Toenail Fungus…not something that is common conversation around the water-cooler. But if you have it, you more than likely wish you didn’t and find yourself hiding your toes and avoiding flip-flops.
Well, flip-flop season is over and winter is on its way. Now is the perfect time to treat your toenail fungus – so your toes are ready for après ski moments around a cozy winter fire.
At Wellness and Medical Spa, Dr. Shel offers the latest advancement in lasers, including the Fotona Laser which quickly and effectively treats your toenail fungus in four easy and quick treatments.
Nail fungus, also called onychomycosis, is a common condition that begins as a white or yellow spot under the tip of your fingernail or toenail. Nail fungus occurs more often in toenails than in fingernails.
As the infection goes deeper, the fungus may cause your toenail to thicken, discolor and crumble at the edges. If one or more of your toenails is brittle, distorted, dull, thick and/or dark in color, you may have toenail fungus. Infected toenails also may separate from the nail bed.
Toenail fungal infections are typically caused by a dermatophyte fungus. Fungi are microscopic organisms that don’t need sunlight to survive. Some fungi have beneficial uses. Others cause illness and infection. Fungi live in moist, warm environments, like swimming pools and showers. They invade your skin through cuts so tiny you can’t even see them or through a small separation between your nail and nail bed.
Factors that can increase your risk of developing toenail fungus include being male, aging, working in a humid environment, having athlete’s foot, perspiring heavily, living with someone who has toenail fungus or having diabetes or other circulation problems.
A severe case of toenail fungus can be painful, may cause permanent damage to your nails and may lead to other serious infections if you have diabetes or a suppressed immune system.
Toenail fungus is treatable at Wellness and Medical Spa.
Call for a consultation appointment with Dr. Shel, today. Don’t wait to treat your toes to the Fotona Laser. (281) 698-7435.