Laser fungus treatment is a very simple and straightforward treatment that makes use of a laser beam, which is passed over the infected nails. This is repeated until the laser energy has reached the nail bed. The laser is designed to promote anti-fungal activity by killing the microbe that has caused the fungus to develop in the first place. The procedure itself is nearly pain- free, although many patients feel a warm sensation during the laser treatment.
When you make an appointment with your doctor for laser fungus treatment, you may want to prepare for the appointment so you can make sure that all of your questions are answered. You’ll want to provide your doctor with a list of your symptoms and any medical history so that they can be certain you’re a good candidate for the treatment. If you’re currently using any medications or have recently been through a major life change, your doctor should have all of this information as well. Before your appointment, make sure any nail polish or nail decorations are removed.
It’s during the initial appointment with your doctor that you’ll want to ask any questions that come to mind. While a recovery process is typically unnecessary with this treatment, you’ll still want to inquire about any recommendations for caring for the affected area once the laser treatment has been applied. In general, there is no downtime and you can return to regular activities right away.