Is the treatment effective in one session? If not, what is the average experience?
Tom R. asked on Apr 1, 2013
Q: How many laser nail fungus treatments" might it take to eradicate my nail fungus condition? A: The number of treatments will range from up to 3 treatment sessions for milder cases, to up to 9 or more sessions for moderate to severe cases. The variables to consider for what number of laser nail fungus treatment sessions might be needed include the following: a) severity of your worst nail; b) how long have you had your nail fungus condition; c) how thick or hypertrophied have your nails gotten in response to the fungal infection; d) effectiveness of the laser and patient tolerance in achieving 118 to 122 degrees Fahrenheit on the nail surface during laser treatment; e) whether mechanical debridement and thinning of the nails be done during the laser treatment to eliminate fungus spores trapped within the nails to prevent recontamination and fungus re-growth; f)how committed will you be in performing footwear fumigation using the provided chlorine dioxide effervescent tablets, as well as washing your affected extremities with soap and water twice daily, wearing clean & dry natural fiber socks along with breathable footwear; d) whether you suffer from associate conditions such as palmar hyperhidrosis (sweaty hands and/or feet) or you also have associated fungal infection on the skin of your feet known as Athlete's foot (aka - Tinea Pedis); The laser nail fungus treatment fungus program offered at HCS MedSpa is extensive and effective for those wanting to get rid of nail fungus without the risks associated with taking oral antifungal medications such as Lamisil (Terbinafine) which have known worrisome side effects of causing chemical-induced hepatitis, loss of taste and require frequent blood work monitoring. Rarely is one treatment session effective for elimination of nail fungus. The exception would be if you have a pedicure 2 weeks ago, immediately noticed the color changes in the nail, then came to our clinic for laser treatment. I have several patients over the past several years that were effectively treated in just one laser treatment due to vigilant, early detection on their part.
Dr. H. from Merchant replied on Apr 1, 2013