Laser for Fungal Nails – A New Solution for Nail Fungus!
Finally Clear Nails for Men and Women!
A Safe Effective Treatment for Toes!
Nail fungus, also called onychomycosis, is a common condition estimated to affect up to 10% of the population. It can cause the nails to become yellow or discoloured. As the infection advances the nail can become thick, brittle, crumbly and separate from the nail bed. It can cause pain when wearing shoes or walking, some even report pain from the pressure of the bed sheets.
Simcoe Foot Clinic offers the latest technology with the use of Health Canada Approved Cutera GenesisPlus YAG 1064nm Laser that has been cleared to be both safe and effective solution for the treatment of fungal nail infections. This laser can also be used for effective treatment of scar reduction and warts.
What Treatments are available for nail infections?
Current treatment options for nail infection include oral drugs, topical drugs and laser.
No single treatment is effective in all patients and there are risks and benefits associated with each one. All your treatment options will be discussed with the chiropodists during your appointment.
Laser treatment is the newest technology to provide safe effective treatment in eliminating nail infection and restoring clear nail with as little as one to three treatments, with no adverse side effects!
Fungal nails refers to any number of fungal nail infections that can occur on the foot. Since fungal nails are usually more resistant and more difficult to treat than Athlete's Foot, topical or oral antifungal medications may be prescribed. Note: Please consult a physician before taking any medications. Permanent nail removal is another possible form of treatment for tenacious fungal nails.
Fungal Nail Brochures
Preventing Fungal Nail Infections
After a fungal nail infection has cleared up, take steps to prevent the infection from recurring. Keeping fungi at bay will help prevent a fungal infection of the skin from reinfecting the nail. Before bed, thoroughly wash and dry your feet, and apply a nonprescription antifungalantifungal cream to the entire foot from the ankle down. Use the cream every night, then gradually apply it less often. Keep your feet dry. Dry feet are less likely to become infected. Apply powder to your dry feet after you take a shower or bath.
Other suggestions for preventing fungal nails include:
- Don't share nail clippers or nail files with others.
- Don't share shoes or socks with others.
- Try not to injure your nail, such as by cutting it too short (trauma to the nail may lead to infections).
- Wear dry cotton socks and change them two or three times a day if necessary.
- Wear dry shoes that allow air to circulate around your feet (tight, enclosed, moist shoes contribute to fungal toenail infections).
- Wear shower sandals or shower shoes when you are at a public pool or shower.
Follow basic foot care guidelines and, more than likely, you can head off most common foot fungus problems.