Laser treatment for nails
Laser treatment is used to destroy onychomycosis located under toenails.
Onychomycosis toenail infection, commonly called toenail fungus, is an infection that is very difficult to treat with topical antifungal products. Given its nature, the toenail does not allow other treatments to reach the fungus hiding under it, unlike laser treatment, which passes through the nail plate.
How toenail laser treatment works
The laser device emits light energy that is invisible to the naked eye directly into the nail, through the nail and on the skin surface around your toenail. The pigments of the fungal organisms absorb this energy and, through a heating process, the now damaged fungi are eventually destroyed.
A few facts:
Laser treatment process
The nail laser treatment sessions last approximately 30 minutes, and must be repeated every 6 to 12 weeks until the fungi disappear completely.
Laser treatment effectiveness
While studies show that many patients who have chosen laser treatment see significant improvement in the appearance of their toenails within 12 months following treatment, this is not only attributable to the laser. In fact, a large part of the success is based on the hygiene habits of patients.
Here are a few basic tips to follow:
- Wear open-toed shoes whenever possible
- Choose shoes that breathe
- Keep your feet dry
- Avoid getting your feet wet
- Avoid wearing nail
Your podiatrist can help you determine the best preventive measures to adopt to keep your feet healthy.
Learn how laser treatment for nails can restore the natural beauty of your feet.