Nail Fungus Treatment

Laser treatment for nail fungus is a safe, effective, and low-pain procedure that takes only a few minutes. 207 LASER™ – formerly Maine Laser Clinic is Maine’s leading provider of laser treatments for nail fungus, and we are happy to share our expertise with you.

Why does laser treatment work for Nail Fungus?

207 LASER™ uses a leading state-of-the-art Nd:YAG laser which is perfectly designed for treating nail fungus. In 0.65msec, pulses of high powered laser energy passes through the nail (nail plate) to the nail bed and nail growth area, killing the fungus instantaneously.

How long does it take to regrow a healthy nail?

The laser energy works to very quickly heat and kill the dermatophytes that make up toenail fungus. No visible change will be seen immediately, but as the nail grows out over 3-6 months, the patient will begin to see a clear nail. The nail in particular grows rather slowly, so for the full nail to grow out often takes 6-12 months.

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Why does the laser treatment feel like?

In most cases, patients may feel slight warming or pressure during the laser treatment experiencing minimal discomfort.  Also, as the laser penetrates the nail plate, it may create a harmless “snapping” sound.

Is anesthesia required for treatment?

Every patient at our clinic has been able to complete the procedure easily without anesthesia or numbing agents.

If you are concerned about the sensation of the treatment, talk to your laser technician about your concerns. We can perform a test spot on your nail so that you can feel the sensation before we proceed.

How long does the treatment for Nail Fungus last?

Treatment takes less than 30 minutes. During consultation, our provider will explain the benefits of laser treatment and more. We assess the severity of infection, discuss your previous treatment history. We also provide detailed information about what to do to prevent reinfection.

Do you recommend a topical cream to help cure the infection?

Antifungal solution may be applied to your feet and an ultraviolet light or sterilization aerosol should be used to treat your shoes.

How do I start the Nail Fungus treatment process?

Please schedule an appointment by sending us an email or making a phone call. Over the phone we can answer your basic questions. When you arrive for your free consultation, we can show you a few photos of successfully treated patients, answer any questions you have, and give you some advice on how to care for your toes after the treatment.

Do you offer aftercare instructions?

One of the most important elements of this procedure is the aftercare to prevent reinfection. We provide guidance as well as a list of key aftercare instructions after your appointment.

What are the success rates for Laser Nail Fungus Treatment?

As with all treatments, different customers may have different results, but our laser is FDA cleared and shown to be safe and effective. In fact, clinical studies using this laser system have shown the highest rates of success and clearance than any other laser system currently on the market.

What are the success rates for Laser Nail Fungus Treatment?

In a randomized study of almost 100 subjects over three to twelve months, 95% of subject cases observed “significant nail plate clearance”.

What factors influence the effectiveness of the treatment?

One of the factors that plays the largest role in the success of patients with near-total or total clearance is adherence to aftercare.

Is it safe to paint my nails after Laser Nail Fungus Treatment?

It is important to remove all toenail polish before the laser treatment, but yes, you can paint your toenails immediately after the procedure. It is best to use a new bottle of polish so there is no risk of fungal re-infection.

Does health insurance cover laser treatments?

Because this procedure is considered “cosmetic” by health insurance companies, treatment is not covered.

What is the cost for Laser Nail Fungus Treatment?

The cost varies depending on the number of nails involved and severity of the infection. A free consultation is provided to determine if you are a good candidate for laser treatment. Contact our clinic today to receive a quote or schedule a free consultation.

What should I consider before undergoing treatment?

Treated nails take time to clear; the results of laser treatment may take a few months to be fully noticeable.  With continued care to prevent reinfection, the new nail growth will be clear and healthy.   Make sure to check out our news section for tips to prevent fungal reinfection and keep clear, healthy nails forever.  Click here for more information!

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