Several of my toenails are thick and discolored. But, the 1st toe on my right foot (my big toe) is the worst. I'd like to get an estimate for getting that toe treated, and I'd like to know if there are complimentary or discount treatments if I don't see results in 3-6 months. From my research, it sounds like 2 treatments are often needed.
Thank you for your inquiry. I am sorry to hear that you're having trouble with your toenails but I would be happy to help.
One thing that you have to understand is that treating toenail fungus is really an all or nothing proposition. Because the toenails become damaged when you have toenail fungus they're very easily reinfected...even from neighboring toenails. In fact, if you even have athletes foot where the same fungus is impacting the skin, then there's a good chance your infection won't completely clear and the toenails will still remain discolored...if you don't treat ALL or the toenails...or if you don't get rid of the athletes foot before we do the laser procedure.
You can actually watch a short video that I created to help explain this....
The cost includes the house call, evaluation, laser treatment, topical antifungal medication to help prevent reinfection of the toenails and physician dispensed decontaminant to kill the fungus in your shoes.
In the last several years I've had very few patients who have had to have a second treatment. We simply do an extremely thorough job on the first treatment... And we make sure that patients don't have cases of athletes foot or other sources of reinfection that could re-infect the toenails.
The entire appointment takes about an hour to an hour and a half depending upon the extent of the infection. But you will want to make sure that you block out enough time so that we can do an extended laser treatment session and make sure we wipe out the toenail fungus in one long session, rather than two or three short laser treatments.
With this approach, as long as you don't have any athletes foot, (and understand that you have to actually do a lot on your own) we will be happy to come back and do a re-treatment if necessary, in 3 to 6 months...at NO CHARGE.
You just have to confirm that you don't have any athletes foot before scheduling your laser treatment. But, as long as you don't have any athletes foot, just let me know what dates and times work for you and I'll be happy to schedule your laser procedure to remove the fungal infection in the toenails and get you moving back to clear toenails.
Dr. Christopher Segler
Dr. Christopher Segler, is Board Certified, American Board of Pediatric Medicine. He specializes in the treatment of you healthy patients who lead active, busy lives. He actually brings the laser to patient's homes to perform toenail fungus treatments during a house call appointment. That way there is no missed work. In fact, he can even see you before work if you like. He treats patients in San Francisco, Palo Alto, San Jose and the rest of Silicon Valley. If you have a question about your toes and whether or not Laser Toenail Fungus Treatment is right for you, call him directly at 415-308-0833.