Anti Fungal Laser Therapy

What is a Fungal nail infection?

Most Fungi and bacteria are normally present in your body, but they don’t produce infection except when they overgrow. Nail fungus is also known as Onychomycosis or tinea ungums, is a common condition that begins as a white or yellow spot under the tip of your fingernail or toenail. Fungal infections normally develop over time so as the fungal infection goes deeper, your nail becomes discolored, thicken, and crumbled. Fungi like warm and moist environments, like inside of your shoes, so this type of environment can cause them to grow faster. When fungus infects the skin of your feet, it’s called athlete’s foot or tinea pedis. Nail infection is usually very persistent and requires complicated treatment to restore the clear nail. In addition, Toenail Fungus Infections may cause embarrassment because of the deformed nails.

Symptoms

Nail fungus can affect fingernails, but it’s more common in toenails. Fungal nail infection can develop in people at any age, but it’s more common in older adults. If you see one or more of these symptoms in your nails, you may have nail fungus:

  • Thickened
  • Whitish, yellowish, or brownish discoloration
  • Smelling slightly foul
  • Brittle, crumbly, or ragged
  • Distorted in shape
  • lift off from the nail bed
  • A dark color, caused by debris building up under your nail

Treatment options:

Your doctor may prescribe an oral or topical antifungal medication. Most of the over-the-counter products do not provide reliable results.

Topical solutions are effective for early infections when your nail thickening is minimal, and your infection is superficial. With thicker nails and deeper fungal infections, oral medication after necessary blood work may be considered. Another solution is laser treatment of fungal toenails, which can be used in conjunction with, or as an alternative to, oral or topical antifungal therapy. Laser treatments are one of the most effective ways to treat toenail fungus. Often in as little as one treatment, patients will see clear, beautiful nails begin to appear. Toenails grow slowly, however, and the damaged nail must be given time to grow out and be cut off before the whole nail will look perfectly restored Laser treatment is an excellent alternative for several reasons, such as:

  • Little Discomfort. Laser therapy doesn’t require patients to take anesthesia and the process of performing laser toenail fungus removal causes very little if any discomfort to the patient.

  • Simple Procedure. Laser treatments take between 15 and 45 minutes to perform, depending on the patient’s overall severity. One treatment is enough for most patients to experience successful results. Patients who need more than one treatment must wait a few weeks between treatments.

  • Fast Results. Laser therapy for treating toenail fungus is a fast treatment option. Patients receive fast results due to the laser’s ability to immediately kill the fungus and you can have a new, healthy toenail in 4 months or less

  • Minimal Side Effects. Patients will experience minimal or no negative side effects when choosing to treat their toenail fungus problems utilizing the latest in laser toenail fungus therapy technology. This makes this a completely safe medical procedure to address and treat ongoing and/or severe toenail fungus problems.

  • No Recovery Time. There is no “recovery time” after the procedure as the patient is able to resume normal activities without any restrictions

Who is Eligible or Recommended for Laser Toenail Therapy?

In other words, are there any patients who are not recommended for laser nail fungus removal? Patients not approved to undergo laser nail fungus removal include those who have pigmented lesions or ingrown toenails, or anyone diagnosed with diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, peripheral vascular disease, or arterial insufficiency.

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