How to Do Away with Nail Fungus

Sandal season is right around the corner. Are your feet ready? If you’re living with nail fungus, you might not necessarily be looking forward to the warmer days ahead. Before you hide your feet in closed-toed shoes, know that you have options.

In fact, Nikunj Patel, MD, FACC, and our team at Neosculpt Laser Vein & Cosmetic Surgery Center know that many people deal with nail fungus. If you’re one of them, you’re not alone. As many as 12% of people are affected by this condition. That’s why we offer fast, effective treatment at our office in Abilene, Texas. 

With our laser-based nail fungus treatment, we have a way to target the fungus and give you healthy, clear fingernails or toenails. To understand how this treatment works, let’s first take a look at nail fungus itself. 

Understanding nail fungus

When you’re affected by nail fungus, the fungal infection — also called onychomycosis — takes root under the tip of your nail. Over time, the infection deepens, allowing the fungus to move further under your nail and cause increasing problems. 

Those problems include:

If you’ve noticed any of these symptoms of nail fungus, don’t wait to talk to our team at NeoSculpt Laser Vein & Cosmetic Surgery Center. We offer a treatment that eradicates the fungal infection so you can enjoy healthy nails. 

Getting rid of nail fungus

At our office, Dr. Patel offers a laser-based treatment to address nail fungus. He uses the Ultrawave II Laser to send light energy safely through your nail into the fungus. As the light energy hits the fungus, it kills it. 

For the best results, Dr. Patel passes the laser over your affected nail three times with a two-minute break between each pass. The entire treatment is completely comfortable and you don’t have to worry about any downtime afterward. 

If your nail fungus infection is mild, one laser treatment session should be sufficient to clear the fungus. If your fungus has had time to affect your nail by making it thicker, you may need repeat treatments to fully eradicate the fungus. 

After treatment, the fungus dies but it takes time for your body to grow a healthy, unaffected nail. Most patients see results within three months and have a fully healthy nail within six to nine months. 

After your treatment, you can prevent recurrent nail fungus infections by keeping your feet clean and dry and avoiding shared, damp spaces. If you notice any signs of a new fungal infection, come back to Neosculpt Laser Vein & Cosmetic Surgery Center right away so Dr. Patel can treat it before it has the chance to take hold under your nail. 

Do away with your nail fungus with fast, noninvasive laser-based treatment at Neosculpt Laser Vein & Cosmetic Surgery Center. Call our office or use our online appointment form to schedule your appointment today.

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