Edward Tjoe, DPM
Podiatrist & Clinical Medicine and Podiatric Surgery located in Downtown Jersey City, Jersey City, NJ
Toenail laser treatment offers a safe, effective solution to infection with toenail fungus. If you have one or more unsightly, brittle toenails, Edward Tjoe, DPM, at Tjoe Podiatry in Jersey City, New Jersey, offers cutting-edge Lunula Laser® toenail laser treatment. A safe, painless answer to toenail fungus, Lunula Laser not only eliminates the fungus but promotes healthy new nail growth. To benefit from this innovative toenail laser treatment, call Tjoe Podiatry today and schedule a consultation or book an appointment online.
Toenail Laser Treatment Q & A
Why might I need to have toenail laser treatment?
You might need toenail laser treatment if you have toenail fungus, a common problem in which the nail becomes discolored, thickened, and brittle. The nail may grow abnormally or come away from your toe, and advanced cases can be painful as well as unsightly.
You can pick up the infection from contact with the fungal spores, which come off the skin of people who already have toenail fungus. You're more likely to have a problem with this fungus if your immune system isn't working as well as it should.
What is toenail laser treatment?
Toenail laser treatment is a cutting-edge solution to the problem of toenail fungus (onychomycosis). It requires one 12-minute treatment session at Tjoe Podiatry each week for four weeks.
Dr. Tjoe uses the Erchonia Lunula Laser to treat toenail fungus. Lunula Laser is an FDA-approved toenail laser treatment that kills the fungus and produces clear, healthy nail growth in around six months.
How does toenail laser treatment work?
Lasers were originally best known as precision instruments for surgical procedures that could pierce the skin and cauterize (seal) wounds. Lunula Laser uses cold laser technology, which operates at a much lower intensity. That means you won't experience any of the pain and tissue damage that occurs with traditional lasers.
High-powered lasers use high wavelengths that can harm your tissues, which is often clear from the heat and smoke they generate. Lunula uses far lower wavelengths, producing more energy and increasing the antifungal effect.
Toenail laser treatment with Lunula Laser uses dual diode, non-thermal technology that ensures every bit of infected tissue receives an effective dose of laser energy. The device uses two light wavelengths that, in combination, create a compound called peroxynitrite. This substance is deadly to toenail fungus but won't harm your tissues.
What are the advantages of toenail laser treatment?
During your toenail laser treatment, you won't feel any heat or other sensations from the LunulaLaser. Other advantages include:
- No need for debridement (infected tissue removal)
- No interactions with medications
- No danger of liver toxicity
- No downtime
- No risk of treatment resistance
The wavelengths used in the Lunula Laser also promote tissue rejuvenation and the growth of new blood vessels, which helps to speed up the development of clear, healthy nails. Average nail growth six months after toenail laser treatment is 6.1mm.
To benefit from Lunula Laser toenail laser treatment, call Tjoe Podiatry and schedule a consultation or book an appointment online today.