Laser Therapy for Fungal Toenails

Lunula Laser® – Healthy, Clear Nails Made Simple

Tired of looking at those unsightly toenails?

The LUNULA LASER® is the easy and convenient treatment that helps turn your discolored and disfigured nails into clearer, healthier looking nails.

  • The only touchless, painless solution for onychomycosis

  • No pain, no downtime, and no risk

  • No more embarrassment about unsightly feet

The Lunula Laser is a low-level laser in a box that effectively targets onychomychosis.

Do thickened, crumbly nails have you hiding your feet?

Painless treatment for onychomycosis. Laser therapy for nail fungus is an easy and convenient treatment that can help turn your discolored and disfigured nails into clearer, healthier looking nails. No more embarrassment about unsightly feet. This safe, painless procedure uses a laser light to target the fungus under the nail and does not harm the surrounding skin. Typically, toenail fungus is cleared up in 1-3 Laser Nail Therapy treatments.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Laser devices produce pulses of energy that cause heat. When directed at the toenail fungus (onychomycosis), the laser is optimized to penetrate through the toenail to the fungus in the nail bed.

Most lasers used are CO2 lasers or yttrium-aluminum-garnet (YAG) lasers. Their wavelengths are ideal for increasing the localized temperature. For example, the tissue is gasified and decomposed under the nail, destroying any fungus in the surrounding tissue. In addition, the laser sterilizes the area, preventing new fungal growth.

Because laser treatment for toenail fungus can damage your tissue, low energies are used for safety. As a result, multiple treatments are typically needed to eliminate all the fungal growth.

Yes. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, several FDA-approved laser devices produce a “temporary increase in clear nails in patients with onychomycosis”.

In fact, laser treatment for toenail fungus was shown to be effective in multiple clinical trials. In a 2019 study, 61% of onychomycosis patients reported a 61% cure rate at 16 weeks, while another study saw 91% clinical improvement and a 30% cure rate at 180 days.

Overall, laser therapy is associated with a high rate of negative cultures – meaning fungus typically doesn’t grow after laser treatment.

Most cases of onychomycosis are treated with topical or oral antifungals. Topical antifungals include creams, ointments, and even nail varnishes designed to prevent or treat fungal infections. By comparison, oral antifungals are much stronger and can cause systemic side effects, whereas topical antifungals are very safe.

According to the evidence, around 45% of cases improve with topical medicine and between 40% to 66% with oral medication.

However, as side effects of antifungal medications include elevated liver enzymes, liver failure, headaches, stomach discomfort, loss of taste, and lupus-like symptoms, many patients aren’t keen on the treatment. Indeed, oral medication may need a four-month course, and topical antifungals can take a year to demonstrate results. In contrast, laser treatment for toenail fungus works quickly and effectively.

Laser treatment for toenail fungus is a simple, pain-free procedure. During the session, your foot doctor will inspect your foot. A debridement, where your toenails are clipped and dead skin clean, may occur prior to the procedure.

The laser therapist – usually an experienced podiatrist – will clean the foot with a sterile solution. The laser will be maneuvered over the affected nails, using pulses to minimize heat on the skin. In total, a session lasts 30 minutes or less, and 1-3 sessions are needed for lasting results.

Look for these signs of improvement:

Reduce yellow, white or brown toenail discoloration

No more flaky debris under or on the nail.

No more detachment of the nail from the nail bed.

Normal shape and texture of new nail growth (no thickness, bumps, or altered shape).

  • No anesthesia
  • No toxic medication, thus no side effects
  • No recovery time
  • No surgery or pain

The Pinnacle Series Laser System (Maximum Energy Laser Treatment – MELT) features advanced technology and can deliver more energy than other therapy lasers. This additional power coupled with our optimal wavelength and treatment beam size results in deeper penetration, significantly faster treatment times and delivery of the proper therapeutic dosage. These features provide our team of podiatrists the superior ability to treat difficult conditions and ultimately provide better clinical outcomes for patients.

Our Foot Doctor is the best person to talk with if you have questions or concerns about the Laser treatment for toenail fungus procedure. Foot & Ankle Centers has extensive knowledge and specialized training on all aspects of its use, safety and effectiveness. Schedule an appointment today with our Podiatrist or contact us for more information about Laser Treatment For Toenail Fungus.

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