Keryflex vs. Toenail Fungus Laser Treatment: Which one is better?
A fungal nail infection, or onychomycosis, is characterized by yellow toenails that are more brittle than healthy nails. Moreover, the infection can spread to the surrounding skin appearing scaly and coarse. As a result, a toenail infected with fungus looks unattractive and worrisome.
Dr. Benjamin Tehrani, a top-rated LA podiatrist, has successfully helped numerous patients to overcome this terrible toe condition. The treatment mostly depends on how much the fungus has spread. However, Dr. Tehrani has seen amazing results in both mild and severe cases with two very effective treatment options: Keryflex and Toenail Fungus Laser Treatment.
Both treatment options are available at Kings Point Foot & Ankle. Understanding each treatment and its effects can help potential patients make an informed decision when choosing one for their problem.
What is the difference between Keryflex and Toenail Fungus Laser Treatment?
Treatment duration: Typically, 15 minutes, but can be more or less depending on the number of nails in need of treatment.
Cost: $175 per big toe, $75 per little toe
Side effects: None
Not recommended for: Pregnant or nursing women, and patients who have pigmented lesions on the nail, ingrown toenails, peripheral neuropathy, peripheral vascular disease, or arterial insufficiency.
Keryflex is a painless aesthetic procedure created to restore the look of toenails that have been infected by fungus or other defects. During the procedure, a resin is applied to the affected nail and bonded to the nail with a special light, immediately improving the cosmetic appearance of the nail. Dr. Tehrani routinely performs Keryflex for patients with a displeasing nail appearance due to fungus or trauma to the nail.
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Toenail Fungus Laser Treatment
Treatment duration: 10 minutes
Cost: $675 for one foot, $1250 for both feet
Side effects: None
Not recommended for: Not familiar with restrictions
The PinPointe foot laser emits heat energy through a laser that penetrates the nail bed and kills any fungal organisms. During the procedure, the laser is pulsed intermittently to minimize the heat on the skin. Moreover, the intermittent pulse also reduces the risk of any pain or injury. While it is possible to experience the resolution of fungal infection with just one session, more often, additional sessions are required for the treatment to be successful.
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If you are currently struggling with toenail fungus and you want to make your feet beautiful and healthy again, schedule a consultation with Dr. Benjamin Tehrani, one of LA’s top doctors for 2020, according to the LA Magazine. He will definitely know what treatment will work best for your particular problem.