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Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus in Lexington and Georgetown Kentucky

Are you tired of embarrassing toenail fungus? Have you tried everything to get rid of it, including messy creams and gels, smelly liquids, and even soaking your feet in mouthwash or bleach – only to get zero results? It is now possible to safely and effectively eliminate unsightly and often painful toenail fungus. Laser is the most effective treatment available on the market today. Topical and oral medications can potentially treat this condition for some people, if, you remember to take it daily. In some cases sometimes a year of daily topical or oral treatment is required before you begin to see results. Laser is
the most effective and popular way to eliminate toenail fungus.

How Laser Toenail Fungus Treatment Works

When undergoing a laser toenail fungus treatment, a medical professional will apply a directed focused light source on to a toe that is infected. The laser toenail fungus treatment will target the fungal infection in the toenail and the area below called the toenail matrix. Laser toenail fungus treatment will destroy the fungal infection and should be relatively painless because the toenail is deadcells. The specific wavelength of the laser toenail fungus treatment targets only the living fungi.

Effects of Laser Toenail Fungal Treatment

Laser toenail fungus treatment is not a cure. A fungal infection is fungus living in cracks and pores of your toenail. If a lifestyle change is not made (throw your old shoes out) the fungi will return to the nails. Therefore laser toenail fungal treatment is part of an overall protocol which a physician will prescribe. This could include topical medicine or changes to your lifestyle.

Costs of Laser Toenail Fungus Treatment

Cost for laser toenail fungus treatment will range based on the severity of the infection. Only a physician can make the determination if you even need the laser toenail fungus treatment. And once a determination is made, they will determine the number of treatments necessary.

Types of Laser Toenail Fungus Treatment

Some wavelengths of light used in laser toenail fungus treatment include:
•1064nm Nd:YAG (neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet) laser, attracted to both water and melanin.
•660nm red visible light
•940nm near infrared light

NdYAG Laser

NdYAG Lasers are optically pumped lasers that use laser diodes of flashlamps to produce laser energy in the 1064nm (nanometer) spectrum. This light is in the infared, though it will transition through other wavelengths as well (940/1120/1320/1440 nm). They are used for medical procedures such as this one. The laser light is produced by passing photons through a crystal of yttrium aluminum garnet which is doped with triply ionized nedoynium which replaces the yttrium in the garnet.

Restrictions on Laser Toenail Fungus Treatment

Generaly there are no health or age restrictions with laser toenail fungus treatments. In most clinical studies there were no bad reactions, contraindications or side effects involving laser toenail fungus treatment Medication that are used for fungal infection carries the possibility of kidney failure, lasers toenail fungus treatment does not.

Number of Visits to Perform Laser Toenail Fungus Treatment

This depends on the severity of the infection as determined by the physician evaluating your condition. Depending on the type of equipment and physician there could be one to four laser toenail fungus treatment.

Toenail Fungus Removal | Georgetown, KY

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