toenail fungus

The area of the toes is generally warm and damp, unfortunately making it a great area for fungus to grow. If left untreated, the fungal infection can spread, which is why it’s so important to get professional help early on and look into your treatment options.

Fungal infections occur due to fungus getting through the cracks of the toes or cuts in your skin. Common signs that you may have a fungal infection include thicker than normal toenails, oddly shaped toenails, discoloration, a yellowish hue to the nail, and separation of the nail and nail bed. Fungal infections can affect anyone but are most common among men, those with diabetes or athlete’s foot, and smokers. The risk of having toenail fungus also increases as you age, if another family member has it, and if you have a weaker immune system.

To avoid getting a fungal infection, it’s important that you wash your feet daily with soap and water, making sure to get in between your toes, and dry the feet well. When cutting your toenails, make sure the clippers you’re using are clean and that you’re cutting straight across. It’s also important that you wear shoes in areas where fungus can thrive, such as wet public places like swimming pools or locker rooms.

If you believe you’re experiencing a fungal toenail infection, we recommend that you speak with a podiatrist as soon as possible for a proper diagnosis and suggested plan for treatment.

 

q-clear

When it comes to fungal toenails, not all treatments are created equal. The Q-Clear™ Laser System uses bursts of light energy to precisely target and kill nail fungus without harming the healthy parts of the nail or surrounding skin (known as anti-targeting).

Q-Clear™ technology creates the perfect combination and intensity of wavelengths and pulses, which are more effective than other types of lasers which can be painful and/or ineffective.

The superior characteristics of the Q-Clear™ Laser System can often limit treatments to only one session in normal cases, while other laser treatments require multiple sessions.

No recovery period is necessary with Q-Clear™, and patients can go about their normal activities-even applying nail polish if desired-immediately following treatment. The new nail will grow in clear: with no thickness, discoloration or distortion.

The Q-Clear™ Laser System is also more effective and less harmful than antifungal topical and oral medications. Topical treatments (either OTC or prescription) do not work as well as the Q-Clear™ Laser System, and oral medications take longer and may have serious side effects.

Talk to us to discover if the Q-Clear™ Laser System is an option for your toenail fungal infection.

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