Fungal infection of toenails is a common foot health problem. A majority of victims don’t seek treatment, and many don’t even recognize the existence of a problem. Toenail fungus is much more common than hand nail fungus because fungi like to live in dark, warm places – and your feet give it that opportunity while being trapped inside your shoes all day.
As we age, blood circulation is diminished, the fungus has had many years to grow, and nails grow slower and thicken, giving way to possible infection. Dermatophytes are the fungi most commonly responsible for causing this condition. They are specialized organisms that live off of keratin, which is the main component of nails and skin. Everyone is at risk for infection because the fungus is present everywhere in the environment.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?
Our fungal nail treatments in Evansville, IN involve passing the laser beam over the infected nails. Your esthetician will repeat this several times until enough energy has reached the nail bed. During the treatment, your nail will feel warm.
WILL THE FUNGUS COME BACK?
Reinfection is possible if you do not take proper precaution. Toenail fungus may be acquired anywhere from your environment, especially in damp areas such as public swimming pools or gyms. This is why home care is important. Your nail infection should improve following treatment but you will need to continue with home care techniques to reduce recurrence of the infection. There is a chance of reinfection because the fungus is present everywhere in the environment.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Most patients show improvement after one treatment. The required number of treatments will vary depending on how severely each nail is infected. Typically, our fungal nail treatments in Evansville, IN are three to four sessions, spaced one week apart. It all depends on the degree of fungal infection.
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