How Laser Treatment Can Help You Treat Your Nail Fungus

Laser treatment is an easy solution for eliminating stubborn nail fungus.

Yellow, brittle toenails aren’t just unsightly, they could also be a warning sign of nail fungus. Nail fungal infections are a nuisance, and to prevent the infection from permanently damaging the nail or affecting surrounding nails, you want to make sure that you are treating it effectively. If over-the-counter topical treatments are ineffective then you may want to talk with our White Plains NY podiatrist Dr. Eric Peters about laser treatment for toenail fungus.

How does it work?

Laser treatment is incredibly effective at eliminating fungal infections within the nails. That’s because the laser can penetrate the nail to reach the fungus lying underneath. Once the laser has targeted the fungus, it will heat up and destroy the infection. While the laser may be bad news for fungus, it will not affect or damage healthy nail or tissue. This treatment is completely safe, effective, and side-effect-free.

What should I expect?

Laser treatment is completely painless. You may feel a warming sensation as the laser penetrates through the nail to reach the infection but it’s not uncomfortable. It only takes a few minutes to get rid of the infection and there is no downtime. This means that busy individuals can go right back to work after coming into our White Plains NY office for toenail fungus laser treatment. Many people will only require one treatment session, but this will depend on the severity of the infection.

Should I get laser treatment?

If you are dealing with a fungal infection that doesn’t seem to respond to topical medications or other over-the-counter options, or if your fungal infection keeps coming back, then it’s a good idea to talk with our White Plains NY podiatrist to find out whether laser therapy is the best option for you. If you would like to avoid potential side effects from using topical or oral antifungal medications, then chances are good that laser treatment may be a better solution.

When will I see results?

Remember, you’ll need to wait until the nail grows out to see the results of your laser treatment. This can take about 3-4 months before you will see the nail growing in clear. If your nails grow quickly you may see results even sooner.

If you are struggling to treat your toenail fungus at home, then laser treatment may be the best option. Call our White Plains NY podiatrist, Dr. Eric Peters, at (914) 285-4444 to schedule a consultation.

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