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Laser Nail Fungus Treatment

dr van brederode performing laser treatment

19 Jun Laser Nail Fungus Treatment

Fungus invades our toenails as micro trauma from shoes damages the toenails. Fungus is common throughout our environment, but especially in damp places like our shoes and showers. Some systemic conditions that reduce our immune system’s function can also predispose us to toenail fungus.

A variety of treatments exist for toenail fungus including: toenail removal, topical medications, oral medications, and laser therapy.

The most effective treatment is oral therapy, which is successful 50-70% of the time, but may have some side-effects.

Laser treatment has been effective in improving the appearance of the toenails. The laser is applied to each affected toenail. Treatment is basically painless, although you may feel a “prickly” feeling as the laser is applied to the toenail. No anesthesia is required and you may immediately return to work and activity. The initial treatment is followed up with one additional re-treatment approximately 1 month later. The laser works to attempt to kill the fungus and try to prevent its further growth. As the nail grows, you may gradually see new healthy nail growth. This process can take 6-12 months.

As this is a cosmetic treatment, it is not paid for by health insurance. We accept cash/credit card/check/HSA cards for payment prior to treatment.
The non-refundable cost for therapy includes the initial treatment and the one month laser re-treatment.The price is: $100 per toe up to $500 total.  1-4 toes $100 each 5-10 toes $500 total.
If additional laser treatment is necessary months in the future, the charge for one additional re-treatment is: $100 for up to 2 toenails OR $200 for 3-10 toenails