Nail Fungus Treatment

cartoon laserNail fungus infection is a condition which can be embarrassing and even painful.  Current therapies include:

  1. Topical Treatments
  2. Oral Therapy
  3. Laser Therapy

Laser Therapy is FDA approved for some podiatric and dermatologic conditions.  Using a new off-label treatment, in just 16 minutes, we can treat the pathogens that cause Toenail Fungus (Onychomycosis).  In clinical studies the new treatment has shown an 88% effective rate, compared to leading prescription topical treatments for toenail fungus that only provide an 8% to 35% effective rate after months of treatment. This gives patients significant improvements in the health and appearance of their treated nails.

The treatment is drug-free and there are none of the potential life threatening risks and possible liver damage associated with some prescription oral toenail fungus treatments that often only provide a 40% to 50% effective rate.

Though the treatment is not yet FDA approved for the treatment of onychomycosis it has shown great promise in clinical studies.  The most recent clinical trials are extremely encouraging, and to date, no known side effects have been found. The long-term effects are just as promising. Laser Therapy, coupled with follow up treatment with a podiatrist, offers a good, long-term result in the elimination of the toenail fungus.

This particular Laser Therapy uses dual laser frequencies, or photobiology, instead of thermal technology, which can be painful.  This type of application reduces the risk of laser exposure to the patient while imroving treatment consistency.

To learn more about the Laser Technology, visit the Noveon website.

To find out if Laser Therapy is right for you, make an appointment today with one of the foot and ankle specialists at Academy Foot and Ankle Specialists.

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