New Study on Toenail Fungus Laser Treatment Shows Over 90% Success Rate

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Adler Footcare of Greater New York recently conducted a clinical study involving more than 200 toes over a 14-month period, all of which tested positive for toenail fungus. After being treated using the LightPod Neo Nd: YAG laser by Aerolase the results showed over a 90% success rate.

Toenail fungus laser treatment

Toenail fungus laser treatment

At Adler Footcare, we believe feet shouldn't hurt and neither should their treatment." -Dr. Jeffrey Adler

Dr. Jeffrey Adler, Medical/Surgical Director and Owner of Adler Footcare, recently presented at the Aerolase International Clinical Summit 2013 held in New York on October 19 about a study recent performed at Adler Footcare using toenail fungus laser treatment that resulted in over a 90% success rate in patients with toenail fungus.

The clinical study method focused on 200 toes over a 14-month period, all of which tested positive for toenail fungus (Onychomycosis). The LightPod Neo Nd: YAG laser by Aerolase was used for two treatments spaced 30 days apart. Once the laser treatment was performed the patients also used a topical antifungal treatment to help protect the nail from re-infection. A UV shoe tree was also used to keep shoes clean and help prevent re-infection by making sure that any fungal bacteria was destroyed in shoes the patients wore prior to treatment.

Once the treatments were completed a post-op was done to test for the presence of fungus. The results showed that 90% of patients tested negative for toenail fungus. Of the 10% that tested positive, 80% of them tested negative after the course of treatments was repeated.

“At Adler Footcare, we use a very careful protocol to make sure we aren’t treating you for something you don’t have,” said Dr. Jeffrey Adler. “That’s why we do the pathology first to make sure you have toenail fungus before recommending the laser treatment. We take great pride in our patients and treat them with the highest standards of patient care.”

Toenail fungus affects about 35 million people worldwide. Toenail fungus laser treatment is a minimally invasive procedure that shines a laser light beam onto the infected area of the nail and kills the pathogens causing the infection. It’s FDA approved, safe, fast, and there are minimal to no side effects. Patients start seeing results as soon as the new nail begins to grow out.

To learn more about toenail fungus and treatment options call (646) 783-1477 or schedule a free consultation with a New York podiatrist at Adler Footcare.

About Adler Footcare of Greater New York
Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler, Medical/Surgical Director and owner of Adler Footcare of Greater New York has been practicing podiatric medicine since 1979 and has performed thousands of foot and ankle surgeries. Dr. Adler is board certified in Podiatric Surgery and Primary Podiatric Medicine by the American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry. Dr. Adler is also a Professor of Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery for the Academy of Ambulatory Foot & Ankle Surgeons. As one of only several in the country who perform minimally invasive podiatric surgery, Dr. Adler’s patients enjoy significantly reduced recovery times. Learn more about Adler Footcare of Greater New York at

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