Toe Nail Fungus Q&A
- Is this laser painful?
The gentle laser light beam has no effect on healthy tissue. There is no pain but some patients may experience temporary warmth in the nail during treatment. This treatment does not harm or affect your activity in any way.
- Does it really work?
In the latest clinical study 81% of all patients treated sustained a clear nail improvement at 12 months after a few treatments.The nail plate should grow out clear in 8-12 months if there is a healthy nail bed. This result is better than the results reported for the oral pill, lamisil ®, which you take for three months with some risk of side effects.
- Is this treatment safe?
There are no age or health restrictions or limitations. In clinical studies there have been no adverse reactions, injuries, disabilities or known side effects. As you may know, the oral medications now used to treat toenails must be taken daily for months and carry with them some side effects that can affect the liver, kidneys, and skin. This laser does not. Some lasers need to be cooled with a spray because of the heat buildup or they are so low powered, they do not kill fungus.
- Does my insurance pay for this?
Because this treatment is considered aesthetic, health insurance plans do not cover this treatment. We accept major credit cards and personal checks and also offer payment plans.