Davis Foot & Ankle Center one of the most advanced lasers available for the safe and effective treatment of onychomycosis, more commonly known as toenail fungus.
About Toenail Fungus Treatments
Nail Fungus infections are ugly and embarrassing – the nail becomes thickened, yellow, and hard to cut. Toenail fungus infection is very common; it affects about 15% of the U.S. population. Nail fungus infection can be very difficult to treat. Until recently, the most effective treatment was taking pills that might cause liver toxicity and therefore require periodic blood tests.
However, several years of research gave rise to a much safer solution – Toenail Fungus Laser Treatment. This safe, quick and painless treatment has proven to be extremely effective in eliminating toenail fungus.
How the Laser Works
Laser treatment is an effective method of eliminating nail infections and restoring clear nails. Many patients experience complete recovery and most experience at least some visible improvement. There are no anesthetics, no side effects and no downtime. The treatment typically takes about 20 to 30 minutes per session.
With laser treatment, the laser light passes through the nail and the surrounding tissue. The laser light is absorbed by the pigment in the fungi, which causes the pigment to heat, and this heat kills or damages the fungal organism. This can result in the nail growing normally. Several treatments over the course of a few months are needed to ensure the best results.