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New laser treatment takes aim at toenail fungus

For people with toenail fungus, there is no good time to wear sandals. Not even at the beach in July.

Toenail fungus causes nails to become thick, yellow and brittle in a way that looks pretty ugly and can be painful. Sufferers can spend years and hundreds of dollars trying to clear the infection with drugs, topical treatments and home remedies, sometimes to no avail. It tends to be a cosmetic issue for the younger set and a pain issue for older folks.

Without treatment, however, the toenails or fingernails can be become so thick that they press against the inside of the shoes, causing pressure, irritation, and pain. Recent studies have shown that Lasers like our Candela Gentle max pro laser we use here at Prestige Laser Center can treat nail fungus by penetrating the nail and destroying the fungus embedded in and under the nail plate. The clinical studies, done in 2010 reveal that over 68-80% of treated patients show significant nail improvement with one laser treatment.

In addition to diagnosing and treating fungal infections, a toenail fungus practitioner will also provide advice on preventive care and lifestyle changes that can help reduce your risk of re-infection. They might also suggest ways to improve foot hygiene such as regularly washing your feet with soap and warm water, drying off thoroughly after bathing, wearing breathable socks made from natural fibers, avoiding tight closed-toe shoes and changing shoes often when your feet sweat. If you are searching for a toe fungus practitioner near Miami, FL, come to Prestige Laser Center. At Prestige Laser Center, we can help you get the care you need to treat your fungal nail infections. Contact us today to learn more. We look forward to assisting you with your needs!

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