You no longer need to feel embarrassed to wear open-toe shoes and sandals – or just go barefoot – because of toenail fungus or discoloration.
Elite Foot & Ankle Associates is the area’s leader in restoring nails back to health, providing a natural and luminous appearance.
Class IV laser therapy is one of the most safe and effective ways to treat toenail fungus (onychomycosis)!
Laser therapy penetrates the nail bed and kills the fungus living underneath the nail – without pain and without any harmful side effects.
When the colony of fungus under the nail is “attacked” by the laser, the elements that make it grow and thrive are destroyed. This allows your nail bed to begin growing new, healthy nail. Nails that won’t give you feelings of discomfort or embarrassment!
Laser therapy is a quick and easy treatment allowing patients to relax during the procedure.
What is Onychomycosis?
Fungal foot infections. They can create major discomfort and even embarrassment. They are also EXTREMELY COMMON; affecting millions of people each year.
Additionally, fungus is easily spread. Individuals with fungus may have contracted it through shared bathroom space, public locker rooms, showers, and pools, shared clothing or shoes, even carpeting.
For some, fungus is simply genetic. When this is the case, treatment can become even more difficult given the likelihood of reoccurrence.
One of the most prevalent types of fungal foot infections directly affects your toenails. This type of condition is known as onychomycosis.
You may have onychomycosis if you notice any of the following symptoms:
• yellow or other discoloration of your toenails
• thickened or brittle toenails
• an unpleasant odor coming from the nail area
It’s not uncommon to feel discomfort and embarrassment due to the unsightly appearance and these symptoms of onychomycosis.
Fungal nail affects nearly 10% of the US population.
While many find the condition to be, simply, an eye sore, fungal nail can also lead to a larger problems incuding:
• infection of other toenails
• infecting friends and family
• increased pain
• ingrown toenails
Individuals with diabetes are also more susceptible to fungal nail given their compromised immune systems.
Treatment for nail fungus is best with microdrilling of the nail (done on first appointment) followed by three laser treatments done once a month for three months. During the three months of laser we recommend application of Tolcylen antifungal kit daily. This method has about an 80% effective rate all without having to take medication.