A fungal nail infection occurs when a fungus attacks a fingernail, a toenail, or the skin under the nail, called the nail bed. Fungi (plural of fungus) can attack your nails through small cuts in the skin around your nail or through the opening between your nail and nail bed. A fungal nail infection could lead to more serious problems if you have diabetes or a weak immune system. Talk to your doctor about the best way to treat a nail infection if you have one of these problems.
Our Laser Treatment for nail fungus is an exciting new, FDA approved option for nail fungal infections that has shown great results. It destroys the fungus that lives in and under the toenail. The laser light passes through the toenail without causing damage to the nail or the surrounding skin. It is a great alternative for many patients who cannot or do not want to take oral medications. It is completely safe and generally well tolerated.
Before embarking on treatment, we perform a test to confirm you have a fungal nail infection, on receiving your results the nails are then clipped, debrided and cleaned. The laser treatment is then performed on each nail. In the event of discomfort we will cool the area during treatment. There is virtually no recovery time required and you can resume your normal activities after treatment.