Laser Nail Centers FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Where does toe nail fungus come from?

Common sources of infection include swimming pools, public showers, gyms and nail spas. Tight fitting shoes and nail trauma can also lead to infection. Genetic susceptibility, poor health and increasing age are also factors that increase the risk of nail infection. Laser treatments are effective in eliminating nail infections and restoring clear nails.

What is the foot laser?

The laser is a patented laser device that shines through the toenail and vaporizes the germs embedded in the nail bed and nail plate that causes toenail fungus.

How effective is the treatment?

The laser is effective and most patients experience significant improvement. In most cases, the fungal nails are completely cured.

Does the laser treatment take long?

The majority of our patients require multiple treatments and it usually takes about 15-30 minutes.

Does the laser treatment hurt?

You may feel a warm sensation but the treatment causes little to no discomfort, both during and after. The laser beam does not affect healthy tissue.

How safe is the treatment?

No adverse reactions, injuries, disabilities, or side effects have been reported in clinical studies with this laser treatment. Topical treatments are minimally effective. The oral medications can cause side effects to the liver and kidney.

Will I be able to walk after treatment?

Yes, this laser procedure does not harm you in any way.

How quickly is improvement noticed?

The average toe nail replaces itself every 6-9 months. Within 4 months healthy new growth should be visible.

Before and After Laser Nail Treatment

How do I pay for this treatment?

The laser procedure is considered aesthetic and, therefore, not covered by health insurance. If a different diagnosis or treatment is recommended, we will be happy to submit the claim to your insurance company. We do accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, check and cash. Medical IRAs, health savings accounts, or flexible spending accounts may also be used. We also offer Care Credit, an easy, no-interest, low payment plan option.

How can I prevent onychomycosis from reappearing?

There is no guarantee that it will not return, however, if you follow the doctor’s orders your chances of recurrence are much lower. We carry many anti-fungal products to help you during the healing process. Your doctor will recommend care techniques to reduce recurrence of the infection. There is a chance of reinfection because the fungus is present everywhere in the environment. Preventative maintenance treatments are also recommended.