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Posts for: February, 2020

By Dr. Michael Stein
February 21, 2020
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Toenail Fungus   Laser  

Laser fungal treatment from your podiatrists in San Leandro, CA, could give you the sandal-ready toenails you want.

Are you someone who is dealing with persistent or stubborn toenail fungus? While this might not seem like a serious health problem for most individuals, toenail fungal infections can be challenging to treat and can lead to permanent nail damage. If you’ve tried a variety of over-the-counter treatments but are still dealing with a nail that is thick, brittle, and yellow with decay, then our San Leandro, CA, podiatrists, Dr. Michael Stein and Dr. Zeineldin Ahmad, have the laser treatment that can help you see clear nails again

What are the benefits of laser treatment?

One of the major benefits of laser fungal treatment is that it is extremely effective at treating toenail fungus, no matter how severe. Laser treatment offers patients a drug-free, side-effect-free alternative. Since some patients are unable to take certain antifungal oral medications due to other medications or health problems, this laser therapy allows our San Leandro, CA, foot doctors to be able to provide toenail fungal treatment to any and all people dealing with this common foot problem.

Plus, the treatment is quick, painless, and doesn’t require anesthesia or any recovery time. You can go back to your daily routine immediately after treatment.

 

How long will laser treatment take?

Most patients will receive anywhere from 3-4 treatment sessions spaced weeks apart. Receiving additional laser treatments prevents any fungal spores from being able to develop after treatment; however, most patients are able to obtain results after just a single session. One laser treatment takes about 15-20 minutes/foot.

When will I see the results from my laser treatment?

Even once the laser has completely destroyed the fungus you won’t see results right away. It takes time for the nail to grow out. While some people may see results as quickly as 3-4 weeks, most people won’t see a marked improvement until about 3 months. It usually takes toenails anywhere from 9-12 months to fully grow out clear.

Contact us

Our San Leandro, CA, podiatrists believe that healthy feet should be enjoyed for a lifetime, and this starts with providing your feet with proper care. If you are dealing with toenail fungus, then call Foot Doctor of the East Bay today at (510) 483-3390 to find out if you are an ideal candidate for treatment.




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