Laser Nail Fungus Treatment

Nail Fungus Treatment with Laser

This disease is known as onychomycosis in medical literature. Nail fungus disease causes discoloration, makes your nail thick and separates it from its fold. At least half of the population have this problem once in their lives. Laser therapy which is made of thin light waves penetrates nail and affects the fungus. The most important characteristic of this therapy is that it does not damage the tissue around.

How long does it take?

Nail fungus treatment on one nail takes 10 to 20 minutes.

Do you feel pain during treatment?

A slight warmness is felt during laser treatment. There is no need for painkillers or anesthesia in any case.

How many sessions are needed?

One session is enough for most of the patients but sometimes more sessions may be necessary.

How does it affect my social life?

You can return to your routine without any problems It is not possible to see the improvements just after the treatment. However when your nail is growing, it is possible to see that new nail is clean. Toenails grow slower and nail with a fungus grows even less. It may take 6-12 months to form a clean nail.

Does it repeat?

Fungus disease depends on environmental factors. You may consult to your doctor about protecting yourself from fungus.

When can I use Nail Polish?

It is important not to have any accessory on nails before the treatment. You can use nail polish after 24 hours.

What is the difference of Nail Fungus Treatment With Laser?

Traditional nail fungus treatments; cutting the nail, creams, oral drugs pulling it out have disadvantages. Cutting the nail do not treat fungus. Creams must be used for 12 months and their success rates are low. Oral drugs should be used for 3 months but they have a risk of causing problems on kidneys and liver. Laser procedure is easy, quick and an efficient fungus treatment.