If you are looking for laser nail fungus treatment in Victoria, B.C. we are happy to offer a cutting-edge laser nail fungus treatment called Laser Genesis Plus. This is the most powerful professional laser nail fungus solution on the market today.The laser procedure is comfortable, just producing a mild heat sensation in the treated toenail.
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 commonly prescribed topical (1).
Many patients who haven’t seen results using 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 at least three treatment sessions, each lasting about 30-45 minutes, separated by 6 weeks each. Improvement in the condition is gradual and presents months after starting laser treatments.
Cost of Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus:
Laser treatment is not covered by provincial healthcare coverage.
If you are in Victoria, B.C. we offer a free consultation to assess your nails for suitability for laser treatment. Please click on Contact Us below to book this consultation and we will be happy to meet with you.
We charge $119 + 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/
Are all fungal nails suitable for laser?
Nails that are extremely thickened from nail fungus will not respond successfully to laser and are therefore not suitable for treatment. An initial assessment by a certified laser technician is free of charge and she will assess the suitability of the nails for laser treatment and make a recommendation.
Is nail fungus treatment uncomfortable?
No. The laser has a mild heat sensation when applied to the nail. Patients report little to no discomfort.
What is the recovery time?
You can immediately resume normal activities. There is no bruising, blistering or bandaging required at all with the procedure.
Is a referral required for laser nail fungus treatment?
No, you can book the appointment for an assessment yourself.