Although other options are available, laser treatment presents none of the risks and harmful side effects of oral anti-fungal medications. This convenient, in-office procedure typically takes only about 30 minutes to perform. Treatment with the Nd-Yag laser targets and kills the fungus, while leaving the skin and nail intact. It is pain-free and requires no anesthesia. Clinical studies show no adverse side effects. There is no harm to the nail or the surrounding skin. Following laser treatment, regular nail care can resume. It usually requires only 1 or 2 treatments. In fact, clinical studies show that after a single treatment, more than 70% of patients treated experience.