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How To Treat Toenail Fungus – For Good!

A woman displays her manicure and pedicure

A woman displays her manicure and pedicure

Nail fungus is an infection affecting the cracks of the nail or cuts in the skin. The condition can lead to discoloring of the toenail, buildup and more. Below we’ve detailed Laser Toenail Fungus treatment, the easiest way to target and stop toenail fungus.

What Causes Toenail Fungus?

Fungal nail infections typically develop as a result of an overgrowth of fungi in, under or on the nail. Warm, moist environments support fungi life. Fungi already present in or on your body can trigger nail infections. Also, if you share a space with someone who already has a fungal infection, it may spread to you. Fungal infections are more likely to affect toenails because they are confined to your shoes and socks. If you regularly receive pedicures, be sure your nail specialist is disinfecting their tools, because fungal infections can also spread in this environment.

Who Is At Risk For Fungal Infections?

There are several different types of fungal nail infections, each with their unique treatments. Most cases are preventable. However, the following factors increase the likelihood of developing a fungal infection:

  • Diabetes
  • Wearing artificial nails
  • Nail injuries
  • Skin Injuries around the nail
  • Moist fingers or toes
  • Regularly wearing closed-toe shoes
  • Having a disease that causes poor circulation

How To Identify Toe Nail Fungus

A fungal infection can potentially affect one or more nails. Look for the following visible signs of fungal infection:

  • White or yellow streaks on the nails
  • Crumbling corners on the tip of your nails
  • Loss of nail
  • Scaling under the nail
  • Flaking on the nail’s surface
  • Yellow spots at the bottom of the nail

Toenail Fungus Laser Treatment

At The Medical Spa of Baton Rouge, we utilize the Sciton laser treatment to target the organism that causes nail fungal infection in the toenails. The treatment elevates the temperature within the nail bed and safely halts the growth of fungus under nails. Treatment only last between 15 and 20 minutes, and you can return to your regular activities immediately after treatment! One or more treatments may be necessary and depends on the severity of the infection. It is recommended you purchase new shoes and socks following treatment to ensure the fungus doesn’t continue to spread.

Ready to kick toenail fungus to the curb? Contact The Medical Spa of Baton Rouge to schedule your initial consultation now.