We understand that nail fungus can be an embarrassing and frustrating problem. At our med spa in Bend, we offer compassionate care to help you put your best foot forward!
Signs that you may have an infected toenail include:
Onychomycosis (on-ih-koh-my-KOH-sis), or nail fungus, is not caused by anything that you have done “wrong.” Over 10 percent of the population will be affected by this foot condition at some point. The reason for infection is that tiny microbes thrive in moist environments, such as your shoes. Additional areas a nail fungus may be contracted is a nail salon, gym, or public showers and pools. You can even catch a nail fungus from someone you live with.
Many people who attempt to treat nail fungus with home care end up feeling frustrated. This is because the condition is intensely resistant and may require a full year of daily treatment in order to reach full resolution. Our Bend Nail Fungus patients now have other options at EstheitxMD!
There are a few ways that physicians can treat nail fungus. Historically, treatment has involved oral medication.
However, there can be unpleasant side effects to this approach. Topical medications may be kinder to the liver but tend to achieve limited results due to a lack of adequate penetration of the nail. Like home treatments, standard medical treatment may take a year of daily use.
Recently, laser therapies have been developed specifically for the purpose of treating nail fungus.
This is a promising solution because heat has a destructive effect on almost all infectious agents. Laser treatment heats the area beneath the nail to a level unwelcoming to fungi and other microbes. Typically, 3-5 treatments are scheduled before the toenail is assessed. For treating Nail Fungus Bend patients should call us today for their consultation.
Potential infection lurks in numerous places, so prevention can be tricky. One of the primary recommendations made by experts is to choose your nail salon wisely, since a good number of infections occur as a result of unsterile instruments, or the mechanism that circulates water in a salon’s foot bath. For optimal prevention, you can have your nail technician use your own personal grooming tools, and choose not to soak your feet during a pedicure.
The good news is that you don't have to avoid professional pedicures altogether if you have nail fungus. By taking some extra care and being mindful of hygiene, you can prevent infection from both your own nails and the tools used during a pedicure.
While nail fungus isn't dangerous, it can be unsightly and difficult to get rid of. So if you're self-conscious about the appearance of your nails or experiencing pain, you may want to consider treatment.
There is always a risk of the fungus coming back after treatment. However, you can reduce this risk by taking precautions such as wearing open-toed shoes and keeping your nails clean and dry.
The cost of laser treatment varies depending on the severity of the infection and the number of sessions required.
Laser treatment is one of the most effective ways to get rid of nail fungus. The heat from the laser kills the fungus and helps to clear the infection.
Laser treatment will not make your toenail look completely normal quickly. However, over time, as the infection clears and your nail grows out, it will look healthier.
After your laser treatment, you will be able to walk comfortably. However, you may want to wear open-toed shoes or sandals to allow your nails to air out and prevent further infection.
Laser treatment usually only takes one or two sessions to be effective. However, you may need to have additional treatments if the infection is severe.
Receive the care you need to feel your best when you visit EsthetixMD in Bend for your Nail fungus treatment. Call 541-303-9155.
“Excellent friendly staff! Nicholas was awesome. He cured my toenail fungus in 3 sessions. Tried everything and nothing worked but this. Follow the program...take your vitamins, apply the medicine as prescribed and you will see results!”
— Joe C.
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