What Is Laser Therapy for Fungal Nails?

Laser therapy for fungal nails is an innovative treatment approach gaining popularity in the realm of podiatry. This non-invasive procedure harnesses the power of laser light to target and eliminate the fungal infection affecting the toenails. The laser's heat destroys the fungal cells while leaving the surrounding healthy tissue unharmed. This treatment is often preferred over oral antifungal medications as they can have side effects and may require prolonged use. One of the key advantages of laser therapy is its quick and virtually painless nature. Most patients require multiple sessions for optimal results, and there is typically no downtime after each session. Although laser therapy for fungal nails shows promise, it may not be effective for all cases, and results can vary from person to person. Ultimately, the goal is to restore healthy, clear nails and enhance overall foot health.  If you have developed toenail fungus, it is strongly suggested that you contact a podiatrist who can determine if laser therapy is the correct treatment method for you.

Laser treatment can be an effective way to get rid of toenail fungus. If you have any questions about laser treatment, consult with Cary Golub, DPM from New York. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality treatment for fungal nails.

What Are Toenail Fungal Infections?

Onychomycosis, or fungal infection of the nail, is a relatively common and non-serious condition. Around 10 percent of U.S. citizens are afflicted with fungal nails. Common forms of fungus that infect the nail include dermatophytes, yeasts, and molds.

Symptoms of Toenail Fungal Infections Include:

  • Nail thickening
  • Brittleness of the nail
  • Discoloration of the nail

Diagnosis for Fungal Nails

Fungal infections are diagnosed by fungal culture and microscopy. This will rule out any other conditions such as nail trauma, psoriasis, lichen planus, and onychogryphosis.

What Is Laser Treatment?

Laser treatment is a non-invasive, safe, quick, and painless procedure that uses the heat from a laser to kill fungus in the nail. Each infected nail is targeted with a laser for several minutes. The treatment is usually utilized several different times over a select period. During this time, a podiatrist will keep an eye on the infection.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Williston Park, and Long Beach, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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