Laser Toenail Treatment
Safe and effective treatment to get rid of your toenail fungus.
The days of living with toenail fungus are long gone. Laser treatment is the most effective way to treat your toenail fungus, and provides a great alternative to prescription medications. It makes a safe and effective option that works better than topical treatments and does not require any oral medications. If you are suffering from toenail fungus, Raleigh Foot & Ankle Center can help your toenails improve by using Cool Touch Laser Treatment for toenail fungus.
How does laser treatment work?
The Cool Touch laser treatment is FDA-cleared, quick, and painless. The treatment process will take 3-4 visits to Raleigh Foot & Ankle Center. Your first visit involves a consultation with one of our podiatrists, where he will confirm the diagnosis of nail fungus and lay out a treatment plan. You may also receive a regimen to help prevent toenail fungus problems in the future. You can receive your first round of laser treatment at this visit. One of our trained laser technicians will perform your nail fungus treatment. The visit should take approximately 30 minutes and is a virtually painless procedure. You will feel warmth on your toes, but no pain. Anesthesia is not necessary for laser treatment, and there is no down time after the procedure. You should be able to return to your normal daily routine immediately after receiving this safe and effective treatment.
On your second and third visits (which will take place 3 months and 6 months after the first visit), you will receive additional rounds of laser treatment from one of our trained technicians.
Your fourth visit will involve a final consultation with the podiatrist. If a final treatment is necessary, laser treatment will be performed a final time at a discounted price.
When will my nails be clear?
Laser treatment does not instantly make toenail fungus disappear. The treatment kills the fungus at the nail bed, and the new nail that grows out will be fungus-free (or clearer than before). This means that it takes time to see the improvement in your toenails.
You will begin to see the improvement in your toenail fungus as the nails grow out. Depending on how fast your nails grow, it could take 3-6 months to begin see improvement. It can sometimes take up to a full year for your toenails to clear up following laser treatment for toenail fungus. The rate at which you see improvement depends both on how fast your nail grows out and also how thick the toenail fungus is at the start at the treatment.
How much does laser treatment cost?
Unfortunately, laser treatment for toenail fungus is not covered by insurance. The cost of your treatment will vary based on the severity of the condition and the number of toes affected. There are two laser treatment packages, both of which include 3 rounds of treatment over a 9 month span (each treatment takes place 3 months after the previous one). The first package, for 1-5 toenails, costs $300 and the second package, for 6-10 toenails, costs $600.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I get laser treatment on an acrylic nail?
No. Acrylic nails can become flammable and catch fire when exposed to the Cool Touch Laser. If you have acrylic toenails, we ask that you wait until you have the nail removed before performing laser treatment on that toenail.
To schedule an appointment with one of our podiatrists, please call our office at (919) 850-9111 or use our online Request an Appointment form. We serve patients from Raleigh, Cary and Wake Forest in Wake County, NC and surrounding communities in and around the Raleigh-Durham Area and the rest of North Carolina. For additional information on any condition, treatment or procedure, please visit our Where’s Your Pain? Educational library. Hablamos Español.