Nail Fungus

Introduction

It can be an embarrassing condition to talk about – but nail fungus is more common than you think, and solutions are more accessible than ever. There’s no solution for nail fungus more efficient, safe, or effective than laser treatment, and no more specialized laser provider than Cosmetic Laser Solutions. Feel confident again and leave your nail fungus behind!

Why You'll Love It

Oral medicines to treat toenail fungus have potential risks and side effects to the liver which a laser treatment does not.

How The treatment Works

Laser toenail fungus treatments target the pathogens that cause toenail fungus (onychomycosis). 

Safe, effective, and with minimal discomfort, clinical studies have shown an 85% effective rate in this treatment compared to prescription topical treatments which only has an 8% effective rate.  

Laser toenail and fingernail fungus treatments are the fastest, most effective way of treating nail fungus without pain or discomfort. 

At Cosmetic Laser Solutions, we use the state-of-the-art Candela GentleYAG® laser to treat nail fungus. After laser nail fungus removal, it may take time for your old discolored nail to grow out and a new nail to begin forming.

Common Causes of Nail Fungus

There are a few factors that may cause nail fungus. These can vary between patient’s, but the most common forms include:

  • Trauma
  • Humidity and/or heat
  • Diabetes
  • Athlete’s foot

It is important to recognize that even after treatment, these factors can cause fungus to grow back. Be sure to try and limit exposure to these factors as much as possible in order to avoid a return.

Schedule a Consultation

Nail fungus can be gross and make going out a real challenge in the summer. Don’t suffer in silence. Come in to Cosmetic Laser Solutions today to keep your toes fungus-free! Simply fill out our online form or book an appointment online.

Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Nail Fungus Removal

Does the treatment hurt?

There may be some discomfort from the laser treatment, but it usually resolves as soon as the treatment is over.

How does the laser treatment work?

The laser heats the infected tissue which creates an environment where the fungus cannot survive.

How many treatments will I need?

We recommend a 3-treatment protocol spaced approximately 4-6 weeks apart. There are no restrictions post treatment. Patients may resume normal activities.

How should I prepare for my treatment?

Upon scheduling an appointment, pre-treatment instructions will be provided and require at least 2 weeks of pre-treatment care.

When will I see results?

A healthy new nail forms 3 to 6 months after your laser treatment. Even though the fungus should have died from the laser treatment, it takes toenails 9-12 months to grow. Once the nail growth cycle is complete, a new, healthy nail should replace the infected nail.

Is nail fungus contagious?

Yes, it can be. Most often, it happens where the air is moist and people’s feet are bare such as showers and bathrooms (often in fitness centers). It can even be passed from a nail file. Nail fungus can also spread from one of your nails to another, which is why all 10 nails are treated during each appointment.