The laser beam heats the nail fungus enough to gradually break it down and destroy it. The laser not only destroys the fungus present in the nail itself but also the fungus in the skin underneath it. Eventually a healthy nail starts growing. The laser treatment is quite simple but delivers revolutionary results.
Before treatment: For optimal results it is recommended that the nail be groomed and thinned before treatment.
Number of treatments: It usually takes at least 4-6 treatments to get rid of the nail fungus entirely. At least a month should pass between treatments. In case of toenail fungus an interval of 6-8 weeks is even recommended between treatments since growth of toenails is slower than growth of fingernails.
After treatment: Soreness can occur in the nail and toe on the day of the nail fungus treatment.
· Apply a healing lotion on the treatment area twice a day for one week.
· Avoid sun exposure and tanning beds for at least one week.
· Avoid going to the swimming pool for 1-2 days.
· Use sunscreen (at least SPF 30) for at least one week.