Thank you for asking about our Mumbo Jumbo nail procedure. On the link below, please follow the additional links to news articles. By searching Google you can find numerous articles and research. Europe has utilized laser for fungal treatments, infections, skin issues, and tissue repair for years with great success. Please note that you will see effective rates between 60-80% for toenail fungal treatments.
In the article it also emphasizes that long term solutions include changing your socks, shoes, enhancing hygiene practices, over the counter treatments, and physician prescribed treatments.
As you mentioned the level of severity is difficult to diagnose with an email. As a general guideline, slight discoloration could be considered mild. More discoloration, nail damage, and more affected toes make it more of a significant infection.
As you know, nails grow from the nail bed and the cells die as they grow out. Fungus can live in the bed, under the nail, or on top. Laser treatments kill the active fungus. The number of treatments often depends on the severity of the infection, how deep it is, if the nail bed is affected, or is it only the outside of the nail.
Hope this helps as a starting point for your research.
If you have anymore questions, please feel free to call me at the office (480) 812-1800.
Dec 3, 2012