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Toenail fungus (onychomycosis) is an infection of the nail and skin beneath the nail that affects nearly 23 million people in the US-about 10% of all adults. It is a difficult infection to treat. To date treatments included topical medications which don't always work because it is nearly impossible for the medication to penetrate the nail in order for it to reach the infection. Oral medications are available, however they also have limited success (54% due to reoccurance), must be taken for at least 3 months, and have the potential to cause serious side effects i.e. liver complications and drug interactions. Additionally oral medications only treat a limited number of the over 200 fungi that can cause this infection. The newest treatment available uses laser technology to actually kill the fungus at the source of the infection.
There is no perfect treatment for nail fungus, however the latest studies using lasers have shown a success rate of approximately 80%. Using one of the most advanced lasers available, near infrared laser light passes through the nail killing the fungus while leaving the nail and surrounding soft tissue unharmed.
Unlike oral medications, The HyperBlue Diode Laser has the unique ability to attack the more than 200 fungi that can be responsible for causing this infection.
So if you are having any issues with you toes and want a treatment that has the potential to clear up those ugly toenails, then call your podiatrist today and schedule an appointment to get a laset treatment today! Because remember when your feet hurt, you hurt all over!!