Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus. Quick and painless treatment to destroy toenail fungus.
Clinical studies show that HyperBlue 1530 Laser kills toenail fungus and promotes clear nail growth with a single treatment in more than 80% of cases.
The patented HyperBlue 1530 Laser uses a gentle laser light beam to safely kill the dermatophytes living in the layer of dead skin around your nails, in the space under your nail, and in the nail itself that cause toenail fungus. The procedure takes less than 20 minutes and is performed in our Katy TX office and does not require the use of anesthesia. This safe and effective laser targets the infected area of the toe and toenail and does not affect any surrounding healthy tissue. No drugs or topical ointments are used, eliminating the side effects of traditional oral medications.
Nail infection can cause permanent deformity of the nail, which can interfere with your being able to wear shoes, walking, sports, and other activities. Infected nails often show one or more of the following signs:
- Yellow streaks in the skin under the nail, or nail bed, and on the underside of the nail
- Buildup of bits and pieces of skin and nail fragments under the nail
- Discolored and thickened nail that may separate from the skin under the nail
- Brittle, broken, and thickened nails
- White spots or streaks on the nail surface
- Soft and powdery nail surface, which appear as the infection worsens
- Damaged, crumbly, and brown or gray nail surface, with no separation of the nail from the underlying skin
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How does the HyperBlue 1530 Laser work?
A: The HyperBlue 1530 Laser kills fungus that lives in and under the nail. The laser light passes through the nail without causing damage to the nail or the surrounding skin. At the time of the procedure, the toenail will not become instantly clear— it takes time to grow out.
Q: What can I expect?
A: The process begins with a consultation by our laser technician, who will explain the procedure that is to be performed and any pre- or follow-up visits that may be required.
Q: Is the procedure painful?
A: Most patients feel no pain. Some may feel a warming sensation. An isolated few may feel a slight pinprick.
Q: Is there a recovery period?
A: No. The treatment is a walk in/walk out procedure.
Q: How long does the procedure take?
A: The HyperBlue 1530 Laser procedure typically takes about 10 minutes for both feet.
Q: Will the fungus grow back?
A: The infection improves after one treatment. However, there is a chance of re-infection because the fungus is present everywhere in the environment. Our doctors will recommend care techniques to help reduce a recurrence of the infection.
Q: When is it safe to paint my nails or have a pedicure following treatment?
A: You can apply polish immediately after the treatment. It is important that you remove all nail polish and nail decorations the day before your treatment.
Q: How do I pay for the procedure?
A: Credit cards, cash, and money orders are accepted. You may also use your Health Savings Account (HSA), Medical IRA, or Flexible Spending Account.
Q: Is the procedure covered by insurance?
A: This procedure is an elective and aesthetic procedure and therefore health insurance does not provide coverage. However you can use your HSA, Medical IRA, or Flexible Spending Account can be used to cover this procedure.
Q: How long has the HyperBlue 1530 Laser been in use?
A: Clinical studies began in November 2007.