Sole Foot and Ankle Specialists now offer laser treatment for the removal of toenail fungus.
We use the Hyper Blue 1530 laser that goes directly on the infected nail. The laser light passes through the toenail destroying the fungus without causing damage to the nail or surrounding skin.
Sole Foot and Ankle Specialists recommend three treatments at thirty day intervals for the most effective treatment. The laser treatment is far less invasive, requires no anesthesia and does not require blood tests as required with oral antifungal medications.
Laser treatment for the removal of toenail fungus has been proven to be equally as effective than taking oral medications. The toenail does not become instantly clear upon receiving treatment. New, healthy nail growth can be visible within three months. Typically, a new healthy nail should appear within nine months after laser treatment.
When preparing for a laser treatment, we ask that you remove all nail polish a day before your scheduled appointment. A typical treatment lasts 10 minutes. Some patients might feel a warming sensation on their nail, but overall patients experience no discomfort. With a laser treatment there is no recovery period and patients are able to walk out and resume normal activities immediately, including getting a pedicure.
The podiatrists at Sole Foot and Ankle Specialists will provide an after treatment plan, as well as prescribing different products to in order to reduce the likelihood of reinfection happening again.
Sole Foot and Ankle Specialists also recommend the purchase of SteriShoe, an ultraviolet shoe sanitizer that sanitizes the inside of shoes by using germicidal ultraviolet (UVC) light. For more information on SteriShoe, please click here.
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