Toenail fungus is often stubborn and can persist through different treatment attempts. If you’ve had the fungus for a long time and feel like you have tried everything to cure it, you may be looking into removing the toenail completely. This is usually a last-ditch attempt to cure fungus when other treatment options have failed. Nail removal for fungus involves a surgery where the entire nail is removed from the nail bed so that a new, healthy nail can grow in.
Nail removal is a last-resort for a reason. This procedure comes with a recovery period, as do all surgeries. During this recovery period, many patients experience pain and discomfort from the trauma done to the nail bed. It can take longer than 3 weeks for the nail bed to fully heal, and you may have to stop physical activity for that period of time or longer. You can expect some bleeding after the surgery, and may need to change your bandages frequently. Nail removal is clearly no joke, but some patients are willing to go through this procedure with the hopes of finally curing their fungus.
If you have had a nail fungus for a long time or have a particularly bad case, nail removal is not your only option! The PinPointe laser is your best option to cure your fungus once and for all, no matter how bad or long lasting it has been. This laser is FDA approved to treat the fungus, and has no side effects, discomfort, pain, or down time. Additionally, you can see a new healthy nail start to grow in right after the treatment. Since complete nail removal causes damage to the toe and nail bed, it can take up to 18 months to see a fully clear nail grow back in, while PinPointe patients see that in typically 6-9 months! To schedule an appointment for the laser treatment, give us a call at 1-(800) 672-0625 or visit our website for more information.