Is the laser treatment toenail fungus removal painful?
The laser light beam does not harm the nail or surrounding skin. While some patients may experience mild discomfort from the heat the laser generates, usually the treatment is painless, and there is never a need for anesthesia.
Does it really work?
The vast majority of treated patients show significant improvement and in most cases, fungal nails are completely clear. Beautiful toenails can be a reality for you!
How soon will I see improvement to my fungal removal in Oysterbay?
A big toenail will replace itself in 12 to 18 months and a lesser toenail will do so in 9 to 12 months. Healthy new growth will be visible in 4 to 5 months.The laser treatment will not cause your toenails to discolor or fall off.
Is this treatment safe?
There have been NO adverse reactions, injuries, disabilities or known side effects associated with this laser treatment. As you may know, oral medication available today for treating toenail fungus carries with it possible serious health risks (commonly the liver and kidneys). The laser treatment has no known side effects. We only use laser that have been cleared by the FDA specifically to treat onychomycosis (toenail fungus).
Can I walk after the treatment?
Yes - the treatment does not harm you in any way. You will be able to put on your shoes and walk out of the office, just as well as you walked in. You can wear shoes and pedicures are not prohibited after laser treatment.
Isn't laser treatment in Oysterbay expensive?
Laser treatment is considered aesthetic and therefore is not covered by insurance plans; however treatment is affordable. The cost for many patients is LESS than expensive prescription medications they have tried in the past, often without success.
Why haven't I heard about this before?
This is NEW laser technology and has only recently become available to the public.
After Care for toenail fungus removal in Oysterbay:
To help prevent re-infection:
- Continue to apply anti-fungal cream twice a day for approximately 2 weeks to 3 months depending severity of the infection.
- Apply anti-fungal powder to all shoes at least once a week for at least a month.
- You can put nail polish back on 24 hours after your treatment.