PAUL BOURS is happy to introduce one of the newest and safest treatments for toenail fungus. Laser was introduced in July 2008 after years of research and development. It is a major leap forward in medical technology to safely treat toenail fungus. The laser is designed to go through the toenail and safely reduces the infection in the nail bed that cause Onychomycosis, more commonly known as toenail fungus. Clinical studies show that Laser reduces fungal infection in over 80% of patients and promotes clear nail growth with a single treatment.
The procedure usually requires one safe, quick treatment. The gentle laser light beam has no effect on healthy tissue and treats only the infected area of the toe. No drugs or topical ointments are used, eliminating the total-body side effects of traditional oral medications.
How does it work?
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, it takes time to grow out.
Is the procedure painful?
Most people feel no pain. Some people feel a warming sensation and very few feel a pinprick.Is there a recovery period?No; just walk in and walk out.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure takes about 30 minutes.
Will the fungus come back?
The infection improves following one treatment but you will need to continue with care techniques to reduce recurrence of the infection. There is a chance of re-infection because the fungus is present everywhere in the environment.
When can I paint my nails or have a pedicure?
You can apply polish immediately after the treatment. It is important to remove all nail polish and nail decorations the day before your treatment.
How much does it cost?
The cost is $800.This procedure is considered aesthetic and therefore health insurance does not provide coverage.