Toenail Fungus Treatment- New Genesis, Rochester, NY
What is Toenail Fungus (Onychomycosis)?
Toenail Fungus is a common nail infection that can cause the toenails to thicken and take on a yellowish or cloudy appearance. The nails can become rough and crumbly, or can even separate from the nail bed. Generally there is no pain or physical symptom, unless the disease has progressed to a severe stage of development.
Treatment of onychomycosis ( Toenail Fungus ) is challenging because the infection occurs deep within the nail bed and is difficult to reach. As far as the available treatments, one can use over-the-counter antifungal creams & ointments, which are proven to be the least effective method, since they work only superficially with an 8% cure rate.
Prescription medication can also be used to treat Toenail Fungus. These drugs are usually taken orally. They have frequently been associated with both a long list of side effects and liver toxicity. They are also rather pricey and a normal course of oral treatment for Toenail Fungus infection is 12 weeks. Topical Toenail Fungus treatment is relatively ineffective with only an 8% cure rate, and repeated Toenail Fungus reinfection is also common.
We are proud to offer toe nail fungus treatment with a Long Pulse Nd:Yag1064 Laser to eliminate Toenail Fungus once and for all. The state-of-the art technology has been designed specifically for the treatment of Toenail Fungus. It eliminates Toenail Fungus infections once and for all, but also requires:
• No Anesthesia.
• No Toxic Medication thus No Side Effects.
• No Recovery Time.
• No Surgery and Pain.
Our office is fully equipped with all the necessary tools and requirements for treating Toenail Fungus infection by laser. The treatment usually takes no longer than half an hour and most Toenail Fungus infections are treated in two to three sessions. Although only one toe nail may show signs of infection it is best to treat all of the toe nails on an infected patient who is likely colonized on the other toes or foot with the fungus and may develop unsightly nails after the obviously infected toenail is treated. Treatments are performed 3 months apart and patients may require two or three treatments to get complete results.
The meaning of "Onychomycosis" is fungal infection of the nail, but this infection is more common on the toenail. It is a very common disease of the toenails and is the cause of around 50% of all nail abnormalities and disorders. As mentioned above this nail infection may affect both toenails or fingernails, but toenail infections are more common, we treat both at New Genesis Center for Medical Weight Loss and Cosmetic Medicine.
The main issue for most of Toenail Fungus Infected Patients, is a moderate to severe embarrassment which is due to the unpleasant and ugly appearance of toenails or fingers.
The main causes of Nail Fungus include:
• non-dermatophytic moulds
• Dermatophytes are the most responsible fungi for fungus infection of nails, in the temperate western countries.
Trichophyton rubrum is the most common dermatophyte involved in nail Fungus infection (onychomycosis). Other dermatophytes that may be involved are:
• Trichophyton interdigitale
• Epidermophyton floccosum
• Trichophyton violaceum
• Microsporum gypseum
• Trichophyton tonsurans
• Cattle ringworm fungus
Candida and non-dermatophytic molds are more frequently involved in areas with hot and humid climate such as tropics. It mainly causes fingernail onychomycosis in people whose hands are often submerged in water.
People over 60 years, may also get infected by toenail fungus , which may be the result of slight weakening in the nail's ability to defend itself against fungal invasion.
Toenail Fungus Treatment
Although there are some drug based treatments for nail fungal infections, there have been great advancements in the Toenail Fungus treatment by using laser beams. The later treatment of Toenail Fungus is the result of leading scientists and medical professionals working together for many years to find a non-toxic cure for nail fungus infections.
The Toenail Fungus Laser is a specially designed device that shines through patients toenails and vaporizes the fungus embedded in your nail plate that causes discoloration without causing damage to the nail or the surrounding tissue.