When you think of lasers, do you imagine scenes from Star Wars or your favorite video game? More than likely, you don’t think about your feet—or your toenails. However, if you have suffered from fungal nails, you will be thrilled to know that laser technology is revolutionizing treatment for this unsightly and embarrassing foot condition.
If you suffer from toenail fungus, you are not alone. It is very common, and many people experience the recognizable symptoms of nail thickening and discoloration at some point in their lives. There are different types of fungi, but these tiny organisms have one thing in common—they thrive in damp, warm environments. That’s why many people are unknowingly exposed by going barefoot at public pools and locker rooms. The fungi enter the nail through small cracks, and the infection begins.
People try the many over-the-counter medications to solve their fungal nail issue, but often they don’t find relief. Prescription medications have concerning side effects, and again the success rate is low. The infection can be stubborn, and it takes time for a new, healthy nail to return. At Parker Foot and Ankle, we have the most effective technology for eradicating toenail fungus—laser treatment!
The key to getting rid of fungus is penetration of the nail surface which the laser accomplishes with precision. The best news is that there is no medication, no side effects, no pain, and we have seen up to a 95% effectiveness rate! In a few short visits, your infection will be gone, and the new, healthy nail will begin to replace the old. The new nail should grow in over an approximate 6-12 month time frame.
Has toenail fungus caused you pain and embarrassment? Don’t wait another day; call Dr. Parker to learn more about this amazing laser treatment. Make an appointment at our Houston, TX office by calling (281) 497-2850, or visit our website.