Frequently asked questions:
Is the procedure painful?
Most patients feel no pain.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure typically takes about 10 minutes.
Can I apply nail polish after the treatment?
Yes. You can apply nail polish on your toenails immediately after the procedure.
Can the fungus return?
The infection improves after one treatment. However, there is a chance of reinfection because the fungus is present everywhere in the environment. We will give you guidance to help reduce a recurrence of the infection.
Is laser treatment covered by insurance?
This procedure is considered aesthetic/cosmetic and therefore health insurance does not provide coverage.
How many treatments will I need?
Usually one treatment is all that is needed. If after 6 months, the nails do not show improvement, a second treatment may be required.
How soon after the treatment will my nails look better?
Typically it takes 3 to 6 months to see improvement in the nails appearance.
Dr. Williams offers the most affordable option for laser fungus treatment. The treatment is painless and takes only a few minutes.
Thick discolored fungal toenails are very common. In fact, it affects about 15% of adults. Nail fungus can be very difficult to treat. In the past the most common treatment for toenail fungus was taking pills that could cause liver toxicity and require several blood tests while taking the medication. We now offer an alternative to the pills. Laser treatment is a safe and effective alternative to the pills.
Lasers for the treatment of nail fungus are increasing in popularity. Specialized lasers are used that have been developed specifically for this treatment.
The laser light passes through the nail without causing any damage to the nail and is painless. The laser light will destroy the fungus and after a few months, the nail starts to grow out normal. The laser is 60% to 80% effective in the treatment of fungal nails.
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