Most people say that laser therapy for fungal nails is painless. You may feel some warming in the toes from the laser, but the treatment uses an intense light without UV radiation or harmful X-rays. You shouldn’t have any discomfort either during the procedure or after it’s completed. You should also be able to return to your regular activities right away. It may take a few treatments to completely eliminate the infection, but once the fungus is destroyed, healthy nail tissue can grow in.
You shouldn’t put off treating the fungus—the longer it festers, the harder it is to eradicate, and it won’t clear up on its own. Don’t let the fear of pain from laser therapy for fungal nails keep you from dealing with the infection. Contact Dr. Victoria Melhuish at Sierra Foot & Ankle in Carson City and Gardnerville for more information or an appointment by calling (775) 783-8037 or visiting the online contact page.