Having a nail fungus isn’t just annoying, it can wreak havoc with the appearance of your nails and in some cases, even your health if it spreads. Treatment is available for curing nail fungus.
There are oral and topical medications, a medicated nail polish and even removing the nail as a last resort. However, the problem with all of these treatments is that some have dangerous side effects and there’s a lot of time involved with doing the treatment.
It takes a long time to see if the treatment even made a difference. After some treatments, you have to wait awhile to see if it worked, which means there can be a risk that the treatment didn’t kill all of the fungi.
For you, that means you can end up having that fungi regroup and regrow and you start the entire process of getting it treated all over again. When there’s a fungus on your toenails or fingernails, it can be ugly, make you feel embarrassed when others see and make you want to hide your hands and feet.
Having to deal with it for months can take a toll on your self-esteem. But fortunately, there is a new treatment that’s far more effective than any of the treatments most people have tried in the past.
Laser treatment works by sending a laser beam into the nail where it reaches the fungus and focuses the pulse frequency on this unwelcome fungus. Rather than taking months to kill the fungus, the laser beam is able to kill it immediately. The laser doesn’t destroy healthy tissue, just the fungus.
Unlike taking oral medications, using the laser beam to treat nail fungus doesn’t include any of the scary and potentially dangerous side effects of causing liver damage. And unlike having to undergo a procedure to remove a nail, the laser procedure doesn’t cause the patient any pain.
The laser roves over the nail, making sure that every bit of the nail has come under the hit of the laser. Unlike topical treatment, which takes months to undertake and even then you don’t know if it was successful, a laser treatment can be done in as little as half an hour.
While the procedure is expensive, costing just over $1,000, it’s more than 10 times more effective than the oral, topical, polish and surgical treatments and the time it takes to be effective is one treatment. The laser treatment is approved by the FDA and considered to be a breakthrough in medicine.