Toenail fungus is a very common symptom that is experienced in as many as 10-15% of American adults. Toenail fungus, clinically named onychomycosis, is an infection of the nail and nail bed that alters the appearance of a nail. Toenail fungus infections usually develop from moist environments and often prevent people from feeling comfortable wearing open toed shoes.
Toes with fungus often look darkened, thickened in appearance, dry, and brittle. Laser treatment for toenail fungus at East Hill Laser & Aesthetics helps kill infection at the root and help you regain confidence with showing your bare feet in public.
Due to the deep location of the infection, topical creams and other methods are usually ineffective. Laser treatment with our FDA-cleared Astanza Revolution has shown a significant nail plate clearance in 95% of patients after just one treatment.
During treatment, our Astanza Revolution laser pulses light energy over the nail in a grid like pattern. Each pulse of light energy safely penetrates through the nail and deep into the nail bed where the infection resides. The light energy heats up and effectively destroys the fungus.
Treatments typically last 10 to 20 minutes depending on how many toenails are being treated. The laser is painless and resembles a slight warming sensation.
The months following a treatment, a clear, healthy, and fungus free nail will grow. Most patients will see results within the first 3 months of regrowth.
For prevention of infection, patients are encouraged to keep toes clean and completely dry and toenails trimmed and clean.