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Has anyone ever had this laser toenail fungus treatment? Does it actually work?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: It works

I would say it likely works about 70-75% of the time.
Oral medications are actually more effective, probably 10-15% more effective.

In brief: It works

I would say it likely works about 70-75% of the time.
Oral medications are actually more effective, probably 10-15% more effective.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Randy Lisch
The laser is approximately 75% effective. The oral medications are not as effective and also have the propensity to cause live toxicity
1 doctor agrees

In brief: In many cases yes

The extent of the infection matters.
Nails that are completely infected including the nail root are more challenging. I follow my patients every 2-3 months to make sure there is progress. In some cases 2 or even 3 treatments may be necessary. It is critical to sanitize footwear because fungus can live in footwear and cause reinfection. Infections can recur. Overall it is an effective treatment.

In brief: In many cases yes

The extent of the infection matters.
Nails that are completely infected including the nail root are more challenging. I follow my patients every 2-3 months to make sure there is progress. In some cases 2 or even 3 treatments may be necessary. It is critical to sanitize footwear because fungus can live in footwear and cause reinfection. Infections can recur. Overall it is an effective treatment.
Dr. Jay Mermelstein
Dr. Jay Mermelstein
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In brief: It works!

I have sent a number of patients for laser treatment of their fungus toenails.
I have seen aproximatly a 80% cure rate. No fungus treatment works 100% of the time. Topical medications have a 17% cure rate. Oral Lamisil (terbinafine) has a 80% cure rate.

In brief: It works!

I have sent a number of patients for laser treatment of their fungus toenails.
I have seen aproximatly a 80% cure rate. No fungus treatment works 100% of the time. Topical medications have a 17% cure rate. Oral Lamisil (terbinafine) has a 80% cure rate.
Dr. Lorry Melnick
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