Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus

What is Toenail Fungus?

Northbrook Toenail FungusToenail fungus, formally known as onychomycosis, isn’t pretty. It’s an infection of the toenail, fingernail or skin under the nail. Yeasts, molds or fungi can cause a fungal infection. In most cases, fungi comes in direct contact with the toenail through nail clippers, public showers or pools or nail injury, and fungi thrives in warm, moist places. 

If a patient leaves toenail fungus untreated, it can spread, causing more noticeable symptoms: darkened, yellow or white toenail, thicker or brittle nail. In severe cases, the nail may split from the nail bed. Toenail fungus is hard to get rid of—it can reoccur over time. Before an infection gets worse, a patient should seek professional care. 

Common Toenail Fungus Treatments

To combat toenail fungus, there are common at-home and prescribed treatments. Depending on the severity of the toenail fungus, treatment options will vary. For mild to moderate toenail fungus, topical and oral antifungal treatments can suppress the fungus infection and symptoms. Unfortunately, these treatments can’t always promise long-lasting results. In recent years, podiatrists have been looking at laser technology as the next best thing for pesky toenail fungus.

Laser Treatment and Toenail Fungus

The FDA has approved some lasers for toenail fungus treatment. A laser procedure is increasingly popular for patients continually battling toenail fungus. How does this laser technology work? The laser’s beam runs over the entire affected nail, allowing the pigment in the fungi to absorb the laser light and create heat. The heat is produced so it can kill the organisms causing the toenail infection. 

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Studies have shown that laser treatment has no negative side effects, compared to traditional oral antifungals. The beam doesn’t harm the soft, healthy tissue around and underneath the nail bed—it only targets the infected area. 

For patients, laser treatment produces little or no discomfort, which means the procedure doesn’t call for a local anesthetic. 

The main reason for laser treatment is to stimulate healthy nail growth. 

Because of the natural environment, patients are still vulnerable to fungi. It’s important to take extra care of feet by keeping them clean and dry.

Zinoviy Rabinovich, DPM

Podiatrist located in Northbrook, IL & Crest Hill, IL

Absolute Foot & Ankle Clinic provides podiatry services to patients in Northbrook and Crest Hill, Illinois. The board certified staff of Dr. Zinoviy Rabinovich provides foot and ankle care for the whole family, including plantar fasciitis and heel pain treatment, treatment for warts, treatment for nail problems, orthotics, wound care, nail and skin fungal treatment, treatment for foot and ankle injuries, and children's foot care.

The goal at Absolute Foot & Ankle Clinic is to provide the best possible foot and ankle treatment options to each and every patient. The Board Certified podiatrist at Absolute Foot & Ankle Clinic, Dr. Zinoviy Rabinovich, is experienced in minimally invasive treatments, foot and ankle surgery, and in virtually all aspects of foot and ankle care. The team at Absolute Foot & Ankle Care regards their patients as family. Each person is treated with compassion, warmth, and understanding. Having foot or ankle issues of any type? Call the team at Absolute Foot & Ankle Care to make an appointment today.

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Absolute Foot & Ankle Clinic provides podiatry services to patients in Northbrook and Crest Hill, Illinois. The board certified staff of Dr. Zinoviy Rabinovich provides foot and ankle care for the whole family, including plantar fasciitis and heel pain treatment, treatment for warts, treatment for nail problems, orthotics, wound care, nail and skin fungal treatment, treatment for foot and ankle injuries, and children's foot care.

The goal at Absolute Foot & Ankle Clinic is to provide the best possible foot and ankle treatment options to each and every patient. The Board Certified podiatrist at Absolute Foot & Ankle Clinic, Dr. Zinoviy Rabinovich, is experienced in minimally invasive treatments, foot and ankle surgery, and in virtually all aspects of foot and ankle care. The team at Absolute Foot & Ankle Care regards their patients as family. Each person is treated with compassion, warmth, and understanding. Having foot or ankle issues of any type? Call the team at Absolute Foot & Ankle Care to make an appointment today.


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We accept Medicare and its supplements and most private (PPO) insurances. Please call our office for verification of your specific insurance plan and benefits. Our list of insurance includes but is not limited to BCBSIL, Medicare and it’s supplements, Humana, Great West, Cigna, United Healthcare, Professional Benefits Administration, Multiplan, Workman's Compensation. We accept all major credit cards, cash and check payments, and offer significant discounts to cash payments.

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    "Looking for a good ankle clinic is never fun, but its great when you find a good doctor. Dr. Robinovich really cares about you."

    Steve A.
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    "Dr. Rabinovich is an awesome doctor. He takes his time to make sure you understand and don't have any questions before you leave. "

    Marleah F.
  • Wellness

    "Zinoviy Rabinovich is an excellent podiatrist and surgeon! He is also friendly and caring about his patients and so is his staff. I would highly recommend this doctor."

    Diana Sutrop
  • Wellness

    "I have seen Zinoviy Rabinovich in his Northbrook office, Absolute Foot and Ankle Clinic several times and have always been highly satisfied with the level of service"

    Peter Morano
  • Wellness

    "Dr. Rabinovich is very knowledgeable and helpful in all aspects of foot care, but what I like best is that he is always personable and has time for my questions"

    Yevgenia
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