suffer from these infections, laser treatment for toenail fungus is one of the easiest treatments available. It comes without the potentially harmful side effects of the available medications, it is more effective than the topical treatments on the market.
- Find a doctor who uses the PinPoint FootLaser system. It's the first approved laser treatment for toenail fungus.
- Get the laser treatment. The treatment requires a doctor to move the laser slowly over the entire nail. Every portion of the nail must be treated with the laser in order to kill the infection. The treatment generally takes less than 30 minutes. If many nails are infected, the treatment may take longer than half an hour. It only takes one treatment to kill the infection, but that one treatment is expensive. It generally costs more than $1,000 for one laser treatment for toenail fungus. Health insurance won't cover the treatment.
- Wait for the infected nail to grow out. When the infection is killed by the laser treatment, the results won't be seen immediately. The infected part of the nail must grow out and be replaced by non-infected nail growth. It can take as long as one year for the nail to grow out and completely. Laser treatment for toenail fungus is effective in 88 percent of cases. For those who don't find it effective for their fungal infection, medication and a topical gel are the alternatives.