Nail salons and nail fungus have a lot in common. Nail salons are a common destination for those seeking some relaxation and beautification time. These salons provide nail services like manicures, pedicures, and cosmetic nail enhancements. While salons can be fun to visit, it is important to be aware of the risks that come with their practice. If you are cognizant of these risks, they should be easy to avoid. A very common concern that people have when visiting nail salons is toenail fungus. Toenail fungus is a common, very contagious condition, and nail salons can often be breeding grounds for fungus.

Nail Salons’ Tools

The risk of nail fungus at a nail salon comes with the tools that nail technicians use. These tools, like nail clippers, scissors, and foot baths, come in direct contact with each customer’s nails. The fungus can survive on the surface of these nail tools. If a nail technician uses these tools on someone with a nail fungus, fungal spores can collect on their tools. This isn’t a problem as long as the nail technician sterilizes their tools between customers. However, not all nail technicians or nail salons will do this. If a nail technician uses these infected tools on a patient without fungus, the fungus can easily spread.

There are a few ways to determine if a nail salon is taking proper care to sterilize its tools. You can’t tell just by looking at the tools; you need to seek out other verification. Your nail technician shouldn’t use tools that have been left on their desk when you arrive; the tools they use on you should be newly sterilized from an autoclave or in a sterile bag. The best way to determine is to ask your nail technician what precautions their salon uses to prevent fungal contamination. 

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Laser Treatment for Nail Fungus

If you think you have a nail fungus, you should seek out an FDA-approved treatment with a licensed podiatrist. The best treatment option is the PinPointe laser, which only requires one session to kill the fungus.

Our nail doctor in Orlando, FL recommends this laser treatment. The PinPointe Laser treatment has the highest cure rate. It has no side effects and no recovery period. As a result, you can go about your daily activities right after the treatment. Also, it is not painful. To schedule a consultation for the PinPointe laser treatment with a podiatrist, give us a call at 1-(800) 672-0625 or visit our website for more information.