Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus
Toenail fungus affects nearly twenty percent of the population according to the Cleveland Clinic. The Podiatry Group of Georgia is very excited to now be able to offer laser treatment for this frustrating, embarrassing and often times painful nail disorder. This treatment is fast, pain free, and allows patients to walk out the door and return to normal activity. Recent clinical studies have shown the effective rate of laser therapy to be upwards of 88%.
Laser treatment is drug free and often times only requires one treatment. It is effective on all types of fungus. The treatment takes 30 minutes in the comfort of our office.
Ways to Detect Toenail Fungus
During a toenail fungal infection the nail becomes discolored, thick and sometimes crumbly. These infections can go on for years and sometimes result in a secondary bacterial infection of the toe. Having an toenail fungus infection can result in extreme pain and discomfort. If you think toenail fungus is something you might have, it is important to seek a professional to ensure the infection does not worsen.
During laser treatment, energy from the laser is directed at the cells embedded in the toenail causing the infection and vaporizes them. This treatment does typically provide permanent results that will be visible as the nail grows out.
If the nail is unsightly we are now also offering in conjunction with the nail treatment Keryflex Nail Restoration. This is a polymer resin with activators that creates a durable , flexible artificial nail this is a natural looking artificial nail that can be used to replace your fungal nail while a new nail grows in seamlessly replacing the artificial nail. After this treatment you will feel a lot better about the overall look of your toenails.