Laser treatment for nails is safe, quick and highly effective. Most patients are able to be treated with just one or two sessions, although follow up sessions may be appropriate for some. Laser procedures for nails are proven to be a much safer and effective method as compared to oral medications or topical creams. One of the key aspects of treating nails is to achieve penetration of the laser energy into the nail bed. This area needs significant heating to ensure targeted structures are destroyed, which requires a deep-heating and powerful laser. The LightPod technology offers patients the ideal laser for such treatment. After the treatment, patients are able to resume their daily activities as normal. Results are not immediate, as it takes anywhere from 3-12 months for new nail to grow.
Some patients will respond better than others depending on the severity of the condition and how well the patient adheres to the recommended after treatment care. While some patients may be no longer be affected, their nail may not return to it’s natural color. Recurrence rate is high, especially in elderly patients and continuous foot care and monitoring their feet is the best regiment to deter recurrence.