Fungal toenail infections are as common as they are unwelcome. That’s why Precision Laser offers laser-based toenail fungus removal. There, their staff of trained and certified specialists helps patients restore health to their toenails, so they can wear sandals with confidence.
Toenail Fungus Removal Q & A
What is toenail fungus?
Toenail fungus is a type of infection that causes fungus to grow underneath your nail bed. You can spot toenail fungus in its early stages by looking for spots underneath the tips of your nails that look white or yellow.
As the fungal infection develops further, it leads to a number of symptoms, including:
- Toenails with yellow, white, or brown discoloration
- Thickened toenails
- Toenail edges that are brittle and crumbly
Toenail fungus affects a variety of people, but it’s most common in older and highly active people. Age, heavy sweating, athlete’s foot, diabetes, and walking barefoot in shared, damp areas all increase your risk for toenail fungus.
Can toenail fungus be treated?
Absolutely. Some people try topical treatments, but these often rub off in your shoes, rendering them only minimally effective. There are also oral medications designed to stop the infection, but they come with side effects.
Precision Laser offers a safe, highly effective alternative: laser-based toenail fungus removal.
How does laser toenail fungus removal work?
Precision Laser uses the Astanza laser to target the affected toenail with intense pulsed light. This laser light energy moves through your toenail to the fungus living on your nail bed, heating it to destroy it.
A single laser toenail fungus removal treatment is usually sufficient to destroy the fungus causing your toenail’s infection. That said, some resistant strains of toenail fungus require multiple treatments. Precision Laser offers as many treatments as you need to get healthy, normal toenails.
Once the fungus is killed off, your nail continues to grow; you don’t have to worry about losing any toenails with this treatment. Once your nail grows out long enough to trim away any of it that was affected by the fungus, you’re left with completely healthy toenails.
What should I expect during toenail fungus removal?
The Astanza laser is both highly effective and designed for your comfort. Treatment usually takes 20 minutes or less. During it, you might feel a warming sensation at your toes, but most patients report that the treatment is pain-free.