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Laser Toenail Fungus Treatment
Toenail fungus treatment is one of the most common procedures performed at Q Esthetics Laser Clinic. Toenail fungus & fingernail fungus affect about 10% of the population worldwide. Toenail fungus is more prevalent than fingernail fungus. The fungus can make toenails thick, yellow or discolored, and may cause pain when walking or standing.
Causes of Toenail Fungus
Fungal nail infections are typically caused by a kind of fungi called dermatophytes, though certain yeasts and molds may also contribute to the nail fungus. Nail fungi usually grows in warm and humid environments such as spas, swimming pools, public showers and locker areas, walking around public areas barefoot increases your risk of developing toenail fungus.
Symptoms of Toenail Fungus
You may be suffering from different types of nail fungi, as a result, the following symptoms can develop:
- Thickened or distorted nails
- Brittle, crumbly or ragged nails
- Dull, discolored nails
- Dark nails caused by debris building up under the plate
- Nails with yellow streaks under the plate
- Nails with white spots or streaks on the plate
Toenail Fungus Treatment
Fungal nail infections are quite challenging to treat due to the difficulty of reaching the fungi embedded underneath the nail. The fungi are so stubborn that traditional toenail fungus treatments such as home remedies, prescription pills and creams have a very low cure rate, and long-term use of medications can have harmful side effects, including damage to the liver and kidneys.
For many people, toenail fungus is simply a cosmetic issue. If not treated promptly and properly however, it can lead to permanent damage to the nails, and even lead to more serious health problems, specifically among individuals with diabetes and weakened immune systems.
Tired of trying everything available to treat toenail fungus or fingernail fungus without success? Now there's an effective treatment recommended by many podiatrists and dermatologists. Our Palomar Nd:Yag laser has been clinically proven to be one of the most effective systems available for curing toenail fungus and fingernail fungus. Most patients require 1-4 treatments to completely solve their nail fungus problems.
Laser Toenail Fungus Treatment FAQ
How the laser toenail fungus treatment works?
The energy delivered by the Nd:Yag laser penetrates the nail plate and selectively target the resistant fungi without any harm to the nail and surrounding tissues. Localized stimulation of the immune system by the laser light also plays a great role in eliminating the nail fungi.
What is the laser toenail fungus treatment like?
Quick, easy, painless and no downtime! The laser toenail fungus treatment usually takes 10-30 minutes depending on how many toenails are treated and the severity of the infection.
What should you expect after the laser treatment?
For most patients, 1-4 laser treatments with one week interim are required to completely eliminate toenail fungus. You will not see results instantly. Within the first 3 months, it will gradually clear and new growth will develop under the existing nail. The toenail typically replaces itself every 6-12 months, though this will vary depending on the individual's condition.
Is the laser toenail fungus treatment safe?
Clinical studies show that laser toenail fungus treatment can promote healthy nail growth without any side effects and health risks.
Beautiful and healthy nails can become a reality sooner than you think! Here at Q Esthetics Laser Clinic we understand how you feel about unsightly fungal nails and their potential risk for more serious health problems. Our experienced medical staff will carefully examine your condition to ensure the right option is carried out for you. Call one of our convenient clinics today and schedule your complimentary consultation to find out how we can assist you.
Our three laser clinics are located inside MCI The Doctor's Office™, the largest group of medical centres in Canada, providing nail fungus treatment for men and women in Toronto, North York, Scarborough, Thornhill, Vaughan, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Brampton, Richmond Hill, Markham, Woodbridge, Newmarket and other surrounding areas of the GTA.