Science fiction has been a popular genre of storytelling for ages. From the Jules Verne classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea inspiring people since 1870 to the Star Trek franchise remaining popular for the last fifty years, people love imagining where technology will take us. Now we’re seeing imaginative tech do quite a lot for us, including help “zap” away fungal toenails. Fungal nail infections are persistent and turn your nails unsightly, but laser nail therapy can eliminate the condition at the source and allow your toes to heal quickly.
Toenail fungus is an unfortunately common infection that damages and distorts your nails. The fungus thrives in warm, damp, enclosed environments. So if your feet are often sweaty and trapped in shoes, you can easily develop an infection. As the microorganisms grow and spread under your nails, they cause that thickening, discoloration, embrittlement, and distortion of the keratin that is so embarrassing and unsightly.
Lasers zap away those microorganisms by using powerful light tuned to specific wavelengths. The light is able to penetrate the hard keratin of your nails without causing any damage. The fungus underneath absorbs the light and heat, which destroys it. Through a few treatments with the laser light, you can completely eliminate the fungus that is causing the infection. This allows new, healthy nail tissue to grow in clear and strong (and much more attractive).
Laser therapy for fungal nails is still a relatively new field, but the results are promising. This technology provides a quicker way to eliminate fungus at the source. The process is easy, has no known side effects, and is a great alternative method to help you deal with those unsightly and embarrassing infected nails. If you are struggling with fungal toenails, don’t wait to get help. The sooner you address the problem, the easier it is to eliminate. Let our team at Associates in Podiatry help you clear up your nails today. Contact our offices in Roselle and Princeton, NJ, through our website or by calling: (908) 687-5757 for Roselle, or (609) 924-8333 for Princeton.