Onychomycosis (Fungal Infection of Nails) is a fungal infection usually caused by a special type of fungus known as a dermatophyte. It has been a historic problem because fungi are hard and robust organisms with spores and hyphae that can survive under conditions and at temperatures more extreme than most human cells can tolerate. Many species are anaerobic or require little oxygen, and most flourish under the conditions of warm temperature and high moisture. Regions beneath the nail plate and within the nail bed and matrix form an ideal environment for growth, providing fungal colonies. In its mild forms, nail fungus is merely a cosmetic problem, but over time it can cause toenails to grow abnormally and become painful when walking, therefore it is very crucial to have a nail laser treatment done before the disease spreads.
Obvious good results after one nail laser treatment
A growing number of doctors are offering a laser procedure that kills a common fungus that causes ugly, discolored nails. Toenail laser treatment offers a new alternative to oral medication, which carries a risk of liver damage, and a nail layer, which has poor ability.
Most of these infections are relatively superficial, therefore it would seem that topical treatments ought to work well. This is not the case, because the nail unit is relatively impenetrable. Fungal nail disease affects a large percentage of the adult population. The treatment entails the movement of the laser beam over the nail surface in a uniform pattern, which is:
- Safe and effective
- Quick and easy to perform
- Not requiring local anesthesia
- Not harmful to the skin or nail
- An advantage of this treatment is that nail polish and shoes can be worn immediately after the treatment