Laser is the latest treatment of nail fungus (onychomycosis). The laser (Nd:YAG) works by heating the fungal elements, leading to their destruction, without damaging the nail itself. The treatment takes 3-10 minutes, and is well tolerated.
Most cases clear after 3-5 sessions, done at 2-3 weeks intervals. Dr. Touma has many years experience with this method , and finds this approach superior to taking several months of oral anti-fungal treatments, which he still uses but for shorter treatment times, in combination with topical and preventive therapies.