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TOENAIL FUNGUS LASER TREATMENT
TREAT YOUR TOENAIL FUNGUS SAFELY
with the Aerolase Laser
Lightfoot Podiatry Center, in Williamsburg Virginia!
This new laser technology kills the germs that cause toenail fungus (Onychomycosis)
The laser light transmits through the nail and selectively damages the fungus.
There are no side effects
There is no damage to the skin or toenail
No anesthesia needed
Usually there is only two to three treatments required (Our initial fees cover all follow up care and treatment!!)
Shoes and nail polish can be worn immediately after treatment
How does the laser work?
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Is this laser painful?
There is generally little or no pain during treatment. There is never any pain after treatment. Some sensitive patients will To amuse the children who would be attracted to the place, Rowland acquired a sort of homemade zoo consisting of the horses, Joe the myna bird, a goose, two ducks, a flock of pigeons, three peacocks, Billy the deer, a German shepherd, a Schnauzer, two Herefords and a black cow, and he took steps to protect the natives already in residence: badgers, horned toads, deer, hawks, turtles and a couple of dozen other species. Instead of erecting isabel marant tasteless boarded grandstands, he laid out 24 long whitewashed benches on the hill overlooking the track, under the shade of a tall stand of elms and cottonwoods. The total effect is of a country track in the East Riding of Yorkshire instead of a bush track in dry and dusty central Kansas..
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Does it really work?
The patient at the beginning of this web page is a patient that I treat. She had the condition for many years, but is growing out her toenail much faster than average. I have treated many patients with similar results that have failed to improve with pills, prescription topicals(Painted on medications), OTC topicals and alternative treatments (Like Vicks vapor rub and listerine soaks).
In the first 1064nm Nd:YAG laser clinical study, 88% of the treated patients grew out a normal looking nail after one treatment. After the one treatment, the nail plate should grow out normally in 6-12 months, if there is a healthy nail bed. This result is comparable to the success rate for the oral pill, Lamisil, which you take for three months with some risk of side effects. In a small study using the Aerolase laser, researchers found clinical improvment in 8 out of 8 patients and a negative fungal culture in 7 out of 8 patients. The 1 patient that cultured fungus was traced to a reusable nail file. This shows how important aftercare is.
**This is disgusting but fascinating**
This is a picture of a toenail fragment from a patient treated right here in my office.
Note the red color pigment produced by toenail fungus organisms. This is largely responsible for the orange and brown discoloration of your toenails with continued infection.
On the top half of this DTM(Dermatophyte Test Media) "petri" dish is sample of a patients toenail after using topical nail treatments, immediately before administering a laser treatment. Note, that the fluffy white mold completely obscures the toenail fragments.
On the lower half of the dish is the same patient's toenail removed immediately after the laser treatment. This picture was taken 11 days after each sample was removed and laser treatment administered. The toenail fragments can be seen towards the right end of the plate, under the "A" and at the left end of the streak (Where the toenail was dragged through the agar.)
There is absolutely no growth of fungus on the lower portion of the plate, over the specimens or within the streak!!
Why not just use something to rub or paint onto the toenail?
Most of the products you see in the drug store and catalogues, show pictures of toenails, but are actually for skin not toenail infections, (if you read the label very carefully. it should say "not for use on toenails"). In the FDA trials for PenLac (an FDA approved medication for toenail fungus), a clear nail was achieved in less than 12% of patients. Many patients start to get better with all kinds of products including Vicks vapor rub and vinegar. But because these products do not pentrate deep under the toenail any better than PenLac, recurrence of the fungus is very likely. Or more commonly, the nails start to improve but never fully clear, even with continued treatment. This leads to alot of frustration and the use of pills with potential side effects.
Is this treatment safe?
There are no age or health restrictions for LASER treatments. In clinical studies there have been no adverse effects, injuries, disabilities or known side effects from Aerolase Nd: 1064 YAG laser treatments.
As you may know, the use of the pills available for the treatment of fungal toenails, carries with it possible problems for your liver, kidneys or white blood cells. This laser does not! Although permanent liver damage is rare, I have had several patients loose their sense of taste taking Lamisil (AKA Terbinifine). This side effect comes on very suddenly and last for 1-6 months. I have not had patients where this has become permanent, but permanent loss of taste has been reported in the Lamisil package insert.
Does my insurance pay for this?
Because this treatment is considered aesthetic (cosmetic), health insurance plans do not cover this treatment. We accept major credit cards and personal checks or you may use your Flexible Spending Account from work.
Is it permanent?
Nothing can make you impervious to reinfection. During your initial consultation and subsequent follow up appointments, we will offer products and recommendations to reduce your exposure and susceptibility to toenail fungus.
How Much Does It Cost?
The laser treatment is applied to all of the affected toenails on both feet. Most patients are not aware that several toes show early signs of infection. This is usually evident at the underside of the free edge of the end of the toenail. These toenails must be treated to reduce the chance of re-infection. In some patients, only 1 or 2 toenails are truly infected. For all ten toes, the treatment and fee including post treatment recurrence prevention kit is $660. If the infection is resistant or has not responded with normal nail growth, the nails may need another laser treatment. This often occurs when the nails are severely infected. Additional treatments within the first six months are included in the treatment price.
This is in stark contrast to other providers that charge for often necessary 2nd and third treatments. We will try to ensure that your treatment is succesful without nickel and diming you along the way. However, like the $1,400 course of Lamisil pills, the treatment is not guaranteed.
What else can be treated with the laser?
Warts can be treated with NO post treatment pain (mild discomfort during the treatment, due to higher powered settings), generally resolving in 1-3 treatments
Wounds: Clinical research has shown rapid healing with laser applications
Hair reduction on the feet or toes to improve your feet for sandal season. (Only actively growing hairs can be elliminated, and hair grows in 3-9 crops per year requiring multiple treatments to fully remove hair)
Dark pigment lesion reduction
Dark ink tatoo reduction/removal, often reuires 3-5 or more treatments depending upon the ink, skin color and extent.
To make an appointment, call (757)345-3679