There recently has been a lot of information regarding laser treatment of the toenail fungus.
At the time of writing major trials are underway, and some companies have gone ahead and released the product without authority approval.
The idea behind it is promising- no pain, easy removal…
However with everything that we have learnt, the fungus doesn’t give up a fight that easily.
The rate at which fungus does go depends upon the patient. In other words, if you do not follow the instructions to the latter, forget about it. Also again, there is no guarantee that the fungus is not going to come back, especially when fungus surrounds us within the environment.
Oh and there is another thing that you might want to take into consideration- the cost. At $1000 a go (initially, but as more and more clinicians clamber onto this money maker the cost might decrease. If insurance says no to it's coverage, see the price drop) and with, as yet, no Governmental financial support for this, you have to make sure that your insurance will pay for it. Also it is a gamble.
If you are finding that your fungus problem is a huge problem, then maybe this might be a good route to go down. However with anything that is “new” I would heed caution. Wait until there is more evidence and wait until there are more trials to see the true outcome.
Clinicians who have treated patient with lasers have found that it works, but at present they have not found out if there is re-occurrence.
And again you will find that people will mistreat on thickened nails rather than fungus and the whole cycle continues.
For me…$1000? I would spend it on a holiday, there are much better things to spend your money on ;)
Hi. I'm Dominic. I treat patients every day at a local clinic. I am a trained Chiropodist and I care about prevention. I designed the website to help readers understand treat and even prevent issues from happening to their feet.