Your toenails will be cleaned and filed prior to the laser treatment. As each toe is treated with the painless laser, you might at most feel a mild, warming sensation. Most people feel absolutely nothing.
The laser treatment will take under 30 minutes to treat both feet and there is usually no discomfort during or after the treatment.
You will notice results within 2-4 months, depending on how quickly your toenails grow. New, clear growth begins to appear at the bottom portion of your nail as the diseased portion of the nail grows out.
You may return to your normal daily routine immediately after your toenail treatment, including painting your nails or pedicure treatments. Dr. Lentini will discuss post-treatment care to avoid unsightly unwanted re-infections, inclding topical antifungal medications, shoe gear and home environment antifungal sprays.
How does the laser work?
The procedure produces laser light energy that is specifically absorbed by water and water associated with collagen as well as being focused on the color red. Collagen is a major component in the tissues of the nail and nail growth area as well as the skin. The laser is so sophisticated that it can detect and reach the proper target temperature leading to elimination of the toenail infection The treatment then stops immediately without any pain or discomfort.
Is the Treatment Painful? Is it Safe?
Our laser provides a comfortable, safe controlled treatment by having little to NO THERMAL effect (heat) on the skin, nail, and nail bed, providing one of the safest and most effective treatments in the laser industry.
Will the Treatment Hurt?
No, you should have no pain or discomfort during the treatment. However, some people feel a warm tingling sensation. The laser has the ability to adjust to all clinical situations and produces little to NO THERMAL effects (heat).
How Long Does the Treatment Take?
The treatment takes just under 30 minutes. One short session with a 60-90 day review to ensure the nail is properly responding yields the best outcomes with this procedure.
Will this Treatment be Covered by Insurance?
Laser treatment of nail and skin conditions is considered an aesthetic, cosmetic procedure which is typically not covered by insurance.
How Soon Will I See Improvement?
On average, a toenail will replace itself every 9-12 months. Healthy new growth will be visible within the first 2 months as your nails continue to grow following the laser treatment.
Does It Really Work?
Yes. Lasers for ugly unsightly toenail infections have a two plus year track record that is very impressive. Patients are pleased, happy and no longer embarrassed by their ugly unsightly toenail infections. Patients have stated they are now wearing sandals which they have not worn for many years because of their ugly unsightly toes.