Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus Foot and Ankle Specialists in Illinois
Do your toenails appear yellow, brittle or thickened?
Then perhaps you suffer from a toenail infection, a condition that will continue to worsen over time if measures are not taken to stop the infection. Pain in your toenails might be an end result. Toenail infections can be caused by heavy foot perspiration, poor shoe/sock ventilation or walking barefoot in damp areas such as a gym or locker room. Until now, the only solutions for unsightly toenail infections were to surgically remove the nail and apply topical treatments, which have a known poor success rate; or more recently, prescription medications, which have many potentially dangerous side effects and require blood tests.
Lasers are the latest treatment for your ugly unsightly toenail infections.
The Q-Clear Q-Switch™ laser treatment can effectively and efficiently rid you of ugly unsightly toenail infections in as little as one treatment, depending on the severity of the condition. The mid-infrared laser wavelength penetrates the nail and the nail bed, eliminating the destructive nasty infection thus allowing your own body to revitalize your own nail naturally as it grows out clean clear and healthy. Below are before and after photos of infected toenails that were treated with the Q-Clear Q-Switch Laser Treatment. Please keep in mind that is normally takes 6 to 12 months for entire nail to replace itself.
Frequently asked Questions
Is the procedure painful?
Most people do not feel any pain. Some patients may experience slight warmth or occasional snapping sensation during the procedure. If you have any pain during the procedure, the laser power can be decreased slightly to eliminate any pain. No anesthesia is needed.
What is the recovery period?
No post treatment pain has been reported. You may resume all normal activities immediately.
How long does the treatment take?
The amount of time varies on the degree of involvement of the nails. A typical visit for consultation and treatment will take anywhere between 30 minutes to 40 minutes.
Can I polish my nails or have a pedicure?
You can apply polish to the nail immediately after the laser treatment. However it is important to remove all nail polish prior to your treatment.
Is the laser treatment covered by my health insurance?
Your initial evaluation and follow-up visits will be billed to your insurance company. Because the laser procedure is considered cosmetic, health insurance plans do not cover the procedure. Our office accepts major credit cards, money orders, and checks. You may also use your Medical IRA, Health Savings or Flexible Spending Account.
How much does laser treatment cost?
Our goal is to make laser treatment affordable. Our cost to treat 2 fungus toenails is $195. For more than two fungus toenails, the cost is $495. Fees are payable on the day of service.