Toenail fungus treatment in Los Angeles should not be difficult to find. At Laser Nail Therapy, we have many clinics throughout Los Angeles. Many people struggle with a toenail fungus infection. About ten percent of the U.S. population suffers from a toenail fungus infection. The people most at risk are athletes, people who are immunocompromised, and people who are 5o years of age or older. It is important to see a nail doctor who specializes in toenail fungus. They will be able to give you the best treatment option.
Identifying Toenail Fungus
There are a couple of ways you can identify if you have a toenail fungus. The common symptoms of toenail fungus include but are not limited to:
- Discoloration of the toenails
- Brittle toenails
- Thickened toenails
- Irregular or distorted toenail shape
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, feel free to schedule a free consultation with one of our nail doctors in Los Angeles at (800) 672-0625.
One of the most common toenail fungus symptoms is the discoloration of your toenails. Many people discover they have a toenail fungus infection by noticing the change in color in their toenails. The toenail can become a yellowing color that might begin as a small spot and eventually cover your entire nail. The discoloration does not always spread. At times, it stays localized to only part of your toenail.
Other times people see white streaks or cloudiness on their nails. This also indicates that you might have a toenail fungus infection. There are times when people might not notice this because it won’t cover the entire nail. Only a small section might be noticeable.
In other cases, people have also experienced brown or even black nails from toenail fungus. It is important to see a nail doctor if you believe you have a toenail fungus infection.
Beaches in the Los Angeles Area
If you are in Los Angeles, you must visit the beaches. Santa Monica Beach has a beautiful and entertaining pier. You can have dinner there from a variety of restaurants including Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. There is also an amusement park where they have various rides, an arcade, and carnival games. There is even a rollercoaster and a Ferris wheel that overlooks the ocean!
Santa Monica is a wonderful place to visit. Besides the beach and pier, Santa Monica also has the 3rd Street Promenade where you can go shopping at many designer outlets. There is also a large selection of restaurants you can eat at. The 3rd Street Promenade is within a walking distance from Santa Monica Beach. There is so much you can enjoy while visiting Santa Monica Beach.
When visiting our Los Angeles office on Wilshire Boulevard, you can visit Santa Monica as it is only about a ten-minute drive from one of our offices!
Los Angeles Locations
Below are listed all of our Los Angeles offices that can help cure your toenail fungus!
The Westwood location is about 10 minute’s walk from the University of California, Los Angeles at 10921 Wilshire Blvd #1011, Los Angeles, CA 90024.
Our Beverly Hills location is within walking distance from the famous Rodeo Drive at 9730 Wilshire Blvd Suite 210 B, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.
Our Mid City location is about a 5-minute drive from LACMA at 5901 W Olympic Blvd #509, Los Angeles, CA 90036.
The next two clinics are located in Downtown Los Angeles where you can enjoy various restaurants, museums, parks, and more!
Lastly, our Hawthorne location is located right by Los Angeles International Airport at 5230 Pacific Concourse Dr #100, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Call us today to schedule a free consultation at any one of these locations at (800) 672-0625!
Another common symptom that people experience when they have toenail fungus is brittle nails. The nails become weak and start to break off. At times the nails become flaky as well. When nails become brittle, this can disrupt regular nail growth and your nails no longer grow normally.
In some cases, the nail may become detached from the nail bed. Often times the nail can fall off and continue to grow irregularly if left untreated. It is important to see a nail doctor when you start to experience any of the symptoms of toenail fungus.
Sports and Entertainment in Los Angeles
Like in every city, Los Angeles is the home to many teams through various sports. There are the Los Angeles Lakers and the Clippers who play at the Crypto.com Arena. It is located in Downtown Los Angeles. If you attend a Lakers or a Clippers game you can enjoy the great ambiance of Los Angeles and great food as well. The Crypto.com Arena is surrounded by many restaurants like Yard House.
Another favorite sports team is the Los Angeles Dodgers. Baseball is considered one of America’s favorite pastimes and there is nothing like going and experiencing a Dodgers game at Dodger Stadium. While visiting the Los Angeles office on 1st St., you can also check out the stadium and its year-round events.
Lastly, Los Angeles is also home to the Los Angeles Rams football team. They play at the new and state-of-the-art SoFi Stadium where they won the Super Bowl in 2022 in their home stadium. There is nothing more exhilarating than winning the Super Bowl in your home stadium. The SoFi Stadium is also known for booking many concerts throughout the year as it is also connected to the Forum Stadium.
From sports to restaurants, to concerts there is always something you can do while visiting Los Angeles. And if you are experiencing a toenail fungus infection while in Los Angeles, make sure to visit one of our nail doctors who specialize in laser treatment for toenail fungus.
Thickening Toenails Caused by Toenail Fungus
Another very common symptom is thickening toenails. This can change the appearance and texture of the nail as the toenail fungus infection progresses. When your nails become too thick, it becomes difficult to trim your nails. When you stop trimming and maintaining your nails, debris can accumulate under your nail. This debris can then lead your nail to smell. This can cause embarrassment to people who might already be self-conscious about their nails.
It is recommended to soak your nails in warm water before trimming them. This allows your nail to soften and makes it easier to trim them down. When you don’t trim and maintain your nails, they can become distorted in shape. This can lead to discomfort when wearing tight shoes or when walking or standing for an extended period of time. It is important to seek professional help from our nail doctors in Los Angeles at Laser Nail Therapy.
Different Types of Toenail Fungus
There are different types of toenail fungus infection. They can all express different types of symptoms. Also, there are many factors that can contribute to getting a toenail fungus infection.
Distal Subungual Onychomycosis
- This is the most common type of nail fungus infection.
- It invades the nail bed from the tips of nails and spreads to the cuticle.
- At times it only infects one side of the nail. Other times it spread throughout the entire nail.
- When first infected, your nail will become discolored, typically a yellowing color will appear.
White superficial nail fungus
- About ten percent of people who have toenail fungus have this type of infection.
- Symptoms forming are white patches on the nail surface.
- This is a rare toenail fungus infection caused by yeast
- It usually infects your fingernails, not your toenails
Proximal subungual onychomycosis
- This least common toenail fungus infection
- Typically, people who are immunocompromised, like people with HIV, cancer, or diabetes are more at risk of getting this toenail fungus infection.
If you are experiencing any of the toenail fungus infections described above, feel free to visit our Los Angeles clinics for a free consultation with one of our doctors.
Museums in Los Angeles
If you enjoy spending your day in a museum, Los Angeles has a large selection of museums you can visit. The LACMA museum is one of the most popular museums in Los Angeles. It has entrancing light fixtures where many people go for photo shoots. This art museum has a rotating selection of many artists. It is also located next to the La Brea Tar Pits.
Another great museum is The Broad. It is located in downtown Los Angeles where there is always something to do. It is located across the street from the Walt Disney Concert Hall home to the iconic LA Philharmonic. This art museum is quite unique. Once you have enjoyed your time in The Broad museum you can venture through Downtown Los Angeles to one of the many restaurants located in that area or explore what else the city has to offer.
Another must-see in Los Angeles is the Griffth Observatory. You can explore the wonders of the solar system in this museum. It is one of the only major facilities in the world that produce live planetarium shows. It also has a mesmerizing view of Hollywood, the Los Angeles Basin, Downtown Los Angeles, and the ocean. A truly fascinating experience!
These are just some of the many museums you can visit in Los Angeles after visiting one of our Laser Nail Therapy clinics
Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus
Laser treatment is the safest and most effective treatment for toenail fungus. In our Los Angeles clinics, our doctors use the PinPointe laser. This laser has the highest cure rate compared to other lasers on the market. It has a cure rate of eighty-five percent after just one treatment. And most people only need one treatment. Also, all of our treatments are performed by licensed podiatrists. You will always be consulted and treated by a doctor here at Laser Nail Therapy.
This laser treatment has no side effects. There is also no recovery period after the treatment has been completed. You can about your daily activities right after. This laser treatment is safe for everyone, even children and pregnant women can receive this treatment.
The Pinpointe laser uses a focused light that goes through your nail and uses heat to kill all the fungus without damaging the surrounding skin. This is a newer treatment option that is being used to treat toenail fungus. If you have any questions regarding laser treatment for toenail fungus call us and schedule a free consultation at (800) 672-0625 or visit our Laser Nail Therapy website for more information.
Other Treatment Options for Toenail Fungus
There are other treatment options for toenail fungus. The most common would be topical creams and/or solutions. Another treatment option is oral medication. This is prescribed by a doctor. Topical solutions typically do not require a doctor’s prescription.
People sometimes prefer an alternative treatment that can be considered a home remedy. There is a lot of speculation on whether these home remedy treatments really do work.
Topical Treatment Option for Toenail Fungus
People typically tend to try topical solutions and/or creams first when they first discover that they have a toenail fungus infection. These topical treatments tend to have a low success rate. They are typically five to ten percent effective. People sometimes use topical solutions for years with little to no results.
The reason topical solutions have a low success rate is that topical solutions do not go all way through the nail. the toenail fungus infection is not only on your nail but also under your nail on the nail bed. If all the fungus is not killed, then you won’t be cured of the toenail fungus infection.
With topical solutions, it is best to use them after receiving laser treatment at one of our Los Angeles clinics. These topical solutions can help prevent reinfection. Laser treatment at our Los Angeles clinics kills all the fungus that is present on your nail through your nail bed. Visit our website to explore the topical solutions offered in our many Los Angeles clinics.
Another treatment option for toenail fungus is oral medication. It does have a higher success rate than topical solutions. It has a cure rate of about sixty percent. Our nail doctors in Los Angeles do not offer this treatment option. This is because it can lead to liver toxicity.
While taking this medication you would need to take constant blood tests throughout the course of the medication. The reason why they take so many blood tests is to ensure your liver isn’t being damaged. It can also be risky to take if you have any underlying health conditions.
Many people do not want to take such a risky medication as it can lead to other health problems in the future. This is why our Los Angeles nail doctors at Laser Nail Therapy do not recommend any oral medication. They provide the PinPointe laser treatment that is safe with no side effects. Schedule a free consultation with one of our nail doctors to get more information regarding laser treatment for toenail fungus.
Los Angeles Beaches and Toenail Fungus
Los Angeles has many beaches that you can visit. Going up the coast you can visit Malibu Beach and also take advantage of the Santa Monica mountains if you enjoy hiking. Malibu Beach is home to some of the best surfing spots in the U.S. You can visit Pointe Dume, one of the most popular sites to spend a fun beach day. It has a beautiful view of the ocean and you can even do some hikes.
Long Beach is also a beautiful beach to visit. It is also known for the Aquarium of the Pacific, where you can spend a fun-filled afternoon at the aquarium and hit the beach right after. Long Beach is known for its sandy dunes that run along the shore. While you are in Long Beach you can also visit the historic Queen Mary.
Going to the beach is a common pass time here in Los Angeles, but it can lead to getting a toenail fungus infection. People are unaware of how easy it can be to get infected. When visiting a beach, make sure to always wear shoes in the bathrooms, changing rooms, rinsing area, and on the piers. Walking barefoot is a common way people get infected with toenail fungus. If you do get infected with toenail fungus, give us a call at (800) 672-0625 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Los Angeles nail doctors.
Does Toenail Fungus Cause Pain?
Toenail fungus does not typically cause any pain. Although some of the symptoms of toenail fungus can lead to discomfort. A common symptom of toenail fungus is the thickening of the nail. Having thick nails can cause discomfort when you wear tight, closed-toed shoes. Also, when your nail becomes too thick the nail shape can become distorted and cause discomfort and pain. In some cases, the thickened nail can cause the surrounding skin to become red and swollen which can cause pain, especially if you are wearing shoes all day.
Brittle nails can also create discomfort as they can constantly be breaking off or they may even lift from the nail bed. It is important to seek treatment if you have a toenail fungus infection to avoid unnecessary discomfort and pain. Our Los Angeles nail doctors can help you cure your toenail fungus with laser treatment.
Preventing Toenail Fungus in Los Angeles
There are ways in which you can avoid getting toenail fungus. It is important to protect yourself and your loved ones from a tedious toenail fungus infection. Here are a few prevention tips to avoid getting a toenail fungus infection while visiting Los Angeles.
- Always wear shoes in public, shared placed
- This includes public swimming pools, hot tubs, hot springs, saunas, gyms, locker rooms, and communal showers
- Be especially careful when visiting the beach as it can be a common place to get an infection with so many people walking barefoot
- Do not share nail clippers
- Never share any clippers, even with your family. If one person is infected, then anyone who uses them could get infected
- Always disinfect your nail clippers after using them. As a result, this could prevent the fungus from spreading to your other nails
- Always wear clean socks when changing into closed-toed shoes
- The warm environment in shoes on hot summer days is perfect for a fungus to develop
- Fungal spores thrive in dark, moist environments so it is important to change into clean pair of socks to prevent the fungal spores from spreading to your other shoes
- Only go to a clean and sanitary nail salon
- Many people have gotten nail fungus infections from nail salons that don’t clean or sterilized their tools after each treatment
- Make sure that they clean everything and wear gloves when giving you a pedicure and/or manicure. You would be surprised how many people have gotten a toenail fungus infection from a nail salon
Furthermore, keeping good foot hygiene will also help keep your nails fungus free. And finally, keeping your feet dry also prevents the growth of a fungus infection.
If find yourself with a toenail fungus infection while visiting Los Angeles, schedule a free consultation at one of our Laser Nail Therapy clinics where are doctors specialize in laser treatment.
Treat your Toenail Fungus with Laser Treatment
Laser Nail Therapy offers Laser Toenail Fungus Treatment in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. We have offices in Beverly Hills, Glendale, Pasadena, Encino, and Northridge. We understand that living in a warm climate it’s tempting to wear sandals or even walk barefoot. Unfortunately, walking barefoot in public places may put you at risk of contracting a toenail fungus infection.
Toenail fungus can be found everywhere in our environment. Fungal spores thrive in dark, moist environments. Trauma to the toe is a common cause for a toenail fungus infection to develop. Since fungal spores can be present all around us, the infection should be treated quickly to avoid it spreading to your other toenails.
Laser treatment is the most effective treatment. At Laser Nail Therapy, our doctors provide laser treatment with the Pinpointe laser. It has the highest cure after just one treatment. After our doctors perform the laser treatment, they will explain any necessary post-treatment care to avoid getting reinfected. Our doctors in our Los Angeles clinics have been doing this laser treatment for years. They have cured thousands of people call us today to schedule a free consultation at (800) 672-0625.
Dr. Michael Bilinsky, DPM assisted in writing this blog.