Toenail fungus laser treatment provides a safe and effective way to manage fungal infections. The procedure is quick, pain-free, and provides lasting results. At Southwest Foot & Ankle Center, podiatrist Petrina Lewis, DPM, FACFAS, proudly offers toenail fungus laser treatment with the Remy class IV laser. To make an appointment, call the office in Scottsdale, Arizona, or book online today.
Toenail fungus laser treatment is an outpatient procedure that uses specific light wavelengths to target and destroy onychomycosis (nail fungus). The light penetrates your nail tissue, heating up the fungi underneath.
Ultimately, the treatment kills the fungus, prevents the infection from spreading, and restores your nails to their near-original condition.
Make an appointment at Southwest Foot & Ankle Center for toenail fungus laser treatment if you have toenails that are:
You might also benefit from toenail fungus laser treatment if your feet or toes smell when you remove your shoes or socks.
Toenail fungus laser treatment doesn’t require any special preparation. That said, if you have diabetes or another condition that affects blood flow to your feet, make sure to let Dr. Lewis know.
At Southwest Foot & Ankle Center, Dr. Lewis performs toenail fungus laser treatment onsite.
During treatment, she carefully runs a handheld device along the surface of your toenails. The device emits targeted laser energy that penetrates your nail tissue, targeting the fungal infection beneath.
The lasers kill the fungus and prevent it from spreading. Once the fungus dies, your nails clear up and return to their normal, healthy state.
Toenail fungus laser treatment is safe and usually well-tolerated. During the procedure, you may feel a slight warming sensation, similar to mild sunburn. If you experience any pain, let Dr. Lewis know.
Most people need only one toenail fungus laser treatment.* Even so, it usually takes 6-12 months for your nail to return to its original, healthy appearance. While a recurrent infection is unlikely, it can happen, making it crucial that you take care of your feet. Dr. Lewis recommends:
Consider toenail fungus laser treatment if you have yellow, brown, or crumbly nails. Book your appointment at Southwest Foot & Ankle Center by calling the office or booking online today.
*Individual results may vary.