Laser Nail Fungus Removal
Ashamed and embarrassed by your nail fungus? Do the summer months add extra stress to your life because of your feet? Are you nervous to be intimate with a new love interest? Nail fungus is a common condition that has plagued countless people for years. Because the fungus resides beneath the nail, in the past it has been very difficult to treat. Most treatment methods where effective in only a small percentage of cases. Smoothe Laser Center has the state-of-the-art Light Age Q-Clear Laser System to treat Nail Fungus. Our Nail Fungus laser can cure even the most stubborn foot and hand fungus. The treatment is virtually pain free!!
Is the procedure painful?
Most people do not feel any pain. Some patients may experience slight warmth or occasional snapping sensation during the procedure. If you have any pain during the procedure, the laser power can be decreased slightly to eliminate any pain. No anesthesia is needed.
What is the recovery period?
No post treatment pain has been reported. You may resume all normal activities immediately. If you have any problems or questions, please feel free to contact our office.
How long does the procedure take?
The amount of time varies on the degree of involvement of the nails. Very thick nails are mechanically reduced to a more normal thickness with specialized equipment. The laser is then applied typically taking only a few minutes. Overall, a visit for consultation and treatment will usually take about 30 minutes.
Is it possible to see zero improvement in the nail?
The Q-Clear Laser is FDA approved and shown to be safe and effective. The nail is expected to improve with just one treatment. Clinical reports to date have been encouraging with most patients noticing significant improvement. As with all medical procedures, a 100% guarantee is not possible. In a randomized 3-12 month study of 100 subjects, significant nail plate clearance was observed in more than 95% of the subject cases. Changing socks and shoes frequently and controlling excessive perspiration are helpful in preventing recurrence.
Can I polish my nails or have a pedicure?
You can apply polish to the nail immediately after laser treatment. However it is important to remove all nail polish prior to your treatment.
Is the laser treatment covered by my health insurance?
No, the procedure is considered cosmetic, and is not covered by health insurance.