Toenail fungus occurs in many different circumstances. The main question that a lot of people ask is How did I get it? Fungus is located not on the nail itself but under the nail. This is where the nail bed is located. Toenail fungus infections do not appear overnight.  You will see the effects of the fungus over time. But what may cause nail fungus? Fungus enjoys environments that are warm and moist. These environments can cause them to naturally overpopulate. These same environments also can cause jock itch, athlete’s foot, and ringworms. Another way of contracting toenail fungus is if you come into contact with someone that already has toenail fungus. 

Many ask if toenail fungus is common in ages other than 60 years old. The average age that many can get toenail fungus is 65 or older, but that does not stop anyone else from getting toenail fungus. Here are people that are more at risk for contracting toenail fungus diabetics, poor circulation, wearing artificial nails, swimming in a public pool, having a nail injury, a skin injury around the nail, having moist fingers or toes for an extended time, a weakened immune system and wear closed-toe shoes.

Nail infections are more common as well in men than women. As well for older ages, it’s harder because the nails tend to grow slower compared to someone that is younger. If you’re unsure that you have toenail fungus, it’s best to go to a podiatrist and get a free consultation. There are many different types of treatment but the treatment with the best results is the laser treatment using the PinPointe laser. It typically requires one treatment while other lasers require four or more treatments. There is no pain to the treatment and you can resume your daily activity after getting it done. 

Laser Treatment for Nail Fungus

If you have caught nail fungus as well, it can be easily treated using the FDA-approved PinPointe laser, which typically only takes on treatment. Compared with other lasers that require 4 treatments.  

Our toenail doctor in Jacksonville, FL recommends this treatment. 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, it is not painful.

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