Nail Fungus Laser Treatment

Nail Fungus Laser Treatment

Nail Fungus Laser Treatment services offered in Commack, NY

If your nails are thick, yellow, and falling apart, you may benefit from the nail fungus laser treatment services available at Mayfair Foot Care. Christine Peterson, DPM, Edward Buro, DPM, and Rosario Saccomanno, DPM, use advanced laser technology to destroy fungus without harming nearby tissue. Laser treatments can restore the health and appearance of your nails and prevent recurrent infections. Call the Commack, New York, office to find out if you’re a candidate for nail fungus laser treatments, or book an appointment online today.

Why would I need nail fungus laser treatment?

Nail fungus laser treatment is a method of treating fungal infections in your toenails.

Toenail fungus can spread through person-to-person interaction or from making contact with infected objects. Fungal infections frequently occur in people who walk barefoot in public showers, pools, or other damp areas.

You can also develop nail fungus if you wear shoes or socks that are sweaty and damp.

While over-the-counter topicals are available to treat nail fungus, the infection can return. Mayfair Foot Care offers highly effective laser treatments that destroy fungus, so your nail can heal fully.

When should I consider a nail fungus laser treatment?

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Mayfair Foot Care if you have symptoms of a fungal infection in your nails. As a result of an infection, your nails can become:

  • Brittle
  • Crumbly
  • Discolored
  • Misshapen

Fungus can also cause a foul smell in your nails, and you may notice your nails are separating from your nail bed.

The Mayfair Foot Care specialist performs a comprehensive exam of your nails to confirm an infection. They also determine if laser treatments are the best treatment strategy for your condition.

What can I expect during nail fungus laser treatments?

During your laser treatment, you can expect to lie comfortably on an exam table. The Mayfair Foot Care providers clean the treatment site with a sterile solution.

They position the laser over your foot. When the device cycles on, it delivers pulses of heat energy into your nail without damaging the surrounding skin. Treatment can take up to 30 minutes, depending on the severity of your infection.

After your laser session, you may have minor bleeding in the treatment area, which resolves on its own in a few days. It can take several months for your treated toenail to grow out before you can see improvements in the color and appearance of your nail.

As your toenail grows, the remaining fungus will be obvious. The Mayfair Foot Care providers might recommend additional laser treatments to destroy the fungus.

Call Mayfair Foot Care to find out if you’re a candidate for nail fungus laser treatments, or book an appointment online today.