We recommend that 5 sessions of the laser are performed over a course of time (usually weekly or twice weekly).
After the 5th session, we then allow a 4-6 week period where we allow the nail to grow (we generally will recommend some sort of topical treatment to be implemented to improve success rates)
At the 4-6 week review, we will again cut and file the nail with our specialized Podiatry drill to better visualize new and healthy nail growth from the base of the nail. A top up session of laser may then be advised (for advanced fungal infections)
Subsequent reviews are any additional laser “top up” treatments are usually then at the advice of your treating Podiatrist, pending how fast you nail is growing, degree of infection and speed of results.
The aim of the Laser treatment is to destroy and kill the fungus within the nail so that it stops reinfecting any new nail growth. As new nail growth can be quite slow, it may take a few months for some people to see visible results.