If you're like most people, you probably spend a lot of time thinking about your toenails. You paint them, trim them, and generally try to take good care of them. But one thing that you may not have thought about is toenail fungus.
Toenail fungus is a common condition that affects millions of people every year. Also known as onychomycosis, fungus penetrates the nail and cause it to become yellow, brittle, and crumbly.
For years, the “gold standard" for treating nail fungus was Lamisil. It is an oral medication taken one week out of every month for a year. Lamisil can be harsh on the liver; therefore it is not a viable option for many people.
The good news is that there are now several effective treatments for toenail fungus, including laser therapy. Laser therapy is a new treatment that promotes healthy nail growth by increasing the circulation to the area. It's safe, painless, quick, and effective. Here's what you need to know about laser therapy for toenail fungus.
How Does Laser Therapy Work?
Laser therapy works by directing focused light energy at the infecting fungi causing the nail infection. The light energy from the laser disrupts the cells of the fungi and kills it. This leaves the surrounding tissue unharmed making it a safe and effective treatment method.
Is Laser Therapy Painful?
No! There is no pain associated with laser therapy as it does not damage any of the surrounding tissue or nerve endings.
What are the Benefits of Laser Therapy?
There are many benefits of laser therapy including:
- It's safe
- It's painless
- It's quick
- It's effective
- It doesn't require any oral medication
- There are no side effects
Important Note: Laser treatment is not recommended for people who are pregnant or have active cancer.
If you're looking for an effective way to get rid of toenail fungus, then laser therapy may be right for you. So, if you're tired of dealing with yellow, brittle nails, give laser therapy a try! You can call our office at 859-264-1141 or schedule an appointment online with our team of experts to discuss your treatment options.