Your feet are often visible if you’re not hiding them in socks and shoes. For this reason, a problem such as a toenail fungus can be quite annoying. At Laser Nail Therapy, our team of doctors provides specialized nail fungus treatment in Colorado. We have offices in Fort Collins, Longmont, as well as Broomfield. If you live in Colorado and you’re looking for nail fungus treatment don’t hesitate to call us at 800-672-0625 and schedule a free consultation today!
Why did I get a toenail fungus infection?
This is a common question everyone asks themselves once diagnosed to have toenail fungus. What most likely happened is that you came in contact with the fungus and it infected the toenail or the skin under the toenail. Most nail infections occur in the toenails because they’re usually in a closed, moist, dark environment. Wearing shoes and not changing them often may be a large cause of how fungus may spread.
Toes typically have less blood flow than fingers which puts them at a greater risk for these kinds of infections. The most effective and painless way to treat toenail fungus is by laser.
How can I identify Toenail fungus disease?
The following symptoms are very common once nails are infected with fungus:
- Discoloration of the surface of the nails.
- Thickening of the nails.
- Nails that are very brittle and start crumbling.
- A cheese-like smell coming from the nails.
Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus
According to multiple studies, it is evident that ND YAG 1064 nm is the most effective type of laser for treating toenail fungus. Moreover, the PinPointe laser that we use has a spot size of 1 mm and the treatment typically lasts 15-30 minutes depending on the severity of the infection.
It is extremely important to prepare patients with realistic expectations. These expectations will depend on the severity of the infection. In addition, it’s important to be aware that no treatment is 100% guaranteed. From our experience, over 80% of our patients had a complete or moderate clearance of nails after just one treatment.
After the treatment is performed it is extremely important that patients continue to use post-treatment care products. This will prevent them from reinfection. Some people are more susceptible to nail fungus. The best method is to use an antifungal lacquer which acts as a shield to prevent reinfection and we also recommend spraying shoes with antifungal sprays. The sprays help to stop the growth of fungal spores inside the shoes.
If you have any signs of nail fungus, call us at 800-672-0625 at our Colorado locations, or visit our website for more information on our doctors at one of our over 150 locations.