The Benefits of Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus

Toenail fungus is a common infection that is estimated to affect 3 to 12% of the population.  Because toenail fungus can be embarrassing, uncomfortable and exists as a precursor for other ailments; fungal nail treatment is required to stop current infections and spread.

Laser Fungal Nail Therapy Treatments 

Various treatments exist for fungal nail.  One of the most prevalent and innovative is a laser fungal nail treatment in lieu of other approaches.  Topical ointments and oral medications are not patient favourites due to the lengthy amount of time needed for treatment, along with minimal effectiveness.  Applications of these treatments range in time anywhere from six weeks to a year and include the risk of antibiotic resistance and other side effects.  In extreme cases, surgical removal of the nail is a treatment option for fungal nail.  However, as with any surgery, this can be a complicated and risky procedure, with lengthy recovery times.

Laser Fungal Nail Therapy

Fungal Nail Treatment Procedure

One of the safest and most beneficial treatments for toenail fungus is laser fungal nail therapy.  Different from other options, laser fungal nail treatments are a painless, efficient, form of treatment with a 95% success rate.  It involves using a laser to noninvasively kill the infections existing in the toenail.  There is a hot version of this therapy, deemed thermal laser that is effective in treating toenail fungus.  A cold laser is another option, only offered at select podiatry clinics with this innovative technology delivering the infection-busting power of a laser, without any accompanying heat.

Fungal Nail Treatment Effectiveness

Fungal nail treatment effectiveness is most seen with the use of fungal laser nail treatments.  Unlike topical ointments and antibiotic regimens, laser treatment most directly targets and kills infected tissue. With laser nail fungal therapy, even the deepest and distant areas of the toes are reached and cured.  What’s more, while laser treatment for toenail fungus is the most effective it is also surprisingly the quickest option for treatment, with laser treatments only needing 2 to 4 visits, depending on severity.

Laser Fungal Nail Treatment Followup

Follow-up of laser nail fungus treatment includes clinic visits for further treatment and to assess the healing/progression of the affected area.  Discolouration, brittle nails and pain at the site are all symptoms of infection that should be observed to be improving.  With over 80% success rate with laser fungal nail therapy observed, further applications are only sometimes needed in the more severe cases of toenail fungus.  In between treatments, it is encouraged to sanitise and practice wearing clean shoes, so as to create a clean environment for the toes free of any infection.

Nail Fungus Laser Treatment Preferred Option 

As mentioned, laser therapy has proven the most effective in the treatment of toenail fungus, in lieu of other options.  However, when it comes to different forms of laser therapy, there is one specific form that offers the best experience in nail fungus therapy.  The Lunula Laser, also referred to as a cold laser, is a form of therapy that relies on 2 lasers with different properties to deliver the most effective and comfortable form of treatment.  One of the Lunula lasers works to target the infected tissues, while the other laser works to regenerate tissues and speed up healing.  Both lasers are used at low wavelengths that don’t produce undesired heat side effects to the treated area, and instead produce a more direct physiological response to simultaneously kill infected tissue and regenerate new, healthy tissue for recovery.

There are multiple options for the treatment of unsightly nail fungus, but the benefits of fungal nail laser treatment outweigh the benefits of any other competing therapies.  With an accelerated recovery time, minimal risk and maximum effectiveness, nail fungus laser treatment proves itself to be the best option for healthy, pain-free toes!  Whether thermal lasers or new, innovative Lunula Laser, fungal nail treatment is best offered with the use of a non-invasive, directly impacting laser.  This treatment is limited and only offered with select providers; consult with us today to schedule your pain-free, accelerated recovery laser nail fungal treatment.