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Toenail Fungus Laser Removal
Toenail fungus laser removal keeps your toenails free from unpleasant toenail fungal infection without causing injury or harming the skin around the infected toenail. The infrared laser infiltrates the toenail, removing the fungus and enabling the toenails to grow normally as they did prior to the fungal infection. For the latest laser technology in toenail fungal infection treatment, contact the clinic of Dr. Pascual located in Miami.
Laser toenail fungus removal procedure has been approved by the FDA. The infrared laser does not emit dangerous UV radiation, and no drugs are administered while undergoing the procedure.
Laser Toenail Fungus Removal Procedure
The procedure uses infrared light to treat the fungal infection. It works by targeting the infected cells and it uses heat to eradicate the infected toenail.
Laser toenail fungus removal procedure entails ensuring that your toenail is clean and free from nail polish. The infrared laser beam is placed on top of the fungus-infected toenail without causing injury or disturbing the skin around the toenail. For this reason, the procedure is virtually painless and does not need anesthesia or numbing agents. The entire procedure takes 15 to 30 minutes.
The laser toenail fungus removal treatments you will need vary according to the extent of your toenail fungal infection. Normally, laser toenail fungus removal takes about one or two laser treatments.
How long is the procedure and will it cause pain?
The procedure takes only about 15 to 30 minutes. It does not disturb the skin around the infected toenail, therefore there is no pain reported in the surrounding area. Most patients report a feeling of warmth on the area being treated. Furthermore, some patients report feeling a very slight prick. Other than that, the procedure is virtually painless.
Will I see instant results?
The results are not instant, but as your toenail grows, the results will be visible. Usually, it takes about 3 months for the toenail to grow, and by then you will see the difference in your toenail. The number of the treatments you need vary according to the extent of the infection; usually a couple of treatments will be needed.
What are the preparations that I need to do prior to the laser toenail fungus treatment?
There are no special preparations you need to do before the treatment. Nonetheless, you need to make sure that nail polish and other nail accessories are thoroughly removed from the affected toenail before having the laser treatment.
When can I start having a pedicure or nail polish after laser toenail fungus treatment?
There are no restrictions with regard to having a pedicure after the procedure. You can start having a pedicure or you can have your nails painted with nail polish right after having the treatment.
Will the treatment prevent toenail fungal infection from ever coming back?
For the reason that fungus is ever present in your surroundings, the chances of the toenail fungal infection returning should be considered. However, laser treatment eradicates the fungal infection even with only one treatment.
Dr. Pascual will provide you with guidelines to prevent toenail fungal infection from returning.