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Laser Treatment For Toenail Fungus

If you have toenail fungus, laser treatment might be for you. Onychomycosis, which is a fungal infection of the nail, causes:

  • Discoloration
  • Flaky debris
  • Detachment of Nail
  • Shape and Texture Changes

If you have any of these signs, laser treatment may be an option for you.

How Does Laser Treatment Get Rid Of Fungus

The laser penetrates through the toenail, to the nail bed tissue underneath where the fungus is located. The laser device sends heat signals to the tissue. When the heat is absorbed by the fungal cells, it kills the microbe.

Each laser brand differs in the method used to treat nails, but generally heat energy is used to eliminate the infection. Pulsation of the laser or using specific wavelengths can minimize the heating of the skin. While some patients have success with only one treatment, additional sessions might be needed to remove the infection completely.

Tips On How To Prevent Toenail Fungus

Fungus grows in moist environments. To help prevent fungus from causing an infection in the toenail, try these tips:

  • Keep feet dry
  • Always wear sandals/shoes when showering in public place
  • Wear synthetic socks that do not hold moisture
  • Don’t pick at the skin around toes
  • Don’t put anything on the infected toenail

Taking Care Of Fungus

Although fungus can be extremely difficult to get rid of, laser treatment might be the best course of treatment if you have toenail fungus. Talk to your doctor today about laser treatment for your toenails. 

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