Whether you’re a man or a woman, toenail fungus can be a nightmare. Not only does it look unsightly, it can also make your footwear uncomfortable. As it grows deeper, this dreadful condition can cause the toenails to crumble and fall off. Thank goodness for our laser nail fungus treatment in Evansville, which enables you to zap toenail fungus and resolve the condition.
How laser nail fungus treatments work
At Bella Vi, our specialists treat toenail fungus using a specially designed laser which focuses a narrow beam of pulsating light onto the infected toenail. Once the laser penetrates the toenail, it vaporizes the embedded fungus and clears the infection.
Effective Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus
When the toenails or fingernails become afflicted with fungus, a condition called onychomycosis has developed: onycho- (nail) + mycosis (an infection caused by a fungus.) 80% of nail fungus occurs in the toenails. Left untreated, this fungal infection results in a thickening and discoloration of the nails, with possible splitting and even the lifting of the nails off their nail bed. The Nd:YAG laser is an incomparable means of treating the underlying fungus, adaptable to the thickness of the nail as well as the severity of the fungal condition. Treatment is rapid, virtually painless, and many more times effective than such options as oral or topical antifungal treatment options.
When will I see results?
Although you will not see results immediately following the treatment, the new healthy nail will soon begin to grow. Within a few weeks, you will see the new nail emerge from the cuticle bed. The growth rate of your toenails depends on your age, circulation, and overall health. Typically, a complete toenail replaces itself every six to twelve months.
Is nail fungus laser treatment painful?
Because the laser is specifically targeted at the fungal infection, it will have no contact with the surrounding tissue, so it will not damage the nail or the healthy surrounding skin. You may feel a slight pinprick, a mild warming sensation, or nothing at all.
The Bella Vi Difference
Our expert team of aestheticians at Bella Vi, Evansville is equipped with the most advanced skills and treatments to meet all your aesthetic cosmetic needs. Whatever treatment you choose, you will be impressed with our standard of care and the level of comfort our spa affords. Call us or use our online form today to arrange an appointment for a consultation.
How many treatments will I need?
In many instances, the toenail fungus is gone with just one treatment. Your specialist will recommend aftercare procedures to reduce the chance of the infection recurring. If you practice good foot hygiene, you will easily be able to keep your toenails healthy and free from reinfection.
What is the recovery time?
There is no recovery time. You will be able to return to your normal activities immediately after treatment.
How long with the laser treatment take?
Your first toenail fungus laser treatment will last for around 20 to 30 minutes. The second and third appointments will take about 15 minutes and are usually spread one month apart.
Can toenail fungus recur?
It can, so it’s important to continue preventative aftercare to ward off another infection.
Can I polish my toenails after I have had treatment?
This is fine providing you use a nail polish that has antifungal properties. If this is not convenient, you should avoid polishing your nails for a week after treatment to prevent moisture from accumulating beneath the polish. A build-up of moisture could encourage the regrowth of fungus.