For years doctors, podiatrists, and dermatologists have used several methods to alleviate and treat patients with nail fungus. However,  as of late and with the passing of generations, laser has become an alternative option to many of the conventional methods of treatment.

Doctors have always known a series of treatment options to prescribe patients such as topicals, in the form of creams and ointments and oral medications. Many have also suggest homeopathic remedies or home remedies to try. Each of these “solutions” however invoke a problem. With topical treatment options, they typically have a very low curate and if people do see any improvement the results will only last as long as they use the product. Oral medications as well have a low curate of about 50-65%, but more importantly are very harmful for the liver, require frequent blood work, and have many other harmful side effects. Homeopathic and home remedies are often used but this too has a very small chance of working to treat the nails. Since basic household products, foods, or oils are being used in place of a medical product, many other things can go awry in the process of “treating” the nails. Furthermore, the home remedies have a low chance of solving the problem as well, as a result.

Now, in the 21st century laser treatments have surfaced for a number of different medical and cosmetic uses. Nail fungus has been a popular laser treatment, which not only provides the safest treatment available, but also the most effective option with the highest curate.

With that said, our generation and doctors are more skilled with the different options available for fungus removal, however not all doctors practice the same treatment methods. Some doctors simply do not have access to the laser and prefer to recommend patients to products they can sell themselves. It is important to do research before making any commitments.