At Cascadia Laser, we are happy to offer a cutting-edge laser nail fungus treatment called Laser Genesis. It is relatively quick, comfortable, and it has been proven to be effective according to medical research.
Nail fungus presents with an unsightly yellow or brown discolouration of the nail, accompanied sometimes by a thickening or buildup of the nail. It most often affects toenails and rarely fingernails. This medical term is onychomycosis, and it is difficult to treat with topical treatments. One study showed only a 15% cure rate after 48 weeks of using a very common topical (1).
Many patients who haven’t seen results using over-the-counter topicals turn to oral antifungals for treatment. Unfortunately, these carry a small risk of liver injury that can be severe and even fatal (2).
As a result, many patients desire a third option for reduction of the unsightly problem of toenail fungus. Laser therapy is safe and FDA-approved for reducing the yellow/green discolouration of nail fungus.
Toenail fungus therapy requires three or more treatment sessions, each lasting about 30 minutes, separated by 6 weeks each. Improvement in the condition is very gradual and presents over a twelve month time period after starting laser treatments.
Cost of Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus:
Laser treatment is not covered by provincial healthcare coverage.
We charge $99 + GST per session for all ten toes.
Even if there’s minimal or no fungus seen around adjacent toes, in our experience they should be treated as they often harbour some fungus that will reinfect the toes in the future if not addressed.
(1) A Randomized, Double-blind, Vehicle-controlled, Multicenter, Parallel Group Study to Assess the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of Topical Terbinafine Hydrogen Chloride (HCl) Formulation for 24 or 48 Weeks of Treatment in Patients With Mild to Moderate Toenail Onychomycosis
(2) Adapted from https://livertox.nlm.nih.gov/Terbinafine.htm