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 nail fungus treatments in Thornhill 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 Lunula Laser treatment.
The Erchonia non-thermal Lunula Laser is an effective tool for treating onychomycosis (toenail fungus). Research proved the Lunula Laser significantly increased clear nails over a (6) month period. The Lunula Laser targets the fungus and stimulates new clear nail growth. This patented red and violet visionary laser delivers an innovative, multifaceted approach of low level laser therapy in the form of two different wavelengths to the affected areas. Likened unto the agnostic effect of the drug, the Lunula uses photonic energy to modulate cellular reactions that target the fungus, without any adverse reactions to the nail bed, toe or foot.
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