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Laser therapy:

  • Safe, painless treatment
  • No side effects or drugs
  • No liver enzyme test required
  • No recovery time, just walk-in and walk-out
  • Only 15 minutes required to treat toe nails on both feet
  • FDA approved

Laser therapy is proven to biostimulate tissue repair and promote growth when it comes to pain management and ugly, unsightly nail eradication. Laser therapy provides dramatic results, is non-addictive and virtually free of side effects. We have the latest technology for the treatment of toenail fungus.

What is Fungal Nail Infection?

  • Fungal nail infection, or onychomycosis, is an active infection that lives deep under the nail.
  • Fungal nail infection causes nails to become thick, flaky, brittle or discolored.

What causes a Fungal Nail Infection?

  • This infection is primarily caused by microorganisms called dermatophytes that live and grow deep down under the nails.
  • The dermatophytes get under the nails through breaks or cracks in the skin or nails.

Where did I get my Nail Infection?

  • Dermatophytes like warm, moist environments, so you may have gotten your fungal nail infection from a damp area where other people go barefoot.
  • You also may have picked up the infection from sharing unsterilized manicure or pedicure instruments that have been used on others with the infection.

How the Infection progresses?

  • After the dermatophytes invade the nail, they settle into and under the nail.
  • As the dermatophytes feed off the nail, they multiply and the live, growing infection may spread to other fingernails and toenails.
  • The infection will not go away on its own and will probably get worse if not treated effectively.
  • Foot and nail infections are especially hazardous if you have diabetes or other conditions that weaken the body’s ability to fight off these infections.

Can my Nail Infection be treated with home remedies?

  • Home remedies, such as bleach or vapor rub, won’t work.
  • Fungal Nail Infections cannot be treated effectively with over-the-counter medications.
  • The topical prescription may be difficult to use.

Did you know the foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles, and numerous tendons? These parts all work together to allow the foot to move in a variety of ways while balancing your weight and propelling you forward or backward on even or uneven surfaces. It is no wonder that 75 percent of all Americans will experience foot problems at one point or another in their lifetimes.

Click on the categories below to read articles on foot disorders and conditions.

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