A revolutionary procedure in podiatry for the treatment of toenail fungus is laser nail treatment. Unlike traditional treatment options, laser nail treatment allows for no discomfort and has an 80% success rate. Coupled with good foot hygiene, and follow-up treatment, laser nail treatment provides long-term elimination of toenail fungus.
One of the most revolutionary, breakthrough procedures in podiatry today for the treatment of toenail fungus is laser nail treatment in Memphis, TN, Houston, TX and Torrance, CA at Renuva Nails. Unlike traditional toenail fungus treatment, laser nail treatment does not cause cuts or burns. As a result, this treatment option poses as a great advantage for patients because they will experience no discomfort. With an 80% success rate in clinical studies, laser nail treatment surpasses traditional treatment options.
What is Laser Nail Treatment?
Laser treatment for toenail fungus has no known side effects with long-term effects showing great promise in eradicating toenail fungus from the toes. Coupled with good hygiene, and follow-up treatment with a topical anti-fungal cream, laser nail treatment in Houston, Memphis and Torrance locations will experience long-term elimination of toenail fungus.
This treatment works by shining a focused beam of light (laser) in a narrow range into the infected toenail. The laser penetrates the toenail and eliminates the fungus through vaporization. With each session, the toenail fungus targeted laser is tuned to a specific frequency that affects cells responsible for the infection. When the laser vaporizes the fungus, it eliminates the infection.
Is Toenail Laser Treatment Painful?
For patients in Houston, Memphis, and Torrance, laser nail treatment takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. If you have more than one infected toe, it might take longer, but you can rest easy knowing treatment is not painful. The focused laser light beam will have no effect on healthy tissue, and will only target the infected areas. Treatment will typically consist of three to four sessions, and patients should experience no discomfort during or after.
Laser Nail Treatment Preparation
To prepare for your laser nail treatment at our Houston, TX, Memphis, TN, or Torrance, CA office, you will need to remove ALL nail polish or shellac. If your nails are especially thick, you will need to debride the nail to thin the treatment area—this allows for a more effective treatment. If you have questions on how this works, please contact us. Nail services, such as filing of the nails are not performed in-office—please do these on your own time at home or with a nail salon. A patient’s nail can still be treated if it is thick, but the desired result may take longer to achieve, with additional treatments needed. Remember costs will vary depending on the number of sessions needed, and the number of infected toes.
It will typically take an average of 6 to 9 months for any toenail to replace itself through natural growth. You will begin to notice healthy new nail growth within the first three months, as the new nail replaces the old. Follow up treatment with an anti-fungal cream with L-arginine has shown an increase of up to 100% in the speed of health nail replacement.
Dr. Nathan Lucas or Dr. John Codwell, our podiatrists in Houston, TX, Memphis, TN, and Torrance, CA, will provide you with recommendations for post-laser nail treatment care. Once treatment is complete, you will be able to walk out of the office just as well as you walked in. However, the main difference will be the smile on your face because you are one step closer to healthy toenails!
Contact Dr. Nathan Lucas or Dr. John Codwell, our podiatrists serving Houston, TX, Memphis, TN, and Torrance, CA, for more information on laser nail treatment.