Personalized Treatment Options for Fungal Toenails
Fungal toenails rarely cause physical pain. But for many patients, the daily sight of thickened, discolored, misshapen nails can cause significant embarrassment and a lack of confidence when wearing open-toed shoes or participating in summer activities.
Compounding the problem: fungal toenails never go away on their own, no matter how long you wait. Your nails provide not only phenomenal natural protection, but an endlessly replenishing source of keratin to fuel their growth.
But does that mean you should give up and accept your fate? Not at all!
Although fungal toenails can be a stubborn problem to deal with, the team at Family Foot Care & Surgery provides many effective treatment options—and we can custom tailor a solution to best fit your needs!
Fungal Toenail Treatment Approaches at Family Foot Care & Surgery
After we evaluate your toenails, confirm the diagnosis, and talk to you about your lifestyle and goals, we will recommend one or more strategies to take the fight to the fungus and get your healthy toenails back. Let’s take a closer look at some of your top options.
Our FDA-approved laser nail treatment system is the safest and most advanced procedure we offer for fungal toenails. It’s also extremely convenient for those who don’t want to worry about taking daily medications.
The laser is painless and non-invasive. There are no known side effects and it won’t harm your skin or healthy tissue in any way. This makes it an excellent choice for people with medical conditions that might be contraindicated for other treatments on this list—although it can also be combined with any other treatment option.
The energy from the laser passes easily through the nail itself, reaching the nail bed below. While completely safe for your skin, it is deadly for the fungi.
Most people only require three total monthly sessions to fully eradicate the fungus, although occasionally more are needed. Sessions themselves are brief, often lasting less than 30 minutes (although it depends on how many toes need treatment), and there is no downtime afterward.