Your toes are not normal or pretty. They’re embarrassing actually. You’ve spent hours and hours researching causes and symptoms online. By looking at somewhat unappetizing, but no doubt captivating photos, you’ve determined that yes you have all the signs and symptoms of toenail fungus. You’ve learned that onychomycosis (you stand a little straighter because you know this big word is just a fancy term for toenail fungus) is hard to get rid of. You’ve come to the end of your rapidly fraying rope and hang on to the hope of toenail fungus laser treatment, because you’ve tried different treatments and nothing seems to work.
Treatment Fail: Oral Medications
Your doctor prescribed you an antifungal treatment in the form of a pill. You took it for 12 weeks and no results, even after several months. Plus, as soon as you read that liver damage was identified as a possible side effect, you threw those pills away because you like your liver and want to keep it. Oral treatments work by entering the blood stream and attacking the toenail fungus, then slowly replacing the infected portion of the nail. They often have negative side effects and don’t kill the fungus completely. Toenail fungus laser treatment is sounding more and more intriguing.
Treatment Fail: Topical Solutions
These kinds of toenail fungus treatments range from over the counter polishes to antifungal creams to strange at home remedies that are applied directly to the toenails. Many claim they are a quick cure and that you’ll have clear toenails in no time. Of course, as mentioned above, the bottom line is they don’t kill the toenail fungus completely. Plus, who wants to stick their feet in a bucket full of beer (what a waste!), mouthwash, or smother their toes in tea tree oil and other herbal so-called remedies? Toenail fungus laser treatment to the rescue!
Treatment Success: Laser Treatment
Toenail fungus laser treatment is an epic win because most importantly it kills the toenail fungus completely. It works by shining a laser light beam onto the infected nail bed and zapping the pathogens causing the fungus. It’s the best treatment with no reported side effects. You don’t have to remember to take a pill or smear on messy creams. Patients report minimal to no pain, there is no anesthesia involved, and it can be done quickly on your lunch break. It usually takes one to three treatments and then you’ll start seeing results as the toenail begins to grow out.
The toenail fungus laser treatment performed at Adler Footcare is safe, effective and convenient. If you feel like you’ve tried all kinds of treatments and nothing works, contact us for a free consultation to have your nails evaluated. To learn more about toenail fungus laser treatment watch this video in our patient education library. Our New York Podiatrists are ready and willing to help you have healthier looking toenails again. We believe feet shouldn’t hurt and neither should their treatment.