What is Toenail Fungus?
Nail fungus or Onychomycosis is a fungal nail infection that more often affects toenails than fingernails. This infection comes when a fungus infects one or more of toenails. It usually develops on nails that are often exposed to moist and warm environments, like sweaty shoes, shower floors or swimming pool area. It usually begins as a yellow or white spot beneath the surface of a toenail which, if left untreated reaches deeper in the nail and spreads to other nails. Besides aesthetics, toenail fungus causes unpleasant smell joined with pain in the nail area. Toenail fungus infection may be very difficult to cure; it may be very persistent and sometimes it takes months to get rid of it, but different treatments which help to clear up nail fungus are available today. One of the best techniques in the treatment of toenail fungus is a laser treatment, the cutting edge on toe nail care.
How Does the Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus Work?
Toenail fungus laser treatment for Onychomycosis or toenail fungus works by applying a focused beam of light (laser) directly onto infected toenail. The laser targets fungal infection by penetrating the toenail, the area below the toenail and the nail bed. Laser toenail fungus treatment destroys the fungal infection by affecting cells that are responsible for the infection. Treatments usually take 5 minutes per toenail. Depending on the severity of the infection, you may need one to four sessions.