• Medical laser treatment for toenail fungus.

    by Dr. Charlton Woodly
    on Mar 7th, 2018

Laser treatment has become a extremely effective tool in the treatment of toenail fungus. In the past treatments were limited to potentially dangerous oral medications as well as ineffective topical medications. Many people have tried both and were unsuccessful in treatment. Currently on the market there are numerous over-the-counter options that "treat" toenail fungus. In my experience the majority of these over-the-counter treatment options are ineffective.

Our practice we have employed a multifaceted treatment plan approach for toenail fungus treatment.  Effective treatment of toenail fungus or Onychomycosis can only be achieved with proper education to the patient and combination therapy. In our practice a individual treatment plan is provided for each patient and tailored for their specific needs. Severe infections sometime require toenail debridement which decreases the girth of the toenail and allows for topical medication as well as the laser to penetrate more effectively. Our staff guides you through your individualized treatment plan from start to finish.

In general, toenail fungus is not dangerous to the general population but is a source of discontent and sometimes embarrassment. Those with diabetes or other systemic diseases should not ignore toenail fungus because it makes them more prone to possible serious complications.

No treatment provides immediate cosmetic improvement. The process takes several months and gradual improvement will be appreciated as the toenail grows out. In some cases it can take up to one year for desired results to be appreciated.  Laser therapy for toenail fungus is a painless, and a effective treatment option in the right patient. The treatment process needs to be monitored monthly by your treating doctor. Our team will follow your treatment closely and adjust the plan as needed.


Author Dr. Charlton Woodly Podiatrist

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