If you suffer from toenail fungus it can have a detrimental effect not only on your self-image but on your health as well. If left untreated, the affected nail can become thicker and more difficult to trim which can cause discomfort and make it more difficult to walk. If you have toenail fungus, you most likely have tried some home remedies, including certain medications and other topical ointments without any improvement. You want to know if there is still a way to achieve a better-looking nail. Find out how toenail fungus treatment from your West Hartford podiatrists Harvey D. Lederman, DPM; Marc A. Lederman, DPM; and Kurt W. Rode, DPM, AACFAS can bring about relief from this unsightly condition.
What is toenail fungus?
Toenail fungus is an infection that can affect either the toenail, a fingernail, or the surface underneath the nail. This fungus attaches itself to the toenail and can spread through a nail clipper, or from a damp area where you may walk barefoot such as a pool or shower.
How Laser Treatments Can Help
You may have tried some home remedies or medications but have found that nothing has helped. If left untreated, toenail fungus can spread to other nails, the nail can become thicker, yellow and brittle possibly making it more difficult to walk. Even if you have found some relief in the past, toenail fungus can come back, so it is an especially troublesome condition.
Find out how laser treatment from your West Hartford podiatrists can help diminish and even remove fungus from your toenails. This treatment option works by using a laser targeting and destroying the fungus in the nail. Because of the way the laser works, it doesn’t affect the tissue around the nail, causing no discomfort. The benefits of this procedure is that there is minimal downtime and it stimulates the growth of a healthy nail.
If you are ready to improve the look of your nail and get rid of toenail fungus with a laser treatment it is time you give West Hartford Podiatry a call. We want to get you ready to enjoy the outdoors without having to worry about being self-conscious for showing your feet. Call today to set up an appointment.