Toenail Fungus Removal
Toenail fungus can be very embarrassing. Fortunately, there is laser treatment available for this condition. Laser treatments for toenail fungus removal were first approved by the Food and Drug Administration back in 2010. Health care professionals at Beaver Valley Foot Clinic can use several types of lasers to remove the toenail fungus. Laser treatments are popular for toenail fungus removal because they destroy and heat the harmful fungi, but they keep the healthy tissue intact.
It is important to note that the toenail does not instantly become clear after getting this treatment. However, the fungus will die, and the results of this procedure will become more apparent when the new nail grows out. In many cases, people only need to get one treatment before they get the results they want. Some people have to return to Beaver Valley Foot Clinic for a follow-up treatment in order to ensure the fungus is gone.
Laser treatments for toenail fungus removal can typically completed within 15 minutes. There is no drugs or anesthesia required for this treatment. Laser treatment is also painless. Additionally, laser treatment is very safe.
Even though laser treatment is effective for killing fungus, a new fungal infection may still develop. People who are genetically predisposed to this disease are very likely to develop a new fungal infection. Patients with aggressive toenail fungus are often required to get periodic treatments.
Laser treatment is considered a cosmetic procedure. That is why it is not covered by most health insurance plans. The cost of laser treatment can vary greatly.
Who Are Good Candidates For Laser Nail Removal?
You can be an ideal candidate for laser nail removal of:
- You are suffering from nail fungus for a long time
- Home remedies or over-the-counter medicines are useless
- You suspect an infection
- Infection has started a long ago
- Your condition is getting worse everyday
How To Prevent Nail Fungus After Laser Treatment?
Preventing nail fungus from attacking your nail again is really easy if you follow the tips given below:
- Never Walk Barefoot
There are millions of bacteria living on your floor, you can’t even see them but they are always available there.
And if you walk barefoot on such floor then the risks of you developing nail fungus can get increased a lot.
Furthermore, places like swimming pools and gyms have high amount of bacteria available, so make sure to never go barefoot.
- Keep Your Hands And Feet Clean
Sometimes no matter how much you try it’s not possible to stop a bacteria reaching your feet.
Therefore, for such situation washing hands and feet can be a great idea!
Washing your feet will keep you clean and bacteria away, so everyday make sure you wash your hands and feet after coming home.
Lastly, make sure to dry your feet and hands properly as bacteria prefer moist environment!
- Clip Your Nails Safely
Did you know that toenails should be clipped only straight across? Since if you clip them in a circular direction you will put yourself at a risk of ingrown toenail.
This problem can be really painful and easily lead toenail fungus as well!
Lastly, make sure the nail clippers you use are properly sanitized, since no one wants they receive germs from others and get infected by annoying toenail fungus.
So do not forget to use these tips if you want toenail fungus remains miles away from you.
If you are interested in getting laser treatment for toenail fungus removal, then you should contact us here at Beaver Valley Foot Clinic. Our professionals at Beaver Valley Foot Clinic will be happy to answer any questions that you have. We are based out of Pittsburgh, PA.