Prepare for the Best Results
Laser treatment for toenail fungus is highly effective, but patients that get the best results are committed to fighting the infection before and after their appointment as well.
Aftercare practices are very important to prevent reinfection, but there are certain steps you can take to get the most out of your appointment beforehand.
Please follow these simple tips to prepare your nails for treatment:
- Clip your nails as far down as is comfortable before your appointment. This preparation will allow you to remove as much of the infected nail as possible.
- Clean your toes and exfoliate your feet to remove any dead skin that may be harboring fungus.
- Remove nail polish thoroughly before treatment. The laser energy cannot pass through nail polish. Even clear nail polish should be removed to achieve ultimate results
- Bring new socks for after the appointment. You do not want to put a treated foot back into a sock that may contain fungus. New, cotton socks are best because of their moisture-wicking properties.
Following these steps allows for more effective treatments and for an increased likelihood that the fungus will not reinfect the nails.
At Clear Toes Clinic, we try to provide every possible resource for our patients. If you have any questions about what you can do before your appointment, please call our knowledgeable staff for more information.