|The Pinpointe Laser Treatment
for Toenail Fungus
This revolutionary toenail fungus laser treatment shows a nearly 90% success rate in successfully destroying nail fungus ( Onychomycosis,) and is far safer than the dangerous medications being prescribed as toenail fungus cures. The procedure involves a technician meticulously treating each infected area of your toenail to kill the living fungus with a laser beam that neither cuts nor burns. Most people feel no pain. Some people feel a warm sensation and very few feel a pinprick. The laser beam goes through the toenail while preserving healthy tissue and safely eliminates the infection in the nail bed where the toenail fungus lives. Safety goggles are worn by both you and the technician as a safety precaution to avoid eye discomfort, however the treatment has no known negative side effects during the 30 minute session. Performed as an outpatient basis and without the need for anesthesia, you have no restrictions after the procedure and can walk out of the office and resume daily activities. Since the laser beam has absolutely no effect on healthy toenail tissue, it is completely safe. Coupled with good hygiene of your feet and other preventative measures from reinfections, typical results are the long-term complete elimination of toenail fungus.
The Symptoms of Onychomycosis
and Foot or Toenail Fungus
Onychomycosis is the medical term for toenail fungus infection. It is the most common tonail disorder and makes up nearly 50% of all toenail problems. This condition affects both toenails and fingernails, however toenail infections are far more common. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, onychomycosis affects 12% of all Americans. Onychomycosis is caused by a group of fungi called dermatophytes, and is also known as tinea unguium or tinea of the nails. The symptoms of toenail fungus are the nail plate having a thickened, yellow, or cloudy appearance. The toenails may become rough, ragged, brittle and possibly crumble, or separate from the nail bed, clinically known as onycholysis. When the infection is severe, nails can be distorted in shape or display a dark color caused by build up of debris under the nail. However, unless the disease is particularly severe, pain is usually not a symptom of toenail fungus, and the symptoms are more usually visual or smell oriented. Toenail fungus infections often follow fungal infection of your feet. Toe fungus with tiny white or yellow spots under the tip of your nails are often first signs of nail fungus. If a nail fungus is left untreated, it can persist indefinitely. See your doctor at the first sign of nail fungus.
Fungal skin infections of your feet is more commonly referred to as Athlete’s foot. In medical terms, it is tinea pedis. Athletes’s foot is contagious and can be passed on in direct contact in showers or locker rooms, areas of prolong period of dampness where fungus tends to thrive. The most common symptom is cracked, flaky, peeling skin around the foot or between the toes, with or without associated itchiness and redness. Other symptoms may also include burning, blistering, oozing, or crusting. Treatment of associated skin fungus is often a preventive measure to avert future nail fungus reinfections.
Toenail Fungus Treatment Information
• Footcare Prevention