How does laser treatment for fungal nails work?

Laser treatment for fungal nails is a highly effective option for those who need care for brittle, dull, and discolored toenails. Lasers generate coherent light energy consisting of a specific wavelengths and strength that is absorbed only by the target material—toenail fungus—and produces heat to destroy the unwanted cells. The devices that emit these lasers are calibrated so that other tissues, like your skin, are not affected by the procedure.

When you undergo laser treatment, the individual sessions are typically around half an hour and most people need 2 or 3 sessions for complete efficacy. More severe cases of fungal toenails may require up to 4 or more sessions.

You do not have to live with toenail fungus. If you need expert, state-of-the-art treatment for this condition, Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle Center is here is for you. Our Colorado-based practice has offices in Wheat Ridge, Golden, Evergreen, and Granby for your convenience. Call us at (303) 423-2520 or schedule an appointment online and get rid of that fungus today!