Nail fungus treatment with laser

Nail fungus treatment with laser

ÇVarious fungi settle in the fingernails or toenails  It causes changes such as thickening of the nail, color change, deformity, discharge under the nail or separation of the nail from the flesh.


The main treatment is applying it on the nail or taking oral medication. It is done with; However, medicine Since treatments take too long and may have side effects, laser systems have begun to be used as an alternative. The most commonly used laser for this purpose is Nd: Yag lasers.

How do lasers affect nail fungus?

Nd:YAG laser reaches a depth of 3-5 mm into the tissue and reduces tissue temperature. It can raise up to 60 0C. The majority of fungi disappear at temperatures higher than 50 0C. Fungi living on the nail are destroyed by the heat created by the laser light in the tissue. Thus, over time, healthy and normal nail growth is achieved from the bottom of the nail.

How is nail fungus treated with laser?

Laser is applied for a total of 4-6 sessions at 3-4 week intervals. The procedure takes 5-10 minutes. There is no pain or discomfort other than a slight warming sensation during application. Improvement begins to be seen 3 months after the first application. The healing effect continues until the 6th month.

What are the advantages of laser nail fungus treatment?

  • Drugç Situations in which it cannot be smoked
  • Situations in which a single nail is affected
  • It is safe in the elderly and children.
  • Breastfeeding period, liver disease, etc. It is safe in cases where it cannot be used.

In our clinic, nail fungus treatment can be performed with the Palomar Nd-Yag laser system.