How does laser nail treatment work?

 


We use the leading laser on the market today to obtain the best results possible. It is perfectly designed for treating toenail fungus. In a few billionths of a second, pulses of high power laser energy pass through the nail (nail plate) to the nail bed and nail growth area, killing the fungus instantaneously.

The laser energy works to very quickly heat and kill the dermatophytes that make up toenail fungus. No visible change will be seen immediately, but as the nail grows out over 3-6 months, the patient will begin to see clear nail. The toenail in particular grows rather slowly, so for the full nail to grow out will often take 6-12 months.

What are the success rates?

As with all treatments, different customers may have different results, but the best laser on the market for this procedure, the Astanza Revolution laser is FDA cleared and shown to be safe and effective. In fact, clinical studies using this laser system have shown the highest rates of success and clearance than any other laser system currently on the market.

In a randomized study of almost 100 subjects over three to twelve months, 95% of subject cases observed “significant nail plate clearance”.

One of the factors that plays the largest role in the success of patients with near-total or total clearance is adherence to great aftercare – not re-infecting yourself with socks, shoes, etc that haven’t been cleared of existing fungus.