Laser treatment for toenail fungus is a revolutionary breakthrough in treating nail fungus infection. Laser fungus toenail treatments do not cause cuts or burns and thus has the advantage of patients being treated without reported discomfort. Studies on laser treatment for toenail fungus are extremely encouraging, and to date, no known side effects have been found. Long-term effects for laser treatment for toenail fungus seem just as promising. Coupled with good hygiene of the toes, and follow up treatment with a topical anti-fungal cream, patients should experience good, long-term results in the elimination of the toenail fungus. Laser nail fungus treatment procedure surpasses those of the more dangerous medications with an effective success rate around 80% in clinical studies showing the fungus to be destroyed.
How does the nail fungus laser work?
A toenail fungus laser works by shining a focused beam of light in a narrow range into a toenail infected with fungus (onychomycosis). The laser penetrates the toenail and vaporizes fungus embedded in the nail bed and nail plate where toenail fungus lives. The toenail fungus targeted laser is tuned to a specific frequency that affects cells that are responsible for infection. There are various manufacturers with lasers currently available or soon to be available.