Toenail Fungus Laser Treatment In Gainesville, FL
Toenail fungus is an unsightly problem. If you are suffering from toenail fungus, you do not have to hide your feet away in close-toed shoes year-round. Haile Medical Group has an FDA-approved laser for treating toenail fungus. Our laser system temporarily clears fungus from your toenails. The light penetrates the nail and soft tissues to kill fungus and to promote new nail growth without causing damage to the surrounding tissue. After the fungus is killed by the laser, healthy toenails will start to grow from your cuticles. The laser uses infrared radiation. It is painless and safe as it gently heats the base of your nail, which is where toenail fungus thrives.
Effectiveness of Laser Treatment for Toe Nail Fungus
The laser gets rid of toenail fungus. You may need to come back for several treatments over three months, and each treatment lasts from five to 15 minutes. The treatment sessions are typically spaced 30 days apart. Since your toenails grow slowly, it may take from six to 12 months for your new nail to replace the old one. Laser treatment for toenail fungus is very effective.
Research has shown that the laser promotes clear nails and kills toenail fungus in one treatment in more than 80% of cases. Most patients will see improvements after receiving the first treatment with the laser.
Advantages of Laser Nail Treatment
Treating nail fungus with lasers provides several advantages over other methods, including oral drugs and topical medications. While some oral medications like Terbinafine have a successful rate of cure, they also have side effects that make many people want to avoid them. Topical medications can take a substantial amount of time to see the results of one or more years. They also have to be applied two times per day. Many patients become impatient and stop using topical medications after two or three months.
Laser treatment offers several advantages, including the following:
After you have received laser toenail fungus treatment at the Haile Medical Group, you will need to take some steps at home to prevent the fungus from returning. You will need to let your nail grow out completely before you will see the results. Laser treatment is promising and could finally help you to get rid of fungus on your toenails. To learn more, contact Haile Medical Group today to schedule an appointment.