Toe Nail Fungus

The YAG 1064 heats the nail and the nail bed with laser energy resulting in a decrease of nail fungus and increase in the growth of a clear nail.

Before treatment clip and debride nails. Remove any nail polish.

During treatment, nails will be wiped clean and photos will be taken to document nail growth.

The treatment involves passing the laser beam over the infected nails and surrounding skin. Your nail will feel warm to hot during the treatment. All of your nails will be treated at the time of your visit.

After treatment you can resume normal activity immediately with no downtime. No visual change in the nail will be detected as it takes time for the nail to grow. Use flip flops or fumigated shoes and new socks or socks washed with hot water and bleach to prevent reinfection and further spread of fungus.

PRIOR TO YOUR TREATMENT:

  • Be prepared to give your medical history including any medications that you take regularly.

  • Be prepared to recall any previous treatments you have tried for your Onychomycosis and your response to those treatments.

THE DAY OF YOUR APPOINTMENT:

  • Please make sure your nails are free of all polishes or lacquers.

  • Allow 45-60 minutes for your appointment.

  • Pre-treatment photos will be taken.

WHAT TO DO AFTER TREAMENT:

  • You should have no side effects from this treatment,

  • Your toes may feel warm after the treatment but this will resolve quickly.

  • You will be offered TING to use on the soles of your feet and between your toes. You should start this the day of your treatment and continue to apply twice per day for the course of your treatments. This is to prevent re-infection.

  • You should use an antifungal spray or power in your shoes. This should be applied to the inside of all of your shoes once per week for the duration of your treatments.

  • You may apply nail polish 24 Hours after the treatment.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • As toenails grow very slowly, especially when unhealthy, you may not notice improvement for some time.

  • When you do see improvement it may be subtle. It is normal to notice thinning of thickened nails, clear nail growth at the nail bed and/or reduced discoloration.

TO PREVENT REINEFCTION DURING YOUR COURSE OF TREATMENTS:

  • Apply a thin layer of Lamisil cream to the soles of your feet twice daily.

  • Apply antifungal spray or powder to the inside of your shoes weekly.

  • Wear sandals on my moist flooring such as gym showers, locker rooms and pool decks.

  • Consider wearing slippers on all indoor hard surface flooring.

  • You should be treated at four week intervals. Please make sure your next appointment. is prebooked ato avoid extended wait times.

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