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Laser Treatment and Toenail Fungus

Is laser treatment what you need to get rid of toenail fungus for good? 

The idea of flip-flop season might have you excited unless, of course, you’re dealing with toenail fungus. It’s incredible how stubborn toenail fungus can be, and it can wreak havoc on your nails, causing them to turn yellow and brittle. If you want an effective way to kill the fungus for good and to get clear toenails again, our Crestview, and Fort Walton Beach, FL, foot doctors, Dr. Cosimo Ricciardi and Dr. Neil Patel, offer laser fungal treatment.

How is toenail fungus treated? 

While there are certainly over-the-counter options for treating toenail fungus, if these aren’t tackling your infection then it’s time to choose a more effective solution. We can treat fungal infections with strong oral medication, but if this still isn’t getting to the heart of the matter then we may recommend laser toenail fungus treatment.

How does laser therapy work? 

This laser is designed to target and kill the fungus that lives under your nail. As the light is directed over the toenail it breaks up and destroys the fungus without harming the surrounding nail or skin.

Will the procedure hurt? 

This procedure is completely non-invasive and painless. Some patients do report feeling a warming sensation during treatment.

How long does laser treatment take? 

You can expect to only be in our office for about 30 minutes for this procedure. It’s pretty quick and convenient, making it a popular option for eliminating stubborn and chronic toenail fungal infections.

Is there a recovery period for laser treatment? 

Another benefit to choosing laser therapy is that there is absolutely no recovery time after treatment. You can come into our Crestview, and Fort Walton Beach, FL, foot doctor’s practice for laser toenail fungal treatment and return to your daily routine immediately after. There is no downtime.

When will I start to notice results? 

Many people assume that their toenails will become instantly clear after treatment. Even once the infection is gone a toenail may still remain yellow. However, as the toenail grows out over the course of several months the toenail will grow in clear.

What are the benefits of laser therapy? 

One of the major benefits is that laser therapy is able to treat more persistent and stubborn infections that may not respond to other treatment options. Plus, laser therapy is a safe, painless, and side-effect-free way to treat toenail fungus. Taking anti-fungal medications can cause some unpleasant side effects. Those who would like to avoid medications may find laser therapy to be a better treatment option.

Don’t let yellow toenails keep you from sporting your favorite flip-flops or from enjoying the Florida summer. Our Crestview, and Fort Walton Beach, FL, foot doctors, Dr. Ricciardi and Dr. Patel, can help you get healthy, clear nails with laser fungal treatment. To schedule a consultation with our team here at Emerald Coast Podiatry, call (850) 862-4119, or (850) 682-6522 today.

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