Nail fungus affects almost 25 million persons around America. The toenail fungus causes the toenail to be very hard and thick and turn yellow. If you’ve a fungus infection and you are thinking about different treatments, there are a few things to consider:
How exactly do the lasers work?
These lasers are aimed at the fungus in the toenail that basically vaporizes it while leaving your skin unharmed.
Does it work?
Around first clinical studies earlier this year, almost 90 percent of the patients were able to grow out a regular appearing nail after just one laser treatment. After that treatment, the toenail should grow usually in one year if there’s a healthy bed to do so. The success rate here is similar to the oral fungal pill.
Is the laser treatment agonizing? Is it Safe?
The laser has absolutely no effect on regular and healthy skin tissue, there’s no pain. The studies taken so far show absolutely no side effects from taking the laser treatment to get rid of the fungus.
So… how safe is it?
There are absolutely no health or age restrictions. In recent clinical studies there were no bad reactions, harm, ailments or side effects. As you might know, the ability to use the medication accessible today for treatment carries with it the possibility of kidney failure, lasers do not.
Is it painful?
A heat sensation is experienced during the procedure. There is no long lasting discomfort after the procedure and you may resume normal activity immediately after the treatment.
What areas can be treated?
It is recommended that if infected with a fungus all ten digits are treated. Fungus is contagious and may be present without any discoloration of the nail. All 10 toes or all 10 fingers are recommended.
How long is the treatment?
Treatments usually run less than 20 minutes.
How many treatments will I need?
Most people have a significant clearance with only two sessions. The sessions are spaced out 4 months apart to measure benefit of new growth in the nail bed.
Can the fungus reappear over time?
Laser treatment will treat the fungus present in the body at the time. Future infection is possible with exposure to new fungus. Proper foot wear is suggested.