During the laser toenail fungus removal treatment, the doctor moves the laser in a grid pattern over the surface of the toenail to make sure that the laser kills ALL of the fungus infecting the toenail. All you will see during the procedure is an aiming light that tells the doctor where the laser is penetrating the toenail. But the laser is actually going all the way through the toenail to destroy the fungus.
In this video you can see the aiming light passing over the surface of the nail while the doctor is treating the toenail to remove the fungus during an actual treatment. The only thing you feel during the procedure is a little bit of heat that is generated by the laser light energy.
Although the laser completely kills the fungus, the appearance of the toenail does not actually change at all during the laser procedure. Even though the fungus is dead, you have to wait for the toenail to grow out and become clear again. As the toenail grows you will trim off the thick discolored unhealthy toenail that was damaged by the toenail fungus and your nails gradually become clear.
If you have a toenail that you think might be infected with fungus you can call our doctor or even send a picture of the toenail to us so that we can discuss whether or not laser treatment might help you have clear toenails again.
Dr. Christopher Segler is Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Medicine. He can actually bring the laser out to your home or office to perform the laser fungus removal treatment in the morning before you leave for work, during the day, in the evenings or on weekends. Call him directly to schedule your laser treatment at 415-308-0833. We perform podiatry house calls in San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, San Mateo and Mill Valley.