The Impact of Unsightly Toenail Fungus
Toenail fungus infection is the most common cause of yellow, thick and deformed toenails. The nails often become brittle, and tend to separate from the nail bed.The fungus that infects the toenail is usually the same fungus that causes athlete’s foot. The infection usually starts at the tip of the nail and progresses gradually to the nail bed. It can affect a single toenail or several nails on one foot or both feet. The fungus thrives in moist and dark environment, therefore it is more likely to affect toenails than fingernails.
Toenail fungus is a chronic condition that impacts your quality of life. It can even lead to serious health problems for patients with diabetes or immune disorders. The treatment of toenail fungus is difficult because the infection is under the nail, which makes it hard for medications to reach the fungus.
Nail Fungus Treatment Options
Treatment of Toenail Fungus is difficult because the infection lies under the toenail and is difficult to reach by topical medications. Treatments such as antifungal nail polish or oral medications may be associated with side effects or harmful drug interactions. Home remedies such as bleach, vinegar, mouthwash, or tea tree oil are often recommended, but ultimately fail to resolve the problem. Unlike oral medications, the laser treatment targets only the toenail fungus, so there is no risk of liver toxicity or interaction with medications.
Prescription anti-fungal drugs and ointments used to be the most common treatments for nail fungal infections. But today, PinPointe Foot Laser is considered by many doctors as the gold standard of toenail fungus treatment. The Toenail Fungus Laser is penetrating under the nail without damaging the nail or the tissue around the nail. Even if treatment is successful, nail fungus often comes back if proper post-treatment care is not maintained. We recommend applying antifungal medicine on the healthy nails as well as using an anti-fungal shoe spray.
PinPointe Laser: Toenail Fungus Treatment that Actually Works
Laser Nail Therapy clinics have treated and cured over 100,000 patients. Why do patients prefer to treat their nail fungus in our clinics? Simply, because our podiatrists offer the easiest, most effective solution to get rid of toenail fungus. For example, medications need to be applied for over a year and cures less than 10% of the patients. Compare that to a one-hour treatment with our laser with a success rate of about 85%, and you can easily see the most efficient solution to toenail fungus.
Some toenail fungus lasers, such as Cutera™, require 3 treatments to work. But even then, they don’t result in the same level of clear nails as achieved by the Pinpointe Foot Laser. Topicals, such as tea tree oil, Vick’s ointment or anti-fungal nail polish have less than 2% effectiveness, even if applied regularly on the nails for several months.