Lasers are being used to remove toenail fungus with overwhelming success. In the past, folks who were afflicted with toenail fungus had to resort to oral medications that took months or years to show results and even ended in unfavorable or dangerous secondary side affects. Some of the unfavorable side affects of oral anti-fungals used to cure toenail fungus include side affects like headaches, rashes and nausea all the way to more dangerous side affects like drug interactions, liver damage and heart failure. These are all due to the prolonged therapies needed to get results from using oral anti-fungals.
Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the toenail. This infection can affect any part of the nail including the nail bed, plate or matrix and can spread to more than one toe including the rest of the foot. If left untreated to spread it can disfigure, discolor and be very painful, which may even limit your ability to walk and wear normal shoes. This fungus is very contagious and can be the result of chronic athletes foot, poor hygiene, sweaty shoes, aging, underlying diseases, circulatory problems and even from having a compromised immune system.
Lasers for the treatment and cure of toenail fungus uses patented technology that kills the pathogens that cause this disease. Because it is a light it works throughout the nail, so regardless where the infection is, it can reach it in light speed. Laser treatment to cure nail fungus is safe, has no side affects, does not harm your nail nor skin nor have any affect on your health like oral anti-fungals and you can return to your regular routine immediately afterwards. You can even wear toenail polish the day after treatment. Most importantly, its highly effective. You can cure your toenail fungus with laser treatment in one 30-minute session. Unlike oral anti-fungals which may take as long as 18 months.
The laser light beam is gentle on your body and has no effect on the healthy tissue adjacent to the nail that is being treated. The laser works by shining through your toenail to reach the depths of the fungal infection. Some patients may only feel a sensation of heat during the gentle procedure. The laser is applied to all toes on the affected foot to help aid against reinfection. In order to find out if you are a candidate for this procedure you should contact your doctor immediately.