Are you embarrassed to wear sandals or flip-flops because your toes are discolored and crusty? Toenail fungus is very prevalent and may be quite unattractive. The good news is that you do not have to suffer in silence. There are treatment alternatives available, and it is now easier than ever to get rid of that fungus for good. One of the most promising treatments for toenail fungus is laser therapy, but is it good for you?
Toenail fungus, also known as onychomycosis, is a type of fungus that thrives in damp, dark environments. It feeds on keratin, the protein that makes up your toes and fingernails (as well as your hair and eyelashes). This fungus causes the nail to thicken, turn yellow, become deformed, and eventually crumble. It is also capable of spreading to other toes and even to other people.
Toenail fungus infections have various distinct symptoms, including:
A strong laser is focused on the affected toe, penetrating the nail to reach the fungal infection below. This process effectively kills the fungus causing the infection and helps your nails recover to their original color and thickness. It is important to note that you will most likely require at least two treatments, and the benefits will not be noticeable for two months following the therapy. Most patients need at least a year for their nails to recover completely without any imperfections.
There are currently two types of laser devices available: blue light lasers and carbon-dioxide lasers (CO2), both of which are effective in treating toenail fungal infections. Further research revealed a high success rate and a 91% reduction in symptoms after six months.
It's crucial to thoroughly consult our board-certified podiatrist. Call West Point Aesthetic Center at (909) 281-9512 to determine if you're a suitable candidate for the treatment. This consultation will provide you with valuable information about your specific situation.
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