What is nail fungus?
Nail fungus is by far the most widespread infection of a nail.
Toenails and fingernails are both susceptible to the nail fungus infection. The fungus makes the nail hard, thick and rough.
There are now at least 50 to 60 percent American grownups who are currently infected with the nail fungus across the country.
Who is Susceptible?
Individuals with a family history, increasing age, poor health, nail trauma, exposed to warm or moist environments are more prone to receiving the nail infection. Nail fungus should be taken seriously because it can lead to permanent nail defect.
Early signs and symptoms include:
- Buildup of skin pieces and nail fragments under the nail
- Brittle and/or broken nails
- Thickened nail
- Damaged brown or gray nail surface
If these symptoms are noticed, treatment should be followed quickly to reduce any further development of the fungus.
As with other conditions, we offer our patients an array of treatments for nail fungus such as nail debridement, medications and laser treatments.
Nail fungus is found under and inside of the nail, making treatment a complicated process. However, at Foot Institute we offer our patients an effective treatment using the PinPointe™ FootLaser™ treatment.
This method involves directing invisible laser energy into and through the nail. The pigment in the nail fungus absorbs this laser light allowing it to heat up. As this heat increases, the fungal organisms are damaged or killed.
The PinPointe™ FootLaser™ treatment takes approximately 30 minutes, and patients will only feel the warmth, However, we are capable of reducing or ending the treatment is our patient feels any form of discomfort. This procedure requires no anesthesia and can be performed at our very own clinic.
It is the firmest yet safest procedure to cure nail fungus.
We have our credible Chiropodists always here to address any questions or concerns. Book an appointment to receive your PinPointe™ FootLaser™ treatment and get those happy feet moving!