Introducing: Laser Treatment of Nail Fungus. Evaluation and toenail fungus laser treatment is performed by Dr. Boris Raginsky, a podiatrist with over 10 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.
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 is 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 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
How does the laser works? 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.
What can I expect in the doctor's office? 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? There are no age or health restrictions or limitations. In clinical studies there have been no adverse reactions, injuries, disabilities or other known side effects.
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.
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.
Does fungus laser treatment really work? In the recent clinical study, 90% of the treated patients grew out a normal looking nail after one or two treatments. This result is exceptionally higher than any oral or topical medication presently on the market. According to recent research Aerolase Forte Nd:YAG 1064nm laser will cure fungus in one treatment. We however including one additional treatment for no extra charge in case patient needs some touch up. Treatments are usually spaced two month apart. Upon conclusion of the treatment, the nail plate should grow out normally in 6-12 months.
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.