Molly S. Judge DPM, FACFAS

Laser Nail Therapy

Laser Treatment

Laser Nail Therapy Laser Treatment for Fungal Nails, Tattoo Removal, Age Spot Removal & more! in Neeley, Northwest Ohio

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Laser treatment of the nail may reduce thickness, improve appearance, and make trimming easier.
However, treatment is not generally considered medically necessary unless other factors are present such as diabetes, poor circulation, excessive pressure, pain, or lack of normal sensation.
Options include:

    Not having treatment and living with the condition.
    The use of liquid antifungals such as prescription Penlac which reports a 7% cure rate and 44% improvement rate.
    The use of prescription oral Lamisil which reports up to a 66% success rate with need for blood tests to monitor for possible liver damage.
    Laser treatment.

How does the Laser Treatment work?

Our doctors use a Q-Switched NdYAG laser which is one of the most advanced dermatologic lasers currently available. In 3-10 billionths of a second, impulses of high-power laser energy pass through the nail to the nail bed and nail growth area with typically no damage to the nail or surrounding skin. At the time of the procedure no visible change is seen until the nail begins to grow out.
In a few months, a more normal nail is expected to appear with complete regrowth of the nail taking up to 9-12 months.

About Laser Nail Treatment

What is the recovery period?

No post-treatment pain has been reported. You may resume all normal activities immediately. If you have any problems or questions, please contact our office.

Is the procedure painful?

Most people do not feel any pain. Some patients may experience slight warmth or an occasional snapping sensation during the procedure. If you have any pain during the procedure, the laser power can be decreased slightly to eliminate any pain. No anesthesia is needed.

How long does the procedure take?

The amount of time varies on the degree of involvement of the nails. Laser is then applied typically taking only a few minutes. Overall, a visit for consultation and treatment will usually take about 30 minutes.

Laser Treatment Fee Schedule

The following fee schedule is based on number of nails with obvious fungal involvement. Payment plans are available e.g. 50% down and 25% monthly thereafter.

Fee on Number of Fungal Nails

One

$ 295

Two

$ 295

Three

$ 295

Four

$ 295

Five

$ 295



Six

$ 295

Seven

$ 295

Eight

$ 295

Nine

$ 295

Ten

$ 295

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Laser Nail Treatment FAQ's

  • How does the laser treatment work?


    Using one of the most advanced lasers currently available, near infrared laser light passes through the nail with typically no damage to the nail or surrounding skin. At the time of the procedure the fungus is expected to be destroyed. However, no visible change is seen until the nail begins to grow out. In a few months, a more normal nail is expected to appear with complete re-growth of the nail taking up to 9-12 months.

  • Is the laser treatment covered by my healthcare insurance?


    No, the procedure is considered cosmetic and is not covered by health insurance.

  • Is the procedure painful?


    Most people do not feel any pain. Some may experience slight warmth or an occasional snapping sensation during the procedure.

  • What is the recovery period?


    There typically is no need to limit activity. You may resume all normal activities immediately. If you have any problems or questions, contact the office immediately.

  • How long does the procedure take?


    The amount of time varies on the degree of involvement of the nails. Very thick nails are mechanically reduced to a more normal thickness with specialized equipment. The laser is then applied to the nails typically taking only a few minutes. Overall, a visit for consultation and treatment will take anywhere between 20-40 minutes.

  • Can the fungus return or not go away?


    The fungal infection is expected to improve with just one treatment. Clinical reports to date have demonstrated effectiveness in approximately 80% to 90% of patients noticing significant improvement. As with all medical procedures, a 100% guarantee is not possible. In addition, since fungus is present everywhere in the environment, re-infection can occur. Your doctor can recommend preventative strategies to reduce the chance of re-infection.

  • Can I polish my nails or have a pedicure?


    You can apply polish to the nail immediately after the laser treatment. However, it is important to remove all nail polish prior to your treatment. Changing socks and shoes frequently is helpful, as well as controlling excessive perspiration if present.

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Here are other references from Dr. Judges work on Laser Nail Therapy

  • QClear leg Brochure

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  • Patient Brochure Feet

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  • Q Clear Laser Treatment Brochure

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