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Healing Nail Fungus in Houston: Laser Therapy

Onychomycosis, fungal nails are infections underneath the surface of the nail, which may also penetrate the nail. Fungal nail infections are often accompanied by a secondary bacterial and/or yeast infection in or about the nail plate, which ultimately can lead to difficulty and pain when walking or running. Symptoms may include discoloration, brittleness, loosening, thickening, or crumbling of the nail.

Many people don't realize they have a fungal nail problem and, therefore, don't seek treatment. Yet, fungal toenail infections are a common foot health problem and can persist for years without ever causing pain. The disease, characterized by a change in a toenail's color, is often considered nothing more than a mere blemish. Left untreated, however, it can present serious problems.

New Laser Technology Kills Toenail Fungus

  • Proven clinical results
  • Painless without anesthesia
  • No harmful UV radiation
  • Quick and safe
  • No drugs or side effects

Laser Therapy

 

How does the laser work?
The Laser kills the fungus that lives in and under the toenail. The laser light passes through the toenail without causing damage to the nail or the surrounding skin. At the time of the procedure, the toenail will not become instantly clear, it takes time to grow out.

What can I expect in the provider's office?
A consultation with your provider, the procedure to be performed and any follow-up visits as prescribed by your provider.

Is the procedure painful?
Most people feel no pain. Some people feel a warming sensation and very few feel a pinprick

Is there a recovery period?
No. Just walk in and walk out.

How long does the procedure take?
The Laser procedure takes less than 30 minutes.

Will the fungus come back?
The fungus is killed after one treatment and typically the provider recommends care techniques to reduce recurrence of the infection. There is a chance of reinfection because the fungus is present everywhere in the environment.

When can I paint my nails or have a pedicure?
You can apply polish immediately after the treatment. It is important to remove all nail polish and nail decorations the day before your treatment.

How do I pay for the treatment?
Credit cards, cash, money orders are all accepted. You may also use your Medical IRA, Health Savings, Flexible Spending Account, CareCredit.

Is this covered by my insurance?
If you have a Health Savings Account or Medical IRA, 100% of the cost can be covered. However, in most situations, this procedure is considered aesthetic and therefore health insurance plans do not provide coverage.

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