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Nail Fungus

Nail Fungus
Nail Fungus

Nail fungus - or onychomycosis - begins as a white or yellow spot under the tip of your fingernail or toenail. As the infection progresses, your nails may become discolored, thicken, and begin to crumble at the edges. The treatment of this condition can be complicated, as the fungus lives in dead tissue, and getting medications to the site is difficult. At The Kaga Institute, we use laser treatments to remove this fungus.

Procedure

Laser treatments for nail fungus removal provide a quick, effective, and comfortable treatment to clear your nails without the use of drugs or prolonged therapy. Laser fungus removals also help reduce redness and scarring. Patients see an improvement after just a couple of treatments.

Benefits

The benefits of laser treatments include the total elimination of nail fungus and a return to healthy looking toe and/or fingernails. In terms of using laser treatment over drug treatment, oral antifungal medications are toxic and can cause serious medical complications. As a laser treatment is completely drug free, there are none of those associated health risks.

FAQs

When the energy from the laser is projected into tissue, the heat produced destroys that tissue affected by the fungus. Other tissue components are unaffected and therefore spared.

Your nails must be free of any polish or coatings.

As the laser treats each nail, you will feel a warming sensation.

Laser nail fungus removal treatments are typically last 15 minutes.

Improvement can be seen as early as 3 weeks. For best results, we recommend 3 to 4 treatments spaced 5 to 6 weeks apart. Improvement will be gradual as the nail continues to grow out. Toenails may take 9 to 12 months to grow out, and fingernails may take 6 to 9 months.

There is no pain after treatment, and you may return to all normal activities immediately.

This treatment is virtually painless and does not require any downtime following treatment.