Nail Fungus

How Did I Get Nail Fungus?

Some people are genetically prone to nail fungus. Others, including swimmers and other athletes, may be more likely to get it because they go barefoot in public areas or because their feet are often damp. Other common ways and places to contact nail fungus are: public and community pool areas, gyms and locker rooms, hotels and pedicure Salons, and by wearing damp, infected socks, shoes, or work boots for long hours. Overall, damp, un-sanitized conditions encourage fungus growth. You are not alone.


What is Nail Fungus?

Onychomycosis, or fungal infection of nails, most often on the toes, affects about 12 per cent of Americans, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Nail fungus infection is a condition which can be embarrassing and often, even painful. Fungal infected toenails are one of the leading reasons people visit podiatrists and dermatologists. Toenail fungus (Onychomycosis) grows beneath the toenail, causing the nail to thicken and discolor. As the infection progresses, the nail may become brittle and break or pull away from the toe. It is generally not painful, although if the fungus is left untreated, the skin beneath or around the affected nail could become inflamed or infected. If that occurs, walking or even wearing shoes could become difficult.

Why Choose Laser Nail Treatment?

The LightPod Neo® is the safest and gentlest aesthetic laser available due to its unique Micropulse-1064 technology, which delivers energy to the skin 30-50 times faster than other lasers. This allows patients of all skin types to receive pain-free treatment without the use of messy cooling gels or anesthetics; solely using a beam of light to touch the skin. We employ this laser to offer our customers the highest standards in treatment comfort, safety, and efficacy. The LightPod Neo® is FDA approved.

 

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