Nobody likes to talk about this, but fungal spores are more common than you might realize. As such, fungal toenail infections are irritating, embarrassing conditions that can plague anyone from young athletes to middle-age working men and women to retired senior citizens.
When you get this kind of infection, it’s best to see a podiatry specialist—like the kind you find here at HFAA!—as soon as you start noticing problems. Toenail fungus is a stubborn infection and will not go away on its own. Further, the infection will become worse if left untreated.
You don’t have to live with a case of toenail fungus, however! Our Bloomington, IL podiatrist practice has an outstanding option for returning your nails back to a clear, healthy state – laser treatment.
Why might you want to use laser treatment to clear up your fungal toenails? Here are four reasons:
- It’s the Most Effective Form of Fungal Toenail Treatment – Laser treatment doesn’t just do an outstanding job of eradicating the infection, it also promotes stronger, healthier nail tissue. This form of therapy is so effective patients report having healthier, pain-free nails in a quicker fashion than they would with more traditional treatment. Why put yourself through the pain of a fungal toenail infection when you can get it treated swiftly and powerfully with our lasers
- It Prioritizes Convenience for You – Most people simply don’t have the time to endure complex procedures and extensive treatments for something like a fungal toenail infection. The good news with laser treatment is that every session takes less than an hour.
Usually, sessions are planned to take place periodically throughout a six month period to completely get rid of the infection. However, the number of times you come in for treatment will depend on the severity of the infection.
Another convenient factor of laser treatment is that immediately following your session, you will be able to get up and walk on the treated foot without feeling any pain or needing any assistance. Unlike many surgeries, laser treatment is noninvasive to the point that you can get up afterwards, put on the shoes you wore into our office, and drive or walk off to where you need to go next.
- It’s Incredibly Safe – Though they can be effective, other forms of fungal toenail infection treatments come with side effects for some patients. If you take an oral medication to get rid of a fungal toenail infection, it could come with certain health risks, depending on who you are and what kind of reactions you have to various medications. However, laser treatment has a proven track record of unparalleled safety.
There have been no injuries, no bad reactions, and no side effects as the result of laser treatment, making it one of the safest treatment options available today. If you are concerned about taking an oral medication, or already know that you would have an adverse reaction to it, talk to one of our team members about laser treatment!
- It’s Harmless – You may already be dealing with pain from the pesky fungal infection, so why would you want to go through a treatment that causes even more discomfort? The great news is that laser treatment effectively kills the fungus without causing you any pain. While some patients say they feel a slight heating sensation, it’s never painful or even uncomfortable in the slightest (which means anesthesia is not needed for the procedure).
Want to learn more about this advance treatment option that can restore your toenails back to health?
Need to request an appointment to get rid of an embarrassing fungal infection?
Give us a call!
Contact Heartland Foot and Ankle Associates today at (309) 661-9975 and one of our team members will be happy to help you.