Nail fungus is a problem that causes many sufferers to keep their toes hidden away, even in the hottest weather. If the fungus has discolored and disfigured your nails you’ve likely tried several remedies with little to no success. That is because the infection is so difficult to treat. If you’re ready to get rid of nail fungus once and for all, it’s time to give GentleMax® laser nail fungus treatments a try.
This treatment was originally developed as a hair removal procedure but has since gained FDA approval for the treatment of fungal infections of the fingernails and toenails. The fungus lives underneath the nail, where it is difficult, or impossible, to reach with topical chemical treatments, but the heat of the laser can easily and painlessly pass straight through the nail. Because the laser is so focused it only kills the fungus and leaves the surrounding tissues unharmed.
Before the treatment begins the nails must first be filed down to make them thinner. This allows the laser to penetrate more easily. Then the laser is applied to infected nails and surrounding tissues. It’s important to note that fungus can exist in both active and dormant phases. Other treatments kill only the active fungus, not the dormant spores. This is why infections can appear to clear up and then recur once treatment is stopped. Laser treatments kill both active and dormant fungi to get rid of the infection for good. Some people may need a follow-up treatment, but that’s not the case for everyone.
Because laser treatments do not damage tissues there is no recovery time. You’ll be able to resume your usual activities straight away, though you may not be ready to wear open toes for a while. Filing down the nail for treatment will help improve their appearance, but it can take up to a year for the damaged nail to be completely replaced with healthy new growth.
Hiding your unsightly fungal problem will not make it go away. Left untreated it will only get worse. If the infection becomes too severe it could even lead to total loss of the nail. The fungus can also be spread to other areas, so it’s important to treat it promptly.
Weston HCG Center is here to help you dare to bare your toes again with GentleMax® Laser Nail Fungus Treatments. Use our convenient online booking tool to schedule your consultation today and get started on the path to healthy nails once again. We look forward to serving you at 1654 Tower Center Circle in Weston, Florida, call 954.888.9889.