What Causes Toenail Fungus and How to Treat It
- Posted on: Jun 15 2015
Thousands of Americans suffer from unsightly onychomycosis (toenail fungus) every year. Many endure their fungus either not realizing what it is, or choosing not to cure it because it does not bother them. Not only is it important to eliminate your toenail fungus but it is also important to take measures to prevent it from returning.
There are many potential causes of your toenail fungus. This can be a result of poor hygiene, frequent or constant boot wearing or other conditions that keep your feet wet and moisture present. Injury to your toe and nail can cause germs to settle in and fungus to appear. Showering in unsanitary conditions such as gym showers can also lead to nail fungus.
In the past, many patients have felt limited by the options available for treating their toenail fungus. Dr. Shel is proud to now offer a laser toenail fungus treatment that goes far beyond the ineffective topical or oral medications of the past. Dr. Shel uses the Fotona ClearSteps procedure to quickly and effectively eliminate nail fungus in just four treatments spaced one week apart.
The Fotona laser uses the power of Nd:YAG laser light to heat evenly throughout the depth of the effected nail and skin tissue, effectively weakening and killing fungi within the patient’s nails. The natural growth and immune processes of the body are then able to restore the nail to its pristine state.
You CAN wear open toed shoes and sandals again! You CAN show your bare feet again without the embarrassment of toenail fungus! Schedule a FREE Consultation Today!
Posted in: Toe Fungus