Dr. Boris Raginsky, a podiatrist with 15 years of clinical experience, performs evaluation and treatment of 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 toenail fungus treatment.
CONSULTATION ($80 VALUE) AND DEBRIDEMENT OF INFECTED NAILS ($75 VALUE) PERFORMED BY PHYSICIAN IS INCLUDED WITH EVERY LASER TREATMENT
F.A.Q. About Toenail Fungus Laser Therapy
How does the laser treatment work? A light beam is shined on your toenail. The beam travels through the toenail where it heats up and kills the fungus. New, healthy toenail gradually grows out, replacing the yellowed nail.
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.
What can I expect from the consultation? Our podiatrist will determine if you are a candidate for toenail fungus laser treatment. He or she 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.
What payments do you accept? We accept cash and checks for toenail fungus laser treatment.
Options to Pay for the Toenail Fungus Laser Treatments
Option 1 (Patients with Health Insurance) Commercial health insurance will generally pay for a consultation, medical reduction of painful/ingrown/deformed toenails, and a toenail biopsy if needed. Our office/doctor accepts most of the insurance plans. Please call office to verify your plan eligibility. If after a consultation it is determined that laser procedure is necessary, the procedure can be performed immediately after consultation. The following fee schedule will apply to patients with commercial insurance plans: Fungus Laser Treatment for One Toe - $49 per session Fungus Laser Treatment for One foot (2 or more nails) - $99 per session Fungus Laser Treatment for both feet - $149 per session
Option 2 (No Commercial Insurance) Following fees would include consultation, and medical reduction of painful/ingrown/deformed toenails. Fungus Laser Treatment for One Toe - $99 per session Fungus Laser Treatment for One foot (2 or more nails) - $199 per session Fungus Laser Treatment for both feet - $299 per session