Onychomycosis which is commonly known as toenail fungus refers to when the toenails are infected with fungus. Although many types of fungus are responsible for this infection, ND YAG laser therapy can destroy them.
On the body, the fungus is usually harmless. However, the case is reversed when the fungus finds its way into the toenails. What the fungi do is feed on toenail tissues. The same fungus is responsible for athletes’ foot and yeast infection in females.
One common symptom of toenail fungus is an unpleasant smell from your toenails. Also, you may notice dry or cracked toenails. Other symptoms include:
While sweating in your shoes can cause toenail fungus, you can also get it from a friend. Inadequate care for your toenails can allow the fungus to thrive, leading to an infection. The following are primary causes of toenail fungus:
Your knowledge of how laser therapy for toenail fungus works is incomplete without knowing the precautions. One advantage of these precautions is they can fight the causes of the infection before your treatment.
We recommend a series of 3-4 treatments, spaced out every 4-6 weeks. Although each individual case may be slightly different, typically people can notice a significant difference after the first treatment, when new nail beds begin to grow in.