Laser Toe Nail Fungus Treatment

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Laser Toe Nail Fungus Treatments

  • What causes pigmented lesions? Pigmented lesions, birthmarks, brown spots, and age spots are created from an excessive concentration of melanin in the skin. Melanin is what gives our skin its color. Everyone has a different amount of melanin in his or her skin. High concentrations of melanin can be due to various factors. Some types are present at birth, bur most occur with age or because of overexposure to the suns damaging rays.
  • Which pigmented lesions can be treated with laser? The most commonly treated conditions are solar lesions, also known as "age spots", " liver spots", or "sun spots", birth marks & freckles. These benign pigmented lesions are due to an excess of pigment in the skin, usually due to sunlight exposure and congenital factors. Age spots may appear as enlarge light freckles on the face and hands. Birthmarks may as light brown markings anywhere on the body and can be quite large.
  • Are the results permanent? Most pigmented lesions if completely removed will not return. At times, however, sun exposure may cause spots to return. Permanence can not be guaranteed. You will also have continue to develop more age spots and freckles with time, and the appearance of these new lesions should not be confused with recurrence.
  • How many treatments are required? The number of treatments depends on the lesion being treated. Solar lesions require 1-3 treatments whereas birthmarks and freckles can take up to 12 treatments. Recommended treatment intervals are 1 month.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Areas Can Be Treated?

Laser nail therapy treats any toenail or fingernail with a fungal infection

How Does It Work?

When undergoing a laser toenail or fingernail fungus treatment, one of our trained technicians will apply a directed focused light source on to the toe or finger nail that is infected. The laser nail fungus treatment will target the fungal infection in the nail and the area below called the nail matrix. The YAG laser nail fungus treatment will destroy the fungal infection because of the specific wavelength used by the laser nail fungus treatment, it targets only the living fungi and does not damage any of the surrounding tissue.

What To Expect:

This treatment feels like heat on the nail plate and goes away as soon as the laser stops. The treatment takes just 15 minutes and is pain free, with no anesthesia needed. Generally 3 treatments are required over the course of 9 months. Over the next 9 to 12 months after treatment, a new, non-infected toenail or fingernail grows out.

Post Treatment:

After each procedure, you are able to continue with your regular schedule. You will need to keep your nails clean and dry and not apply any nail polish for 2 weeks. In some cases, we will ask you to treat at home in between your laser treatments with an over the counter anti-fungal cream.