Nail fungus, also called onychomycosis, is a common condition estimated to affect up to 20% of the population. Dermatiphytes are the fungi most commonly responsible for causing this nail fungus.  They are specialized organisms that live off of keratin, which is the main component of nails and skin.

Whats Does Toenail Fungus Feel Like?

Onychomycosis causes a thickened, yellow, or cloudy toenail appearance.  The nail can become rough and crumbly, or can separate from the nail bed.  There is usually no pain or bodily symptoms…unless the disease is severe. Everyone is at risk for infection because fungus is present everywhere in the environment.

The Impact of Unsightly Toenail Fungus

Nail fungus is a chronic condition that impacts your quality of life and can even lead to serious health problems for patients with diabetes or immune disorders. The treatment of nail infection is difficult because the infection is under and inside of the nail, which makes it hard for other treatments to reach and destroy the infection.

Treating Toenail Fungus

Treatment for toenail fungus, such as medicated nail polish or oral medications, may be associated with side effects or serious drug interactions. Home remedies such as using bleach, vinegar, mouthwash, or household cleaners to resolve the problem are often tried but, ultimately, fail to resolve it.

Laser Therapy for Toenail Fungus

Give your feet something to smile about from toe to toe. Laser therapy can treat toenail fungus faster and safer than traditional treatment. It is safe, effective and easy to be treated. Toenail fungus can be stubborn. The laser can get the fungus beneath the toenail. 

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Benefits of Using Laser to Treat Toenail Fungus

  • FDA Cleared
  • Breakthrough patented laser technology
  • Proven clinical results
  • Vaporizes the pathogens that cause the fungus
  • Very minimal to no discomfort
  • No anesthesia
  • No harmful UV radiation
  • Quick and safe
  • No drugs or side effects
  • Does not harm nail bed or surrounding skin
  • No recovery time
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Nathan Ivey
Experienced Albuquerque podiatrist specializing in preventing and treating foot and ankle pain.