Laser Toenail Fungus Treatment
Research and Effectiveness

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Is Laser Toenail Fungus Treatment Effective?

Before you schedule an appointment, your first question may be, “is laser nail fungus treatment effective?” Dr. Dale Monast has been treating patients with toenail fungus for many years. He knows the expected outcomes and more importantly, he knows how to help you follow up so the fungus it won't comeback. His real world findings are backed by data in the many studies as well as the FDA.

Clinical studies show support for this treatment’s efficacy, and toenail laser treatments are approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration. Looking at the clinical trial data/facts, laser nail fungus treatment is very effective.

  • A 2016 study by the FDA found that patients who received laser foot treatment displayed clear nails at three months and six months after treatment.
  • In 2018, the journal Lasers in Medical Science published a study about the efficacy of laser treatment for fungus removal. These researchers reported a success rate of 83.7% among the patient population, who had infections that affected at least two-thirds of the nail.
  • A 2019 study published in the journal American Family Physician by the American Association of Family Physicians found that after 180 days of toenail fungus laser treatment, patients had a 91% improvement in symptoms. The AAFP study also concluded that laser treatment is more effective for fungus removal than both over-the-counter and prescription topical and oral anti-fungal medications.