How quickly does laser treatment for toenail fungus work?

Laser treatment for toenail fungusToenail fungus laser treatment works immediately to destroy fungus under the toenail, but it will take a while to see the results. While even a single treatment can eliminate much of an infection, it doesn’t fix the damage to the hard keratin. That has to grow out and be replaced by healthy nail tissue on its own. Toenails grow slowly, so this can take several months. You should see clear, healthy nail appearing after just a couple months. For your digit to be completely and totally clear, though, it may be a year or more, depending on how fast your nails grow.

This doesn’t mean laser treatment didn’t work, or that traditional medication would have worked better. How fast your nails return to normal simply depends on how fast they grow after the infection has been eradicated. Certain vitamins and healthy circulation might stimulate the keratin to regrow more quickly in some people. The first step to clear nails, of course, is getting treated. Let our team at Podiatry Associates, P.C. help you with your recovery. Make an appointment at one of our Colorado offices today. You can use the website or call (303) 805-5156 to reach our offices in Parker, Cherry Park in Denver, CO or Castle Pines, CO.
Dr. Cynthia Oberholtzer-Classen, DPM
Founder and Owner of Podiatry Associates, PC