Toe Nail Fungus Removal
Not many more things in life are as frustrating to get rid of as toe nail fungus. Applying a liquid twice a day for months, or take a pill that has unwanted side effects. Who has time for that?! At Alazzo Med Spa we can make your toe nail fungus disappear in just a few quick treatments.
Q: What is toe fungus?
A: Onychomycosis is caused by a group fungus called dermatophytes that grows under the nail and is very difficult to cure because topical agents do not penetrate the nail bed.
Q: Where does fungus occur?
A: Fungal infections are common on both fingernails and toenails. The big toe and the little toes are the ones most likely to be affected. At Alazzo Med Spa all the toes on the affected foot are treated.
Q: What causes toe nail fungus?
A: Primary causes for this condition include extreme humidity, heavy perspiration, athlete’s foot, constant wearing of socks, aging, psoriasis, being barefoot in public places like swimming pools, nail or foot injury that has been neglected and weakened immune systems.
Q: Is toe nail fungus harmful?
A: Yes, is can be. Fungus grows and feeds on the keratin that makes up the surface of the toe nail. The big toe and the little toe where toe nail fungus most commonly appears are the most susceptible to infections of the soft tissue known as paronychia.
Q: What does toe nail fungus look like?
A: Toe nail fungus causes a disfiguration and discoloration of the nails. Toe nails appear white and cloudy or thickened and yellow. The texture of the nail can also change to become crumbly and rough. Sometimes the nail can separate from the nail bed (this is usually not painful).
Q: Why is toe nail fungus so hard to treat?
A: Topical applications do not penetrate the nail bed. Toe nail fungus grows under the nail so in order to destroy the fungus you need to get under the nail bed. That is why medications that work through the body are used to treat toe nail fungus.
Q: How does Alazzo Med Spa treat toe nail fungus?
A: At Alazzo Med Spa we use a laser to penetrate the nail bed and destroy the fungus where is grows. Completely painless, the light of the laser passes through the nail bed and targets the fungus. Mild warmth or tingling can be felt during the treatment.
Q: How long does it take?
A: Each treatment only takes 15-20 minutes. Once the nail starts to grow out clear another treatment is recommended to ensure destruction of all fungus. Nails grow at a slow rate so it can take months for the entire nail to grow out clear.