As summer approaches, you may be thinking about all the summer activities you want to take part in. From standing barefoot in the grass, to walking in the sand at the beach, to putting on your favorite pair of sandals, summer is a time to show your feet a little. If you have problems with toenail fungus, however, you may look at summer with some trepidation.
No matter how stubborn your toenail fungus might be, the expert team at Optima Foot and Ankle in Redmond and Bend, Oregon, is here to help. We offer cutting-edge options ― including laser therapy ― to treat toenail fungus.
The basics of toenail fungus
You could have picked up a case of toenail fungus in a public gym or pool recently, or you might have recurring toenail fungus issues. In addition to unsightly appearance changes, such as warping, dark or light spots, or other color changes, impacted toenails can give off an unpleasant odor. You're more likely to see a fungal infection in your big toenails, but if left untreated, the condition can spread to all toes.
The condition can be hard to get rid of. And while over-the-counter products may help, if the infection isn’t completely eradicated, it could return again and again and potentially get out of your control. With foot fungus problems, you need to take quick, decisive action when you first notice an outbreak.
The laser solution
At Optima Foot and Ankle, our team offers cutting-edge treatments for toenail fungus that can resolve your condition and symptoms rapidly. With the touchless and pain-free LunulaLaser®️, we can clear up your toenail fungus for good. The patented system targets all the infected tissue in your nail bed, including the germinal/matrix tissue that can let fungal infections keep coming back.
In one study, 73% of patients were cured with just two laser treatments. Increasing the number of treatments may also increase the cure rate. A laser treatment for toenail fungus usually only takes about 10 minutes per toe. By getting laser therapy, you won't have to worry about extensive, painful procedures or the side effects that can come with oral medications.
If you have toenail fungus or want to see if you do, we can diagnose your condition and recommend the right treatment option for you. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone with Optima Foot and Ankle today.