An increasingly popular procedure is laser toenail fungus removal. It’s safe, fast and the results are impressive. More and more people are opting for this type of procedure to deal with their toenail fungus because of the quick recovery it promises. Toenail fungus often causes nail discoloration and could make the feet look really bad.
Although toenail fungus can be considered a mild problem, acute conditions on toenail fungus results to abnormal shaping of the nail and pain while walking. Because of the possible consequences, people immediately look for a viable solution for their toenail fungus problem.
The process used to deal with toenail fungus is actually very simple. The laser is used to directly target the fungus in the infected area. The fungus eventually disappears because of its exposure to lasers.
The operation usually lasts for 30 minutes and laser is not only applied in the infected area. Each toenail goes through laser treatment although nails that have been infected will undergo through the treatment twice as long. Preventing the toenail fungus is important and using laser on other toenails could prevent infection on other nails.
During the operation, the patient would often feel a prickly feeling underneath the toes. It is possible that pain would be felt after the operation and the feet extra sensitive because of thinner nails. The nails will naturally grow back (without the fungus) in six months.
Laser is directly beamed to the infected area. But before laser treatment is administered the doctor would require some filing on the nails. There are nails that are too thick for the laser beam to go through and the doctor would order filing in order to effectively administer the laser treatment.
Of course, it’s also important to have clean feet before the operation. Clean feet prevent the bacteria from infecting the toenails.
Cost and Success of the Operation
Laser treatment for toenail fungus can be expensive. There are operations that cost $750 to $1,000 but this price is quoted for extreme cases. Each case is different and the cost of the operation is relatively affordable.
One of the main reasons why laser operation for toenail fungus is a bit expensive is its success rate. It is estimated that 80% of the people that go through the operation experience positive results. The procedure also requires no additional medicine and there are very small side effects associated with the treatment.