2012-09-21 / Health & Medical

Advanced Laser treatment for toenail fungus now in Kennebunk

Are your nails yellowed, thick and disease looking? Are you embarrassed to wear sandals? Dr David Micca of the Foot & Ankle Center in Kennebunk is now offering Advanced Laser treatment for toenail fungus with an 88-92% success rate. Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus: How exactly do the lasers work? These lasers are aimed at the fungus in the toenail that basically vaporizes it while leaving the skin unharmed. Does it work? Almost 90 percent of the patients were able to grow out a regular appearing nail after just three laser treatments. After this treatment regimen, the toenail should grow usually in 6-9 months if there is a healthy bed to do so. Is the laser treatment painful? There is a slight burning pain which lasts as long as the pulse (a second or so). The laser has absolutely no affect on regular and healthy tissue. How long will it take? Only fifteen minutes are needed for treatment for the laser portion. Prepping the nail will take 15 minutes as well. How safe is it? There are absolutely no health or age restrictions. In recent clinical studies, there were no bad reactions, harm, ailments or side effects. The ability to use the oral medications accessible today for treatment carries with it the possibility of kidney and liver problems while lasers don’t. If I went to a doctor’s office, will my insurance cover it? Most insurance companies don’t cover the laser treatment for toenail fungus. Average cost is $425.00 per session with a typical course of three treatments-one month apart. OTHER SERVICES: The Cosmetic & Wellness Center, also located at 75 Portland Road (2nd floor with private entrance) offers full body cosmetic treatment including Botox, fillers and laser hair removal by a certified RN. Please call 590-0015 for more information about these services. The Center also offers therapeutic massage by a certified massage therapist. Please call 229-7317 for an appointment. For toenail laser treatments, please call 985-9888.

Return to top