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Laser Treatment For Nail Fungus

Contributing factors for developing nail fungus infection include: a history of athlete's foot, injury to the nail, excessive perspiration, diabetes, circulatory problems, and immune-deficiency conditions. Historically, treatments for fungal nails included topical medications, pills, or surgical removal of the nail plate. The topical medications were largely ineffective. Oral medications have been known to affect the liver and blood tests need to be monitored to prevent liver damage. Removal of the nail plate was painful and debilitating. Our laser kills the fungus that lives in and under the toenail or fingernail. The laser light passes through the toenail without causing damage to the nail or the surrounding skin. There is a warming sensation and some patients may feel a pinprick. Just walk in and walk out. The laser nail fungus procedure only takes 15-20 minutes. Shoes and nail polish can be worn immediately after the treatment. Call us now to schedule a complimentary consultation.

Fungus Problem?
Laser Solution!

Fungus infection of the toenail, also known as onychomycosis, is one of the most common dermatologic disorders affecting the foot. The disease is characterized by a thickening of the toenail plate, debris under the toenail, a lifting of the leading edge of the nail, a change in nail color and occasionally an odor. Patients complain that toenail fungus is ugly and embarrassing. This condition is often ignored because the infection can be present for years without causing any pain. If ignored, the infection can spread to other toenails, the skin on the feet and even the fingernails. Severe cases can impair one's ability to walk or lead to painful ingrown toenails. Secondary bacterial infections may occur on or around the toenail plate. Schedule a complimentary consultation with our physicians to see if the laser is right for you.

Laser Treatment for Nail Fungus
Are you tired of treating your recurrent toenail fungus infection? Why not get rid of it once and for all? Toenail fungus laser treatment at our clinic could be your solution.

Toenail fungus or onychomycosis is one of the most common types of infections. 35 million of Americans suffer from this disease. Though it is not particularly painful, it is certainly embarrassing and causes a fair amount of discomfort to those suffering from it. The most unfortunate thing about the infection is that it has a tendency to surface again and again. Moreover, it rarely responds to topical medications. Hence, people infected with nail fungus are often frustrated and resort to newer ways of treating this disease.

Laser Treatment Overview
The treatment includes targeting a laser beam on the affected nails. The laser beam generates heat to vaporize the fungus. The procedure can be completed in less than 15 minutes. The laser beam does not damage the nail or underlying nail bed. The results arenít instantaneous, the new nail grows normally only after the fungus is destroyed. Unlike some medications the laser treatment for nail fungus does not have undesirable side effects.

Cost of Toenail Fungus Laser Treatment
Just like other cosmetic procedures, toenail fungus laser treatment prices are dependent on severity of the condition. You will be quoted a fee during your consultation.

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35010 Chardon Rd., Ste. #101A
Willoughby Hills, OH 44094-9011
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Euclid Office

99 Northline Circle, Suite #200
Euclid, Ohio 44119-1481
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Independence office

5000 Rockside Road, Suite 260
Independence OH 44131
Phone: (440) 953-3668