Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus
If you have toenail fungus, we now have a laser that can treat this annoying problem. The treatment is simple and noninvasive, with no pain or downtime. And, it doesn’t require any long-term oral or topical medications as required in the past. The laser beam travels through the nail to the level of the nail fungus and kills the fungus instantly. The laser aims at the fungus in the toenail that basically vaporizes it while leaving your skin unharmed.
Until recently, lasers were not always effective in treating toenail fungus. However, the new lasers on the market, as is the laser at LaserMed Skin & Vein Clinic, are achieving high success rates for all of their patients treated. Typically 2-4 treatments are required based on the severity and cost varies depending on the extensiveness and severity. The treatment only takes about 30 minutes and is painless.
Do You Have Toenail Fungus?
The normal symptoms are discolored nails that often turn yellow or even brownish in color. They can become thick, hard and crusty looking. The shape of the nail can even change, become crooked and debris can get under the nail. Nails can even become loose enough to become detached.
The Mayo Clinic reports permanent toenail damage as a complication of a toenail fungal infection. Since toenail fungus is an infection it is important to seek medical treatment if you experience any pain as the infection may have spread on to the foot.
If you have toenail fungus, you’re not alone. Nearly 70% of people suffer from one to 10 toes being affected by the condition. Once the fungus gets under a toenail, it’s difficult to treat. Topical solutions don’t always work and oral medications carry a risk of side effects and can be hard on the body. Fortunately, Dr. Jean Chapman has a laser than can effectively treat toenail fungus and is painless and side-effect free.
Each patient is unique; therefore, results may vary.
If you have been embarrassed to show your toes, now is the time to go barefooted again! Schedule a complimentary consultation at LaserMed Skin & Vein Center to find out more about laser toenail treatment. LaserMed is located in Alpharetta and attracts patients from all over north Atlanta communities.