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Laser Therapy

Summer is HERE!!!

It’s time to get your feet ready!


Dr. Navin Gupta has been practicing podiatry for 26 years. One of the most common problems he sees is fungal infections of the feet and nails. The fungus infection of the skin is not too difficult to cure, but the NAIL fungus has been almost impossible to cure. The medicines have dangerous side effects and are only successful about 10% of the time. Many times, people have had to have their toenails removed permanently.

Fun Fact: One of the most common fungi found in the nails is the mold that is normally found in hay bales!


CALL us for Laser SPECIALS for nail fungus.

Many conditions can cause your nails to look like you have fungus.

Is it fungus  OR  are your nails thick, deformed, discolored and symptomatic due to another cause such as:

Psoriasis of the nails, Subungual Heloma, Pityriasis, Onychauxis, Onychogryphosis, Yeast Infection or you may have a combination of problems.  It is not common, but it could be deadly if someone happens to have a melanoma of the nail or the nail bed.

If you are concerned, you need to have your nails evaluated by a Podiatrist.


We now have the newest laser technology that kills the toenail fungus with a 96% success rate after 2 treatments. Our plan of after-laser home care and precautions give us the confidence to guarantee you that we can get rid of your nail fungus.

  • No oral medications
  • No medical side effects
  • Clinically Proven to be effective
  • Safe and does not harm healthy tissues
  • Fast – average treatments are under 30 minutes
  • Virtually painless- no anesthesia

To schedule an appointment or if you have any questions, call 515-285-0242 or email us at [email protected]

Laser Therapy: FAQs

1. How does the laser kill the fungus?
The laser shines a specific wavelength light through the nail that raises the temperature to a level that kills the fungus.  The specific laser light used in this treatment and the temperature does not affect the good cells.

2. Will I feel any pain?
You may feel some warmth during the treatment, otherwise there is no pain associated with the laser treatment.

3. How much time does it take for the treatment?
It takes about 15 minutes to prepare the toenails for the treatment and then about 15 minutes for the laser treatment

4. Does the laser really work?
Clinical studies have shown an 88% success rate with 1 treatment and 96% success rate after 2 treatments. The after treatment care and precautions can assure 100% success.

5. Will my nails look good after the treatment?
The Laser treatment only destroys the fungus.  It does NOT affect the growth pattern of the nail. As the new nail grows out, it pushes the bad off.  Normally toenails take 9 to 12 months to fully grow out.  Healthy new growth should be visible within 2-3 months.

6. What are the side effects of the laser treatment?
The Cool Breeze laser used in our clinic is fully safe.  The clinical studies have shown no adverse reactions, injuries, disabilities or any other side effects, unlike some other. On the other hand, most medication available for treatment of nail fungus come with various side effects, some even very serious.

7. Are there any medicines to take as part of the treatment?
No. No oral medicines are needed.

8. Do I have to be off of my feet after treatment?
No. You are able to walk just as well as you did before treatment. The treatment does not cause any disability.

9. Is the laser treatment covered by insurance?
Your initial consultation and lab tests are covered by insurance. At the present time, the Insurance companies do NOT pay for the laser treatment.

If you have a Health Savings Account, Medical IRA or a Medical Flex Spending Account, you can pay for the procedure with these funds. Otherwise, payment can be made with cash, credit or debit card.