Nail fungus can also be treated by using lasers which involve focusing laser energy on the infected nail area. The laser light penetrates through the nail and kills all the fungus without affecting the surrounding skin. The main advantage of this method is that it takes a short period of time compared to most of the other remedies.
However, the laser treatment needs to be done by a professional since a mistake might cause further damage to the nail. This type of treatment can be quite expensive and is not covered by most insurance companies. Many feel that the out of pocket expense is worth it since laser treatment has been reported to treat the condition effectively in a shorter period of time.