Are you suffering from a toenail fungus infection and can’t seem to find effective treatment? Look no further. At Laser Nail Therapy, our doctors specialize in Laser Fungus Removal in Brooklyn, NY. We offer free consultations where you may come in, the doctor will examine you. They will determine if it’s a fungus and if it is then you may proceed with treatment options.
Call us today to schedule a free consultation with our doctor near you. We have multiple offices in the Brooklyn, NY area to best serve you.
What is Toenail Fungus?
Toenail fungus becomes bothersome when there is an overgrown fungus under the toenails. This occurs if you come in contact with someone who has an exciting infection. Commonly, infections are contracted by sharing shoes, visiting public places barefoot, or getting a pedicure with unsanitized instruments.
Fungus thrives in dark, moist, and warm environments. A sweaty shoe is a perfect environment for the fungus to grow and multiply. Luckily with proper treatment, the infection may be fully eliminated.
How Does the Treatment Work?
During the treatment, our nail doctor will go over each of your nails with the laser light in a grid pattern. The laser light wavelength targets the fungus. This causes the fungus to die due to heat damage. Since the laser light targets the fungus only it will not hurt the nail or surrounding skin.
There is no pain associated with our treatment. Most patients will feel a slight pin prick or a warming sensation during the treatment. Also, our treatment requires no downtime. Right after the treatment, patients will be able to resume all regular activities.
Common Toenail Fungus Symptoms
There are a few common toenail fungus symptoms that most people experience when they get infected. The most common symptom is discoloration of the toenail. Most people see yellowing discoloration on their nails. Others may experience white streaks or cloudiness over the nail. In extreme cases, some nails can become a black number. The discoloration of the nail isn’t always all over the nail. Sometimes it can be on just half of your nail or just a small section of the nail.
Another common symptom of toenail fungus is the thickness of the nail. Some nails become very thick making it difficult to trim your nails. This can cause pain in your toe as it’ll press against closed-toed shoes while wearing them for an extended period of time. Also, it can lead to the toenail fungus infection spreading to your other nails as you are not maintaining your toenails.
Other symptoms can include the brittleness of nails. Some nails can become detached from the nail bed. Others just break easily and won’t allow the nail to grow in properly. It is important to pay attention to toenail fungus symptoms. Do not ignore the signs as the infection can spread and get worse. It is better to treat it as soon as you realize you are infected. Laser fungus removal in Brooklyn would be the best treatment option for toenail fungus.
Nail Fungus Prevention
Prevention of nail fungus is important. One way of getting a nail fungus is skin-to-skin contact with people who already have it or other fungal infections on their skin such as Athlete’s foot. Another way of getting fungi in your nails is through objects. You can get nail fungus by walking barefoot in a warm and moist area such as a public pool, or by sharing an infected nail clipper or shoes.
In addition to those conditions above, simply age can be a factor too – older adults are more prone to get fungal nail infections. If you have these conditions above, be extra careful with the fungal nail infection. If you notice any changes in your nails, ask your doctor immediately.
What causes a toenail fungus infection?
The fungus can live in the layer of dead skin around your nails, in the space under your nail, and in the nails themselves. Fungal nail infections often result from damage to the nail plate or the surrounding area. Skin infections or athlete’s foot invades the nail, causing the infection. Up to 30 percent of patients with fungal nail infections also have fungal skin infections. Hot, sweaty feet in fully enclosed shoes provide the ideal warm, damp environment for fungus to grow and multiply.
Factors that increase the risk of nail infections are:
- nail damage (e.g.: activities that cause trauma to the nail)
- medical that weaken the immune system
- general poor health
- walking barefoot in public areas
Medical conditions like diabetes and poor circulation can create the potential for worsening conditions such as secondary bacterial infections. The fungus can thrive when the foot is contained in warm, damp shoes for a long time. Poor foot hygiene, walking on contaminated floors and the use of badly sterilized nail cutting and filing equipment are other ways the feet can be exposed to the fungus.
Our Laser Treatment for Effective Laser Fungus Removal in Brooklyn
Toenail fungus treatments in Brooklyn, NY can vary. If you have caught nail fungus, it can be easily treated using the FDA-approved PinPointe laser, which typically only takes on treatment. Other treatments like topical solutions and oral medication are not as effective. Topical solutions have an extremely low cure rate. This is because the solution does not penetrate all the way through the nail bed. This is because it can lead to liver toxicity. You would need to have consistent blood tests throughout the course of taking the medication.
Our nail doctor in Brooklyn, NY recommends this treatment for toenail fungus. The PinPointe Laser treatment has the highest cure rate in the market. It has no side effects and no recovery period. As a result, you can go about your daily activities right after the treatment. Also, there’s no pain.
If you have any signs of nail fungus, call us at 800-672-0625 at our Brooklyn, NY location, or visit our website for more information on our doctors at one of our over 150 locations.