Laser Services

Laser Therapy for Pain

A quick and painless, conservative pain relief treatment with results in just minutes.

What is Laser Therapy?

Laser therapy is a therapeutic device that converts light into biochemical energy in order to return cells to normal function, which causes symptoms and pain to disappear.

Treatments are performed by placing the laser in direct contact with the skin. The healing energy goes into the skin while the laser interacts with molecules and also enhances the body's natural healing process.

In short, patients feel better faster with healing potential at the same time.

Laser therapy is known for many benefits, including:

  • Advanced Wound Healing
  • Advanced Cell Growth and Tissue Repair
  • Lesser Fibrous Tissue
  • Inflammation Reduction
  • Pain Reduction
  • Better Vascular Activity
  • Higher Metabolic Rates
  • Better Nerve Function

Patients have been pleased with laser pain therapy because there are no drug interactions, it's quick and...most important...the therapy itself is painless and effective. In fact, oftentimes, the pain relief is almost immediate.

What conditions benefit from MLS Laser Therapy?
  • Heel Pain - Plantar Fasciitis & Achilles Tendonitis
  • Neuropathy
  • Arthritis in any joint
  • Foot & Ankle Injuries
  • Surgical Sites
What does it feel like?

The procedure uses a cold laser, so there is no pain during treatment.

How long does a treatment take?

The procedure is done in just minutes!

How many treatments do I need to see results?

Many patients see results after just one treatment! Typically, 3-10 treatments can give optimal results.

How long do the effects last?

For most patients, the laser treatments give substantial pain relief. Many patients do not need to return for laser treatments after their initial round. Chronic issues such as arthritis are degenerative, and may need additional treatments periodically to keep pain and inflammation at bay.

Will insurance cover it?

Although insurance does not currently cover laser therapy, Care Credit, Health Savings Accounts and Flex Spending Accounts will cover the procedure.


If you are interested in laser therapy for pain relief, call our office at 859-264-1141 or make an appointment online to learn more about your options.

Remember, when you see a Groupon or flash sale for laser services for toenails to call and ask questions. Often, these ‘sale’ prices are not the great deal you think you’re getting. Many times, the sale price is for one visit only. Or, the facility performing the procedure is ‘re-purposing’ a laser (that is used for hair removal, etc) that is not specific or strong enough to penetrate through the nail and into the nail bed.

Laser Therapy for Fungus

So many of our patients come to us embarrassed to wear sandals because they’re afraid someone may think poorly of them when they see the condition of their toenails.

We know exactly how how you feel because we treat patients that say the same thing every day. We are proud to be among the first podiatrists in Kentucky to use laser therapy for treating yellow, crumbly, thick and unattractive nails.

How Does It Work?

Our HyperBlue Laser is FDA cleared for the treatment of Onychomycosis (toenail fungus), as well as for other causes of dystrophic toenails such as trauma or auto-immune disorders. The laser treatment is:

  • painless,
  • has no harmful side effects and
  • can be performed quickly.

Laser therapy is not for everyone, so it’s important to be evaluated by a podiatric physician to evaluate the level of damage to the nail and determine if you are a candidate.

Remember, that the earlier you detect and treat fungus, the better your chances are of once again achieving beautiful sandal-worthy toenails.




Will this help MY toenails?

Toenail fungus is notoriously tough to treat. Laser therapy, when included in a comprehensive treatment plan suited to your individual case, is highly effective.

If you have this problem, I most definitely recommend that you come in and get the laser treatments and let Lexington Podiatry get you back on your feet and back in your open-toed shoes and your flip flops…if Dr. Freels will allow you to wear them!

Conchita Everman, patient
Watch Conchita describe her experience and see her laser therapy results!

Podiatrists specialize in the treatment of all things feet and have the most advanced technology available for your fungal toenails.

How much does this cost?

The prices below include laser therapy treatments on the affected toes once every 30 days, for 3 months in a row. 

  • 1-2 Nails $350  (Total cost of three laser therapy treatments)
  • 3-4 Nails $490  (Total cost of three laser therapy treatments)
  • 5-6 Nails $600  (Total cost of three laser therapy treatments)
  • 7-8 Nails $700  (Total cost of three laser therapy treatments)
  • 9-10 Nails $800  (Total cost of three laser therapy treatments)
Can we bill insurance?

Although insurance does not currently cover laser therapy, Care Credit, Health Savings Accounts and Flex Spending Accounts will cover the procedure.

Maintenance Option

Not all nail fungus responds to laser treatment the same, therefore Lexington Podiatry gives no guarantee of outcome. Some patients choose the maintenance option at their 6 month assessment to maintain clearing of nails or to continue treatment on an advanced case. *Retreat all 10 toes for $110 total every 6 months.

Before - Laser Therapy After - Laser Therapy

If you are experiencing foot pain, call our office or make an online appointment


Accepted Insurance Providers

There may be providers, plans and coverage not included on this list. We will help you with navigating the options for coverage and costs. We also accept HSA, Flex accounts, Care Credit and prompt pay pricing for treatment at the clinic and surgical procedures. We do not accept Medicaid or CareSource plans at this time. Visit our New Patient page for more details.