Improve Your Quality of Life with Nail Fungus Treatment

Nail fungus or onychomycosis is an infection caused by a fungus, yeast or mold. It is usually caused by the same kind of fungus that causes athlete’s foot. It most commonly affects the toenails, since shoes often provide the dark, warm and moist environments where fungi can thrive. Nail fungus is contagious, so a person can pick up a nail fungus by sharing nail clippers or towels or by walking barefoot around a public pool or shower. If someone already has athlete’s foot, the fungus can spread from their foot to their toenails. Regardless of how you developed the condition, you should be happy to know that there is safe and effective nail fungus treatment available at our office.

What are the Symptoms?

Onychomycosis causes the following symptoms:
• Brittle, crumbly or ragged nail
• Abnormally thick nail that is hard to cut
• Discolored and dull nail
• Distorted shape
• Dark spot caused by debris accumulating under the nail
• Foul odor

Untreated onychomycosis doesn’t go away; it just gets worse. The patient may eventually find walking or other normal activities painful. The nail may also separate from the nailbed. Untreated onychomycosis can also spread to other toenails. In patients with diabetes or compromised immune systems, it can lead to other infections like cellulitis.

How is Nail Fungus Treated?

There are some over-the-counter remedies for nail fungus. Many of these are creams or ointments that can be applied to the nail. Although these products may be easy to purchase at your local drug store, they are not very reliable when it comes to an effective nail fungus treatment.

At Neosculpt Laser Vein and Cosmetic Surgery Center, we proudly offer nail fungus treatment via the Ultrawave II laser. This treatment uses laser energy to safely kill the fungus. You may only need just one treatment session, or you may require a series of sessions, depending on the situation.

Contact Our Office Today

If you are dealing with nail fungus, it can really take a toll on your quality of life. As such, seeking professional nail fungus treatment with us at Neosculpt Laser Vein and Cosmetic Surgery Center can benefit you in so many ways. You owe it to yourself to learn about how a simple, in-office laser treatment can be used to fix your problem. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for nail fungus treatment.

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