Toenail Fungus Removal
Toenail fungus (or onychomycosis) is a chronic fungal infection affecting the toenails or fingernails of approximately one in ten Canadians. Symptoms include yellow discoloration, thickening of the nail, debris under the nail, crumbling or brittle nails and loss of attachment to the nail bed. Since nail fungus can be unsightly at its worst, many people suffering from nail fungus hide their bare feet and give up wearing sandals.
Treatments for Toenail Fungus
According to some statistics, only about 20% of patients with nail fungus seek professional care from a doctor. Yet there are several options for treatment of toenail fungus, and it’s now easier than ever. Until recently, the only way to treat nail fungus was with topical creams or oral medications. Topical creams, which need to penetrate the nail, can be very slow to work and may take a very long time to show any results. Oral medication needs to be taken for extended periods and may have systemic side effects.
Laser toenail fungus treatment using Laser Genesis has absolutely no side effects and results are often seen more quickly than other treatments. More importantly, topical creams and oral medications tend to have about a 50% success rate in eradicating nail fungus, whereas laser treatments for toenail fungus has a success rate of over 85%.
If you suffer from toenail fungus in the Toronto area, learn more about the benefits of laser toenail fungus treatment by reading our FAQs or by contacting Guelph Laser to schedule your complimentary consultation. We know nail fungus can be frustrating to beat and want you to enjoy being in your bare feet again.