The newest way to treat toe nail fungus is with lasers. Of course, the natural question that most people ask is whether or not this type of procedure is really effective or not. This is a very serious question to ask due to the very high costs of the procedure. It can cost upwards of a thousand dollars or more for this procedure. The price is coming down some, but it is still rather high. On top of that, insurance companies will not cover this procedure, at least as of right now. That means that the total cost of the procedure comes out of pocket.
Is the laser treatment for fungal nails? The answer is an emphatic yes. Research has shown that the results are almost mind boggling. Nearly 90% of the patients tested received at least favorable results, and a vast majority of them reported that the fungus was completely treated. This sounds absolutely incredible, but there is actually a lot of truth to this.
The basics for the laser treatment for nail fungus works by applying an intense laser to the infected area. The intense beam of light breaks down all of the fungal cells and the wonderful thing is the laser does this instantly. Most procedures only take just a few minutes to perform, and patients will be on their way in no time.
A great thing about this type of procedure for treating the fungus is there is no need for any anesthetic. The laser is only applied for a very short period of time that the patient actually does not even feel anything at all. The procedure will be over before they even know it. To make things even better, there are no side effects to worry about as none have been reported and results are astounding.