Laser Skin Care and Weight Loss Rockford Barrington Schaumburg Area 815.381.7005

Laser Nail Fungus Removal Rockford Barrington Schaumburg Area

What is nail fungus?                                                                                                            

What are signs that you may be suffering from fungal infection of your fingernails? Below is a list of common findings and patient complaints associated with fingernail fungus.

• Discolored fingernails

• Yellow or brown streaks under the fingernails

• Yellow fingernails

• Brown fingernails

• Thickened or distorted fingernails

• Brittle or crumbly fingernails

• Fingernails separated from the underlying skin

• Streaks on the surface of the fingernails

• Peeling cuticles and a ragged appearance of the skin around the fingernail

What is laser nail fungus removal?

Laser nail fungus treatment is noninvasive, fast and painless. The people who have this treatment performed on the nail fungus usually feel a little bit of heat from the laser, but that is the only physical sensation associated with this type of treatment. 

The laser used for the treatment is able to penetrate the fingernail itself, which allows it to reach down into the fungus and to destroy it. 

Oral antifungals all have side effects with the most severe being liver damage and generally require blood test to monitor for liver problems. Laser nail fungus treatments are more convenient and lack the potential side effects of oral medications commonly prescribed.

Part of the appeal of laser fingernail fungus treatment is the fact that it is an easy and quick procedure. Using the laser, the nail fungus can be treated very effectively, over the course of three treatments, none of which require any down time for recovery. The patient merely visits the doctor, the treatment is performed in about 15-20 minutes, and the patient is then able to return to whatever they were doing that day, including going back to work. 

Because there is no pain associated with this treatment, there is no recovery time. Successful nail fungus treatment can drastically reduce and even eliminate the symptoms of onychomycosis or nail fungus. We have seen the best results with a series of three laser treatments. 

This means that the nail returns to its healthy appearance, having its clarity, smooth texture and strength. This also eliminates some of the issues that come with fingernail fungus, such as the characteristic crumbling, splitting and other cosmetic issues that sometimes cause people a great deal of distress about their appearance.

Dr. Lydia Savic, MD

Our introductory special is 3 treatments for $300! Call now to schedule your first appointment! 815.381.7005