We are committed to getting rid of your fungus!
The Cutera Genesis Plus is FDA cleared to treat fungal toenails. Some lasers have failed FDA clearance and therefore putting your money into them would be a waste of money and time. This laser kills fungus in ONE treatment.
This laser is the only GenesisPlus FDA-cleared laser for toenail fungus in the greater Long Beach area, and there are only a few in the Los Angeles area. The laser is a quick and comfortable way to clear the toenail without drug therapy. Clear nail growth can be observed following 1 or 2 fifteen minute laser treatments.
The laser also treats and accelerates scar remodeling, reducing redness and improves the cosmetic appearance of scars of the foot and ankle. GenesisPlus laser also softens the scars and relaxes the tension within the scars, improving the mobility of the skin.
The GenesisPlus laser is very powerful, and is effective in the treatment of plantar warts.
The laser therapy is not covered by insurance companies, however this laser is the lowest cost around, and very effective.
FACTS ABOUT THE LASER FOR TOENAIL FUNGUS
Dr. Miller-Khawam is a specialist in treating toenail fungus, including the state-of-the-art laser treatment of toenail fungus. The procedure is quick, done in the office. It is virtually painless, and is an alternative to oral medication. There is no downtime from your regular activities, and is safe and effective in treating the toenail fungus.
Why patients choose our office for laser treatment of fungal toenails:
This laser is FDA-cleared, and it works. There are many other lasers being used to treat toenail fungus, and some of them have failed FDA clearance several times! Don’t waste your money on lasers that don’t work. This laser is the state-of-the-art technology.
We take the time to listen to your complaints, examine your feet in detail, and involve you in the treatment process. We perform the laser treatment in the office, and will monitor your progress at 3 months, 6 months, 9 months and 12 months.
Will all toenails be treated?
No, we only treat the affected toenails. After laser treatment, the toenails infected with fungus start growing out, and look normal.
How does the laser work?
The laser has a light that penetrates deep through the toenail and into the deep skin and surrounding tissues. This laser light kills fungus, without damaging the skin.
Is the treatment effective?
Yes, the laser does work. Most people need only one laser treatment. After the one treatment, the toenail grows out, and the new toenail appears normal and healthy. Sometimes a second treatment is needed if the toenail is severely infected.
Is the laser painful?
No. The laser creates a warming sensation, which is not painful. No anesthesia is required, no injections are needed.
Is the laser safe?
Yes, clinical studies have demonstrated no adverse events, problems, injuries, side effects, or disabilities caused by the laser treatment. There are no risks to the liver or kidneys, which are major concerns with oral treatment antifungals.
Is there a recovery period?
No. The treatment does not harm you at all. You can put on your shoes and return to your regular activities after the laser treatment.
How long does the treatment take?
Depending upon the size and involvement of the toenail fungus, the treatments take from 15 minutes to 35 minutes. If the toenails are very thick, they are thinned down prior to treatment to a normal nail thickness with specialized equipment. The laser light is applied to the toenails for only a few minutes.
Can I apply toenail polish immediately after treatment?
We recommend that you wait 24 hours to evaluate for problems following the nail laser treatment. There have been no adverse effects, and no problems have been noted during that 24 hour period so far, however we want to be cautious. We advise against using toenail polish, as the fungus thrives underneath the polish. We have antifungal toenail polish in our office which can be used while the nails are growing out, or to help prevent reinfection once your toenails have been treated.
What is expected after the laser treatment?
The fungal infection is expected to improve with just one treatment. Clinical trials have demonstrated 88% effectiveness with significant improvement. A 100% guarantee is not possible, as with all medical procedures. Since fungus is present in our environment, reinfection can occur.
Does my insurance cover the laser treatments?
Your initial office evaluation, debridement of the toenails, and follow-up visits will be billed to your insurance company. The laser is considered to be a cosmetic procedure, and insurance companies do not cover the cost. Our office accepts major credit cards and cash.