Introducing: Laser Treatment of Nail Fungus. Evaluation and toenail fungus laser treatment are performed by Dr. Boris Raginsky, a podiatrist with 15 years of clinical experience in treating toenail fungus, and other foot and ankle diseases. Dr. Raginsky is at the forefront of laser nail care, successfully treating Onychomycosis painlessly with this new technology. Before the advent of laser treatment, the only remedies available to treat this condition were oral medications with potential complications such as liver damage, as well as largely ineffective topical medications. The laser application is a quick, easy, safe and highly effective procedure that treats the fungus at the source. Dr. Raginsky and his associate Dr. Zigelman welcome you to stop by for a free consultation to find out if you are a good candidate for the laser nail fungus treatment.
CONSULTATION ($80 VALUE) AND DEBRIDEMENT OF INFECTED NAILS ($75 VALUE) PERFORMED BY PHYSICIAN IS INCLUDED WITH EVERY LASER TREATMENT
Dr. Raginsky and Dr. Zigelman use LightPod Forte Nd:YAG 1064nm laser from Aerolase which is presently a gold-standard technology for fungus treatment due to its unique high power output, efficacy and fast treatment speed. This laser sets a new standard for clinical efficacy and considered best in its class..
F.A.Q. About Laser Toenail Fungus Treatment
How does the laser treatment work? The Laser kills the fungus that lives in and under the toenail. The laser light passes through the toenail without causing damage to the nail or the surrounding skin. At the time of the procedure, the toenail will not become instantly clear, because it takes time to grow out.
Is this treatment really effective? According to recent research Aerolase Forte Nd:YAG 1064nm laser may cure fungus in one or two treatments. Overall success rate for our center is 98% over past 3 years. Treatments are usually spaced two month apart. Upon conclusion of the treatment, the nail plate should grow out normally in 6-12 months.
How toenail fungus diagnosed? In most instances physician will evaluate signs of infection and will be able to tell you right away if your nails are infected. In other cases, biopsy of the nail tissue will be required, which is often reimbursed by a health insurance.
Is nail cleaning (debridement) performed by a Doctor prior to thelaser application? Yes, deep nail cleaning, also called debridement, is one of the most important parts of the procedure. The dead and infected nail, which is a source of fungal infection, has to be trimmed and reduced using special podiatric instruments. The procedure itself is not painful but it is essential in order for laser treatment to be a success. This is what separates a treatment by a Podiatric Physician from treatments by other specialties like Dermatology or Primary Care, which normally would not do nails cleaning prior to laser application.
What can I expect from the consultation? Doctor will determine if you are a candidate for toenail fungus laser treatment. He will also answer any questions you may have about the procedure and outcome.
Is toenail fungus laser treatment safe? It is safe. In clinical studies there have been no adverse reactions, injuries, disabilities or other known side effects. There are no age or health restrictions or limitations.
Is the laser toenail fungus treatment painful? The procedure does not require injections of anesthetic. Majority of people do not feel pain or discomfort from the laser. Some people report a mild warming sensation, and very few feel a pinprick from the laser.
Is there a recovery period? No. Toenail fungus laser treatment is painless with virtually no discomfort. Patients can get back for their regular activities right after treatment.
How long does the fungus toenail laser treatment take? Consultation and procedure may take between 20 to 30 minutes
When can I apply nail polish to my toenails or have a pedicure? You can apply nail polish immediately after the foot laser treatment. It is important to remove all nail polish and nail decorations the day before your treatment, otherwise physician will not be able to assess the severity of the condition.
Can the toenail fungus come back? The toenail fungus is killed after the treatment is concluded. There is a chance of re-infection however, because the fungus is a part of normal skin flora and present everywhere in the environment.
Is the laser treatment also available for fingernails? Dr. Raginsky and Dr. Zigelman are podiatrists and can only perform treatment bellow the knee, according to NJ state regulation
Does my insurance pay for this? Because this treatment is considered cosmetic, health insurance plans do not cover it.
What type of payments your offices accept? We accept cash and checks for fungus laser treatment.