Does laser for toenail fungus work?

Yes..in short run. Laser treatment of fungal toenail infection has been shown to be effective at least in the short run. Long-term studies are lacking. It is possible for the fungus to come back and reinfect laser treated toenails. Most laser treatments are not covered by health insurance.
Depends . It is not a 100% cure as there is really no 100% cure for fungus. It will all depends on how well your body reacts to the treatment. It is a great alternative if you can not or do not want to take the medication.

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

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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...

Whats the best place in seattle or federal way wa where could do pinpointe laser for toenail fungus? What would be the price? Thanks.

Google it. You need to search the internet to see who in your area does laser with the PinPointe laser system. Prices vary but if all 10 nails are to be treated then $800 would be an average price. Read more...

I have toenail fungus and there are no laser treatments available in my area and I don't want to take an oral med. What is the best OTC option?

Depends on the cause. Have it evaluated by a professional. Otc medications are more effective if combined with nail debridement. See your podiatrist to get the best results. Read more...
Fungi Nail. Use a liquid or gel so that it will penetrate the skin and nail (try fungi nail). Read more...
OTC Fungus. Fungal nails should be treated by a podiatrist; there are other treatments available other than laser and oral medications. Please visit your podiatrist for more options. Read more...

Why is laser treatment for toenail fungus so outrageously expensive?

The laser. The cost of lasers to treat toe nail fugus are $20, 000 and up and have to be factored into the price. Read more...
Laser. Laser treatments are expensive due to the cost of the equipment the doctor has to purchase it and no insurance covers it. Hopefully with all the data collected the insurance companies will eventually cover it. Read more...
Laser. I am not sure how you define outrageous. It is - at present - not a covered service by insurance companies. In my office i charge 75 to 95 per nail and it is a one time treatment with the 3 and 6 months followup included in the fee. If any area is missed or needs a retreat , that is also included. I hope that helps a bit - it does work though ! good luck. Read more...
Equipment. Treating onychomycosis with laser requires specialized equipment that is very expensive. Additionally it requires nearly one hour of the doctors time to perform the procedure properly treating all ten toes. Read more...

Does health insurance cover laser treatment for toenail fungus?

Generally no. You have to call your insurance company and ask them if they will cover it. Generally speaking it would be hard to get this covered. Read more...
Nope. Its a cash service. Read more...

Could I use tee tree oil after getting toenail fungus laser treatment?

Getting to fungus. Tea tree oil will kill fungus...If it gets to it. The fungus under a nail is most active at the interface between good and bad nail. If the medication does not get to that area it can't kill the fungus. Adequate debridement of the nail is very important when using a topical remedy. The concentration amount of the tea tree oil you are using will also impact its effectiveness. Read more...