Having thick toenails is one of the most common symptoms of a toenail fungus infection. This typically indicates a more advanced infection. Typically when the fungal infection starts under the nails it causes discoloration. Then it will proceed to make the nails brittle. Lastly, the nails will become really thick. This may cause pain when wearing closed-toe shoes. At Laser Nail Therapy, our doctors specialize in the treatment of thick toenails in San Diego, CA. Eliminating fungus inside and under the nails, will eliminate the thickening of the nails.

Treatment Options

In less severe cases, thick nails may be treated with topical medications. But these medications have a very low success rate.

More commonly, doctors may recommend oral medications. But these medications should be taken with precaution. Taking pills will require constant blood tests to ensure that toxicity levels in the liver are not exceeded. And they have severe side effects including liver failure.

And lastly, the most effective treatment is the PinPointe toenail fungus laser treatment. This treatment is done in one visit. It is also painless and patients may resume regular activity post-treatment.

Toenail Fungus Specialist

Laser Treatment of Thick Toenails with Fungus

Treatment of Thick Toenails in San Diego, CA can vary. If you have caught nail fungus, it can be easily treated using the FDA-approved PinPointe laser, which typically only takes one 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 San Diego, CA 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.

Choose Laser Treatment for Toenail fungus

If you have any signs of nail fungus, call us at 800-672-0625 at our San Diego locations, or visit our website for more information on our doctors at one of our over 150 locations