At Atlantic Podiatry Associates, we are thrilled to present to you a new treatment that can quickly and effectively eliminate toenail fungus. Toenail fungus, also called onychomycosis, is a common condition estimated to affect up to 10% of the population worldwide. It can cause nails to become yellow or discolored. As the infection advances the nail can become thick, brittle, and separate from the nail bed. It can also cause pain when wearing shoes or walking.
At our Laser Center, we are using an FDA approved laser that safely and effectively treats nail fungus by targeting the fungus directly and getting to the source of the problem immediately. Tiny pulses of light from the laser pass through the nail to the fungus underneath. The fungus is irradiated without any damage to the surrounding nail or skin. The procedure takes 15 – 30 minutes, and all toes are treated for the best chance of success.
Most patients see results as the nail grows out. Toenails grow slowly, especially nails infected with fungus, so it may take six to twelve months for your toenail to clear. And you may be wondering, is this laser procedure painful? Most people feel a slight warming sensation during the laser therapy procedure, but no pain medication is needed and most people find the treatment very easy to tolerate. You can resume your normal activities immediately and can apply nail polish the very next day.
Laser therapy for toenail fungus is a quick, easy, safe and effective way to treat fungus at the source and studies show a success rate of 85%. So if you want to have supermodel-beautiful feet, come visit us in Daytona Beach and let us help you enjoy sandals and walk barefoot on the beach again.