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Fungus Laser Treatment
Millions of Americans suffer from toenail fungus (Onychomycosis). It can be unsightly,
uncomfortable and embarrassing. It affects both men and women, does not discriminate
by race, and most often occurs in adults.
While anyone can get toenail fungus, you are more at risk if you live or work in
a hot, humid place, wear shoes that keep your feet sweaty and moist, or if you have
diabetes or a compromised vascular or immune system. Fungus can spread from person
to person, and you can contract it from going barefoot in public shower, by the pool,
locker gym, nail/spa salons, or hard surfaces.
Once a fungus becomes entrenched in the toenail, it is difficult, if not close to
impossible to treat the fungus because it is difficult to reach. Past treatments
include antifungal creams, lotions and nail polish. These topical medications have
a low success rate and can take up to a year to show any improvement in the condition
of the nail.
Oral medications are available, but they can put your liver at risk and do not have
a high level of success. There can be serious side effects from these pills, and
blood tests are necessary to monitor your liver function while you are taking them.
Unfortunately, they may not get rid of the infection.
Can You Finally Get Rid of Toenail Fungus?
A new low-level laser for toenail fungus was introduced in the fall of 2008. This
low laser light treatment for toenail fungus is getting national attention as a non-invasive
treatment for this unsightly condition, and has a reported effective rate of approximately
85% and poses virtually no risk to the patient. We are excited to introduce a Second
Generation Laser patented exclusively at our office.
Please call our office at 214-618-3750 for an appointment or more information. *