Toenail fungus infections can be annoiyi8ng and difficult to get rid of. At Laser Nail Therapy in Gainesville, FL, our foot doctors diagnose and treat toenail fungus in patients of all ages. If you think you have a toenail fungus infection don’t hesitate to call us today. Let us help you find the best Toenail Fungus Specialist in Gainesville, FL for you.

Toenail fungus treatment

Toenail Fungus Q & A

How to identify Toenail Fungus Infections?

Toenail fungus typically starts as a small discolored spot in the nail that gradually grows and spreads. In many cases, toenail fungus results from an infection in the skin called athlete’s foot.

The infections begin under the nail fold and grow underneath the nail. Fungus changes the texture and appearance of healthy nails. If treatment is not sought, the infection will progress to surrounding nails and may also progress into fingernails. 

Symptoms of nail fungus include:

  • Yellow or brown discoloration
  • Crumbly toenails
  • Thickened nails
  • Nail distortion
  • Debris buildup
  • A foul smell

How did I get infected with Toenail Fungus?

Fungus loves dark, moist, and warm environments. Certain footwear and physical activities may increase your risk of developing toenail fungus.

Common risk factors include:

  • Older age
  • high perspiration
  • toenail injuries
  • low blood circulation
  • diabetes

What is the best way to treat Toenail Fungus?

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 a very 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 Toenail Fungus Specialist in Gainesville, FL 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 Gainesville, FL location, or visit our website for more information on our doctors at one of our over 150 locations.