The foot lasers kill the fungus that lives in and under the toenail or fingernail. The laser light passes through the toenail without causing damage to the nail or the surrounding skin. The toenail will not become instantly clear; it takes time to grow out. Patient’s response is measured in the following months as the nail grows out clear.
The laser has a higher cure rate than Lamisil based on studies submitted to the FDA. Unlike the oral medication, the laser does not require blood testing, has no interactions with any medications, and has no risk of liver toxicity or allergic reactions.
An initial consultation and discussion of treatment options. If nail fungus infection is confirmed, the laser procedure will be performed on all ten nails as well as scheduling of follow-up visits prescribed. Thick or very infected nails may require one or more treatments to gain clearance.
Most people feel no pain. Some people feel a warming sensation, and very few feel a pinprick.
There is no recovery period. The patient will leave the clinic the same as when they walked in.
The Foot Laser procedure takes less than 40 minutes.
If you have a Health Savings Account or Medical IRA, 100% of the cost may be covered. This procedure is considered aesthetic, and therefore health insurance plans do not provide coverage.
The use of the HyperBlue 1530 laser is FDA cleared for the treatment of nail fungus (onychomycosis)* and to remove warts.
*The HyperBlue 1530 Laser is cleared for a temporary increase of clear nail in patients with onychomycosis.
The infection improves following one treatment and typically the provider will recommend care techniques to reduce recurrence of the infection. There is a chance of reinfection because the fungus is present everywhere in the environment.
You can apply polish immediately after the treatment. It is important to remove all nail polish and nail decorations the day before your treatment.
Credit cards, cash, and checks are all accepted.
This procedure is considered aesthetic, and therefore health insurance does not provide coverage. However, your HSA or flexible spending accounts can be used to cover this treatment.
Leading scientists and medical professionals working together for 20 years with funding provided by the National Institutes of Health developed the technology developed this laser procedure.
Take advantage of this remarkable technology and walk away from fungal infections and foot discomfort forever. Call our Seattle podiatrists at (425) 678-3877 to schedule your appointment!