Fungus toenail laser treatment is an innovative procedure for eliminating nail fungus. Previously the only highly effective treatment for eliminating nail fungus involved taking medication that is known to be hard on the liver. In fact, doctors recommend that people have a blood test before taking this medication to make sure they don’t have any sort of liver problems. That makes laser treatment for nail fungus a safer therapy, particularly for people who take acetaminophen or drink alcohol, both of which also can have negative effects on the liver.
The treatment is not always a fast process. Sometimes one fungus toenail laser treatment is all it takes to cure the condition, but sometimes several treatments are necessary. The treatment is painless and there are no side effects. The surrounding skin is not affected. As of May 2012, most insurance policies still do not cover this treatment because it is considered more of a cosmetic procedure than a health improvement. The problem is generally not painful and does not cause further health problems, but it makes the toenail unsightly. In addition, research is still scant on the use of laser therapy to kill toenail fungus. However, results from treatment centers are very promising.