A cutting-edge nail laser offers an innovative solution for treating nail fungus effectively. At Zimmermann Podiatry in Leesburg, Florida, led by podiatrists Erik Zimmermann, DPM, and Jason Hancock, DPM, our friendly foot specialists often utilize advanced technology like the nail laser to achieve excellent results without resorting to surgery or continuous prescription medication. Contact our office or use our online scheduler to learn more today.

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What is a nail laser?

A nail laser is a state-of-the-art laser that treats fungal nails. This innovative approach to nail fungus targets and kills the fungus without damaging the nearby skin or the nail itself.

How does a nail laser treat nail fungus?

Nail lasers use carefully controlled heat to destroy nail fungus. Before the treatment, the team may thin out your fungal nail, which creates an easier path to the fungus. During treatment, the laser pulses, with a series of clicking sounds, as the team moves it over each nail.

You might feel some deep warmth beneath the nail during the treatment. That’s a good sign; it means the heat has reached the fungus.

If you find it too uncomfortable at any time, don’t hesitate to speak up. The team cares about your comfort, and they’re happy to take a break so you can cool down before continuing.

Because nail fungus spreads so easily, the team often recommends treating several nails (those nearest the affected nail) or even all of your nails to curb further spreading.

What are the signs that I need nail laser treatment?

Nail laser treatment can be a great noninvasive therapy if you’re dealing with toenail fungus issues such as:

  • Discoloration
  • Brittleness
  • Ragged edges
  • Thickening
  • Lifting at the corner

Nail fungus is often very stubborn, and typical conservative treatments may not work. Fortunately, in those situations, laser nail treatment can come to the rescue.

What are the advantages of laser nail treatment?

Laser nail treatment offers several major advantages when compared to traditional treatments like long-term use of oral antifungal drugs. These include:

  • No side effects, which are common with antifungal drugs
  • Fast and easy treatment sessions in the office
  • No risk of liver damage, which can develop from antifungal drugs

Many people who take antifungal drugs experience recurrence of their nail fungus, but laser nail treatment may lower the risk of recurrence.

How many nail laser sessions do I need?

The number of laser therapy sessions depends on the severity of the nail fungus and how your body responds. Many people get long-lasting results after 3 treatments that are administered two weeks apart.

Zimmermann Podiatry provides personalized nail laser care focused on clearing your nails as fast as possible. To learn more about the state-of-the-art nail laser, call the office or book your consultation online now.