Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the nails that causes discoloration, thickening, and separation from the nail bed. It affects toenails more often than fingernails on account of conditions that promote fungal growth (dark moist environment and reduced blood flow).
If a fungal infection is causing your nails to look unsightly, the team at The Spa MD team in Rochester Hills, Michigan, has you covered. Our aesthetic specialists employ the best solution to fight toenail fungus and restore your toenails.
ClearChoice™ by AlmaLasers is a unique system that features two distinct laser technologies in the fight against onychomycosis. Keep reading to learn how this treatment helps you win the battle against toenail fungus.
Don’t ignore toenail fungus
Toenail fungus is relentless. It’s crucial to address toenail fungus at the first sign of infection, otherwise the infection can quickly spread to your other toenails. Addressing nail fungus early makes it easier to treat. Signs of a toenail infection include:
- Patches of yellow discoloration
- Thick nails
- Deformed nails
- Nail that detaches from the nailbed
- Full nail discoloration
Without treatment, toenail fungus almost always worsens, and can lead to permanent nail damage. In severe cases, toenail fungus can progress and cause widespread infection of the foot. A serious infection of these unwanted microorganisms can even cause nerve damage in the affected area.
If the fungus spreads to the skin, it can cause the affected skin to crack, allowing in bacteria that can cause cellulitis, a potentially serious skin infection. It’s important to address toenail fungus as soon as possible.
How does ClearChoice eliminate nail fungus?
Firing nanosecond bursts, ClearChoice lasers rapidly deliver light energy that penetrates through the nail plate to be absorbed by the pigmented yeasts causing your toenail infection. The second laser delivers heat to destroy infection causing fungus. This fast and reliable treatment provides visible results after just one treatment. It’s painless and requires no anesthesia or downtime.
Treatment is performed in our office and typically takes 20-30 minutes. ClearChoice laser treatment is nontoxic, leaves surrounding tissues unharmed, and causes no long-term side effects. After your short office visit, you can immediately return to your normal activities. With successful treatment, your toenail will grow in clear and healthy looking.
Maintaining clear nails
In most cases, one laser treatment is enough to eradicate nail fungus. Some stubborn cases may require repeat treatment to completely eliminate your nail fungus. Keep in mind that although laser therapy is the best available treatment and it eliminates the fungus causing your nail infection, it’s always possible for fungus to come back.
With continued precautions and steps to protect your nails from reinfection, such as using antifungal polish, you can keep your nails clear and nail fungus at bay.
Laser treatment is the safest and fastest way to effectively eliminate toenail fungus. Don’t hide your feet this summer. Address toenail fungus with ClearChoice laser treatment and join countless happy patients.
To get started, give us a call to schedule an appointment with our laser specialist Samantha Follebout. You can also book online using our webform. Restore your toenails today! We’re standing by to help you meet your cosmetic goals.