Strolling along the beach with your toes in the sand. Picnicking barefoot in the cool grass. Sitting beside the lake and splashing your feet in the water. Snapping along the street in your flip-flops. Laughing at the tan lines on your feet after a long day in the sun. Without a doubt, summer is the best time of the year for feet. But unfortunately, people who suffer from nail fungus cannot often enjoy these simple, warm-weather pleasures. The embarrassing problem can be difficult to hide in the summertime, but why should you let a little fungus ruin your fun? Before you give up hope, explore laser treatment for nail fungus. It’s quick, effective, and oh so easy.
Laser Treatment for Nail Fungus
Onychomycosis is a tremendously common fungal infection that affects fingernails and (more commonly) toenails. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, it affects about 12% of Americans, many of who are genetically prone to it (source). Swimmers and athletes are also very prone to nail fungus, because their feet are often damp and barefoot, and fungus thrives in dark and wet environments.
Although the problem is primarily cosmetic, it can become more serious over time. For example, it could cause your nails to grow abnormally or cause pain when you walk. Not to mention, of course, the fact that you will likely need to avoid public pools, public showers, and open-toe sandals. Luckily, there is a cure!
Laser therapy is an innovative and effective way to treat nail fungus. Unlike oral medications and topical creams, this technology targets the fungi directly. The specially designed laser is directed across the nail, where it can penetrate the nail bed and kill the responsible fungi within and under the toenail. Amazingly, it will not damage the nail itself or the surrounding skin.
Although the toenail won’t become instantly clear and healthy, it will show great progress within a few months, following multiple treatments. After your treatment, to prevent the fungus from growing back, consider using an anti-fungal powder in your shoes to decrease the amount of moisture. You should also avoid wearing wet shoes and putting wet feet into socks.
- Laser treatment sessions are quick, taking between 30 and 60 minutes.
- The treatments are painless for most people (some will experience a warming sensation or a pricking feeling).
- You won’t suffer any of the side effects of oral or topical medications.
- Laser treatment is even more effective when used in combination with anti-fungal oils.
Are you suffering from nail fungus? If you live in southwest Missouri, let DermaHealth help you eliminate this unsightly and distressing problem. Using our effective lasers, we can quickly and inexpensively reduce your nail fungus with just three treatments. Plus, our Formula 3® and FFN ctf anti-fungal oils, which are applied to nails one to two weeks before and during treatment, will penetrate the nail bed and help destroy the fungus. If you would prefer not to use laser treatments, you can also use the oil on its own (though you will have to wait longer to achieve optimum results).
To get started, please give us a call at 417-447-7777 or schedule a free consultation online. We would be happy to help!