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Toenail Fungus Laser Treatment

Banish toenail fungus with laser therapy

Nail fungus—aka onychomycosis of toenails—is a pesky condition. As the fungus takes root and spreads, tackling it becomes tougher, making early intervention key to eliminating it. Our cutting-edge nail fungus laser therapy is the most effective treatment.

How to get rid of nail fungus

Unfortunately, nail fungus won’t go away on its own. Removing nail fungus can be a tedious process. Oral meds pack a punch, but they can also negatively impact your health, with potential side effects including liver damage, poor interaction with other medications, and lengthy treatment time. In many cases, these options fail.

How nail fungus laser treatment works

Using a laser for toenail fungus is a game-changer. 

Here’s how it works. 

  1. The laser beams its way through your nail, gently warming up the nail bed. 
  2. As the temperature climbs beyond what these unwanted guests can tolerate, the fungus is destroyed.(It simply can’t stand the heat.) 
  3. Most people need one treatment. Occasionally, additional treatments are required.  
  4. Once the infected nail grows out, you’ll have a healthy nail again.

Nail fungus laser treatment recovery

Because nail fungus laser treatment involves no surgery and no discomfort, recovery is simple. Slight redness around the nail may appear for up to two days post-treatment, but normal activities can be resumed immediately. The hardest part for many people following nail fungus laser treatment is waiting for a healthy nail to grow in, which usually takes months.

Onychomycosis symptoms

If you’re seeing discolored (often yellowish), thick, cracked nails, you’re not alone. Onychomycosis symptoms like these affect about 14% of the population. Though unsightly, nail fungus symptoms are typically not serious. People who have toenail fungus often have a fungal skin infection on their foot, like athlete’s foot.

What causes onychomycosis?

Nail fungus causes can be hard to pinpoint. Anyone can get a toenail infection, but some are more prone to them, including those with:  
  • Diabetes 
  • A nail or foot trauma
  • A weakened immune system
  • Poor circulation in the legs
  • Fungal skin infections in other parts of the body

How can I prevent a toe fungus infection?

  • Wear breathable socks and shoes to keep feet dry
  • Sprinkle antifungal powder on before putting on shoes 
  • Embrace flip flops in shared spaces like gym showers or pool decks
  • Make sure your nail salon uses proper sterilization procedures

Take the first step in reviving your toenails

Dr. Jared Mallalieu and Dr. Ross VanAntwerp, the clinicians at ProfileMD, offer a free consultation to diagnose your nails and provide you with next steps. Treatment can usually be started the same day as your visit. Get in touch with us for your free, no-obligation consultation.

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