FAQs About Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus

By Dr. Eric Peters, D.P.M.
June 27, 2017
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Toenail Fungus  

Laser treatment may just be the best approach for saying goodbye to that pesky toenail fungus.toenail fungus

Are you dealing with an unsightly toenail fungus that doesn’t seem to respond to at-home treatment or over the counter medication? Do you feel confused about how to best treat the problem so you can sport those summer sandals without fear? Don’t worry; our White Plains, NY, podiatrist, Dr. Eric Peters, may have just the treatment for you. Here are some of the most popular questions about laser therapy, answered!

Q. How does laser therapy work to treat toenail fungus?

A. Just by focusing the PinPointe FootLaser over the infected nail, our White Plains foot doctor can attack and destroy the fungus that lies underneath. How? This specialized laser has the unique ability to penetrate the hard layers of the nail to heat up and kill the fungus while leaving the nail and healthy skin unharmed.

Q. Is it safe?

A. Laser therapy is a great option because it is completely safe. Unlike medications, which can often cause side effects, laser treatment isn’t known to cause any complications or issues. Plus, there is absolutely no downtime associated with this treatment.

Q. How long does it take for treatment?

A. Treatment can take anywhere from around 15 to 20 minutes for one foot, making it a quick trip for those on the go.

Q. Is it painful?

A. Another benefit to getting laser therapy is that this treatment is completely painless. Yes, you may notice the area becoming warm when the laser is directed over the nail, but we will be able to monitor it throughout the course of your treatment to make sure that it’s always comfortable.

Q. Do I need more than one laser session?

A. Sometimes all you will need is a single laser session in order to kill the fungus; however, for more stubborn infections, you may need to come back for additional treatments.

If you are dealing with stubborn toenail fungus in White Plains, NY, and nothing seems to be helping, then it’s time you talked to use about our amazing laser system, which can get infected nails healthy again. Call our office to learn more.