A growing number of doctors in Minnesota are offering a new laser treatment that cures the fungal infection that causes ugly, discolored nails. Research results suggested that the laser treatment is a better option for people in Minnesota who don’t want the side effects and lower efficacy of oral medications. Oral medications carry a risk of liver damage.
Almost all cosmetic lasers for skin rejuvenation in the Minneapolis and St Paul areas can be used to treat nail fungus. The fast pulse laser causes less pain. We are not sure how the lasers work on nail fungus in all cases. It could be either laser kills fungus or inhibits fungal growth, paving the way for the body’s own defenses to clear fungus. Recent clinical studies showed about 87% effective rate with laser treatment of the nail fungus.
Treatments typically take 15 to 30 minutes for up to 10 toes. Depending on the severity of the problem and the laser used, most patients usually need three treatments. There is no down time, the patients can go back to work or normal activities right away. The cost of zapping nail fungus with a laser in Minnesota can range $1000 to $1,200 for a treatment course. It isn’t generally covered by insurance.
We cannot be sure that the nail fungus will be gone forever after laser treatment, considering the fact that this is a contagious disease and that reoccurrence is a possibility unless you take proper preventative measures and maintain good hygiene.