Toenail fungus is a very common infection for which there is no magical cure.Topical and oral medications have traditionally been used to treat the condition, but they often have a very low cure rate, so suffers are often confused about how to eliminate toenail fungus. Fortunately, there are now various lasers available to help stop nail fungus in its tracks.
About Toenail Fungus
Toenail fungus or onychomycosis is generally characterized by thick, discolored nails that are white or yellowish in color. The affected nails are also fragile and brittle and break very easily, and the nail bed often gets quite dark. The condition is not normally painful, but if the nail becomes very thick, it will rub against the shoes and cause some discomfort.
Laser nail fungus removal
Lasers are an effective way to eliminate toenail fungus, because the bacteria that causes the infection is heat sensitive. Treatment is convenient, and there are no harmful side-effects. Also, no anesthesia is required.
The laser emits intense light that is focused on the nail bed where the fungi are active. The heat from the laser kills the fungus, but it will take time for the nail to grow out. It typically takes about 3 treatment sessions to treat toenail fungus. Each session lasts for about 45 minutes.
Patients are advised to take certain precautions after treatment in order to avoid re-infection. In particular, they are advised to dry feet thoroughly after bathing, and make every effort to keep feet dry.
If you think you may have a nail fungus, then visit your physician to identify the problem, and learn how to eliminate toenail fungus. At the Serenity Med Spa, San Francisco, CA, they offer laser nail fungus removal using the Cynosure Pinpoint Laser. You can schedule your appointment with Dr. Lisa Kang online at http://www.serenitymedspa.com/contact.