What to expect from nail laser procedures

What can you expect?
The procedure involves passing the laser beam over the infected nails and surrounding skin. Your physician will repeat this several times until enough energy has reached the nail bed. Your nail will feel warm during the treatment.

Treatment Session Time
A single procedure takes approximately 20 minutes to treat 5-10 nails. Treatment times will vary, so please ask your doctor for more information.
Number of Procedures
Most patients show improvement after one procedure. The required number of procedures will vary depending on how severely each digit is infected.
Before the Procedure
It is important to remove all nail polish and decorations the day before the procedure.
During the Procedure
Most patients describe the procedure as being comfortable with a small hot pinch
at the end that resolves quickly.
After the Procedure
Immediately following the procedure your nail may feel warm for a few minutes. The majority of patients can resume normal activities immediately.
Long Term
If the procedure is successful, as the nail grows you will see new, healthy nail. Nails grow slowly, so it may take up to 12 months to see an entirely clear nail.