Fungal Laser Treatment – Podiatrists in Marietta, GA

At Foot & Ankle Centers, we now offer the most advanced laser treatment for fungal toenails, which uses the Laser Plus Genesis Cutera. This laser technology, with its patented micro-second delivery of the ND:Yag laser, provides the most precise and controlled temperature along with a larger spot size for treating discolored and fungal toenails. The Laser Plus Genesis Cutera has been clinically proven to be the most effective and powerful laser for treating fungal toenails.

Fungal Laser Treatment

Dr. John, who holds certifications in laser technology such as ND:Yag and CO2 lasers, conducts the treatment. The laser therapy is administered during a brief 15-minute session, and additional treatments, if necessary, are scheduled at intervals of 2 months, 4 months, and 6 months. This treatment protocol has been developed to offer the most effective solution for fungal infections. Some patients may experience a sensation of warmth during the procedure, but it is generally painless. There is no need for anesthesia, and there is no recovery time required. The old fungal nail is gradually replaced by new nail growth, resulting in the clearance of the nail, which typically takes 9-12 months. By the time you leave, you can be confident that your toenail fungus is well on its way to being resolved!

Today! Get rid of the unattractive fungus toenail by scheduling an appointment online or calling us. We frequently offer seasonal specials, so be sure to take advantage of them. We have options available for both feet or just one foot. Please note that laser treatment is not currently covered by insurance.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is the procedure FDA cleared?

Yes, the Cutera GenesisPlus laser is approved by the FDA for use by physicians who diagnose and treat onychomycosis (fungal nails).

Is the laser treatment painful?

Injections or anesthesia are required. This treatment can be temporary, but some patients may feel uncomfortable due to the heat and warmth during the nail treatment. The laser treatment is usually painless for the majority of patients.

How does the laser clear fungal nails?

The fungus eradicates and organisms fungal within pigment the by assimilated is that heat accurate and concentrated use to tissue and nail the infiltrates laser GenesisPlus Cuteral the.

Does the toenail come off after the laser treatment?

The laser does not remove the nail; instead, it eradicates the fungus within the existing nail and prevents the fungus from infecting the new nail growth. This is the reason why it takes 9-12 months to observe complete clearance of the fungus from the nail.

Can I walk after the treatment?

Yes, there are no dressings or specialized footwear required. You undergo the procedure and leave, then continue with your regular activities.

When can I paint my nails after treatment?

Nail polish can be reapplied the next day. The polish should be removed on the same day the laser treatment is done.

How many treatments are needed?

Many patients will often need at least 4 treatments or more over the course of several months or years to completely clear the fungal infection from nails that have been infected by the fungus. Those who have less severe fungal nails may often see complete clearing of the nail after 9-12 months of treatment.

After my laser procedure will I need to do anything else for my toenails?

If proper preventive measures are not taken, toenails can become reinfected with fungal organisms. It is important to remember that fungal organisms often reside within shoes, which can reinfect the nails. In addition to this, spraying your shoes with an antifungal spray is necessary. Treatment for toenail fungal infection also involves using a topical treatment on the affected nail area. After your laser treatment, you will be provided with care instructions that you should follow diligently.

Is laser treatment for fungal nails covered by my insurance?

No, laser therapy for fungal toenails is classified as a cosmetic procedure and is not included in insurance coverage. However, if you possess a Health Savings Account (HSA) or a flexible spending account, you may utilize funds from these accounts to pay for laser treatment.

If I have only one toenail on each foot infected by a fungus are just those toes treated?

If there is an infection in one toenail on each foot, all 10 toenails will receive treatment. In order to address any cross-contaminated nails, treatment is administered to all toes on the affected foot.

If you are experiencing toenail fungus, contact our Marietta foot specialist today!