Laser therapy is a safe, non-invasive procedure to clear nail fungus and it is rapidly gaining in popularity. The German manufactured FOX Diode Laser is specifically designed, and Health Canada certified for nail fungus treatment. During your treatment, our trained and certified laser technician directs a laser beam slowly across the nail bed. The energy of the laser beam is absorbed by the underlying fungal colony. The thermal energy heats and denaturalizes the enzymes within the fungus and impairs its ability to replicate and grow. Clients feel a warm sensation during the procedure, which lasts approximately 2 minutes per toenail. There may be some discomfort or a slight heat sensation but most clients find it very tolerable. All ten finger or toes will be treated, even if no symptoms are present, to prevent any spread of the fungi spores. No anesthetic is required.
How Soon Will Laser Treatment Clear the Nail?
While a single treatment may be enough, a series of 3-4 treatments, spaced 5 – 6 weeks apart, is recommended to achieve optimal results. As the nails resume healthy growth, they will grow in clear. You will start to see results in 2 – 3 months. Nails grow slowly – the big toenail can take up to a year to grow from bottom to top. While you may not see a significant improvement for several months, you should see a gradual growth of clear nail and achieve complete clearance in about a year.