Dealing with Toenail Fungus? We Can Help
By Ankle & Foot Centers of Georgia
April 16, 2019
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Toenail Fungus  

If a persistent or severe toenail fungus is affecting you find out how we can treat the problem.

Have you noticed that one of your toenails has thickened, or turned brittle or yellow? If so, you could be dealing with a fungal infection. toenail fungusUnfortunately, a lot of people may have fungal toenail infections but not even know it. If left untreated this can lead to more unpleasant complications. Of course, if you find that at-home treatments aren’t clearing up your infection, then it’s time to turn to our Marietta, GA, podiatrists Dr. Ketan Patel, Dr. Stephen Barrett and Dr. Sequioa DuCasse for laser treatment.

How does laser toenail fungal therapy work?

While some patients may respond to oral antifungal medications those who experience persistent or recurring toenail fungus may require a more effective strategy. In this situation, our laser therapy (known as Laser Nails) may be the best option. A special laser is directed over the infected toe where it will heat up and destroy the fungus lying underneath while leaving the skin and healthy parts of the nail unaffected.

What are the benefits of getting laser therapy to treat your fungal infection?

There are many benefits to getting laser toenail fungus treatment in Marietta, GA. For one, this treatment is painless and non-invasive, which means that you won’t need anesthesia. Results are fast and many infections can be completely treated in just one session.

Another advantage to choosing this treatment is that unlike other fungal infections treatment options like oral or topical antifungal medications, laser therapy is safe and doesn’t have any side effects. Those who want to treat their fungal infection but don’t want to resort to drugs in order to do it may be ideal candidates for this treatment.

What should I expect from laser fungus treatment?

In less than 30 minutes our foot doctor can treat your infection. There is no pain associated with this treatment. Most patients feel nothing more than a slight warming sensation as the laser is directed over the nail. There is no recovery period associated with this treatment. You can go back to your normal routine immediately after.

Can my fungal infection come back?

While this laser treatment is effective at eliminating persistent and severe toenail fungus, it is important to understand that this treatment cannot prevent another infection from occurring. After all, fungus is all around us. So it’s important that you adopt certain habits (e.g. wearing shoes in public showers or locker rooms) to prevent a future fungal infection.

If you are having trouble treating your toenail fungal infection and want to find out if laser therapy is right for you then call Ankle & Foot Centers of Georgia in Marietta, GA today.