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Nail Fungus Laser Treatment Update For 2012
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If you are looking for a fast way of getting rid with your nail fungus, taking oral medications might be a pain. Nail fungus laser treatment is the latest innovation against onychomycosis. The idea of using light to treat an infection was thought of when dental laser treatments became successful and widely acceptable. This treatment might help you ease the burden that your nail fungus is giving you.

Advantages of nail fungus laser treatment

According to the manufacturers of the laser machine, it works better than any other ways of eliminating nail fungus. As it works with light, you do not need any surgical process, and the infected area can be easily targeted. This is good for diabetic persons as they need immediate action against nail infections using non-surgical treatments.

According to some who have already tried it, nail fungus can be treated within the day. In most cases, it just takes one to two sessions to completely clear out the fungus.

Is there any need for surgical methods when you have nail fungus infection?

Those who have severe nail fungus most likely will need to undergo a surgical process to remove the infected nail. This is especially when you see that the nail plate is fully discoloured. If you don’t remove the nail, you will just prolong the pain.

Disadvantages of nail fungus laser treatment

Laser treatment is fairly new in the nail fungus industry and therefore is still subject to series of tests both from the medical experts and consumers. There are different kinds of lasers as they are manufactured by different companies, only four companies got FDA approval. They are:

•PinPointe™ FootLaser™

•Q-Clear™ laser system

•CoolTouch VariaBreeze™ laser

•Cutera Genesis Plus™ laser (also has a 532nm option)

All other laser machines against nail fungus have not been approved yet. FDA approved it basing on how the infected area of onychomychosis looked like after the treatment. FDA does not clearly state that those laser treatments can actually kill nail fungus.

Some patients also say that they have experienced pain during the treatment. They felt intense heat coming from the laser. However, those claims remain unproven since there are more patients who find it satisfactory.

Some also claim that they experience a reoccurrence of the fungus within 2 years after the a session and feel that they have wasted a lot of money.

How can I get a nail fungus laser treatment?

Unlike topical and oral treatments, you can’t just purchase a laser machine from a store as it is very expensive. There are no portable laser devices against onychomychosis yet. If you are interested, you have to see your podiatrist and discuss with him your preference. Nowadays, podiatrists are procuring their own laser machines as addition to their services.

How much would it cost me?

Nail fungus laser treatment is now considered as the most expensive treatment against nail fungus. In one session you will pay approximately $800-$1000 depending on the severity of your nail fungus. The podiatrist will then decide whether you need to have a second session.


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