Nail fungus, also known as onychomycosis in the medical world, is a challenge to treat. An effective and safe solution has been difficult to come by, but laser therapy for onychomycosis is a new and promising treatment for the stubborn and unsightly infection of the nails.
Laser treatment of nail fungus has given hope to many clients frustrated by ineffective topical solutions or oral medications that pose a risk to their health. In laser therapy, powerful bursts of light are transmitted through the nail into the nail bed, destroying the fungi responsible for the nail infection. It is approved by the FDA and has several advantages over traditional treatment for onychomycosis.
Benefits of Laser Treatment for Nail Fungus:
- Non-Toxic – For decades, the most effective treatment for onychomycosis has been oral medications that aim to kill the fungus through chemical warfare in the bloodstream. The drugs, however, were extremely toxic to the liver and everyone who took the medication were required to have blood monitoring before, during and after treatment to be sure the liver was not damaged.
- Convenient – No need to remember to apply a topical solution or take a pill daily. Laser therapy sessions are quick and easily performed in the office.
- Painless – Laser therapy gradually heats up the affected area in order to deactivate and destroy the fungi. Unlike other laser therapies that usually involve intense pulses of light, the treatment for onychomycosis is much less uncomfortable and more easily tolerable.
If you’d like to learn more about laser treatment of nail fungus, contact Miracle Hills Primary Care today.