What are the advantages of laser treatment for fungal nails?

Laser TreatmentLaser treatment for fungal nails has plenty of significant advantages over other treatments, which typically require a daily regimen of oral antifungal medications for 6 to 12 weeks.

  • More effective. Cure rates are higher for laser treatment than with older treatments.
  • Safer. Oral antifungals are known to cause bad side effects in some people, including skin rashes and liver damage, and may not be appropriate for all patients. By contrast, laser treatment requires no medication and has no known side effects.
  • More convenient. Older treatments require daily pill-taking and even occasional blood tests to ensure your safety. The laser treatment course, however, requires an average of just three monthly sessions, usually lasting less than 30 minutes each. There’s no downtime afterward either, making it easy to fit into your busy schedule.

If you are suffering the embarrassment of unsightly fungal nails, please contact your nearest office of the Northwest Extremity Specialists to learn more about your treatment options.