Over the counter products are not recommended to treat nail infection.
Our physicians will prescribe an oral antifungal such as:
You may use topical antifungal treatments such as:
- Penlac lacquer
- Tolnaftate 1%
These treatments are brushed onto the nail inthe same way that one would apply nail polish. Depending on the type of fungus casuing the infection, as well as the extent of the infection, you may have to use these medications for several months. Topical solutions are not generally effective in curing severe toenail fungal infections.
Fungal Nail Laser Treatment
Safe and effective, this in office treatment is pain free, has no harmful side effects, and typically takes only about 30 minutes to complete. The first clinically proven laser device to increase of clear nail in patients with onychomycosis.
how does laser work?
Our patented laser is specially designed to shine through your toenail and destroy the specific pathogens embedded in and under your nail causing the infection. Unlike other lasers that are used for skin or pain treatments, laser is designed and used for only one purpose, to safely destroy molds and bacteria that cause fungus nail infections
Is this laser painful?
The gentle laser light beam has no effect on healthy tissue. There is no pain but some patients may experience temporary warmth in the nail during treatment. This treatment does not harm or affect your activity in any way.
Does it work?
In the clinical study 81 % of all patients treated sustained a clear nail improvement at 12 months after a single treatment. After the one 15 minute treatment, the nail plate should grow out clear in 6-8 months if there is a healthy nail bed.
Does My insurance pay for this? How much dose it cost?
Please call our office to find out your benefits