LASER NAIL FUNGUS REMOVAL
Laser Nail Fungus Removal Portland
Oregon Aesthetics offers laser treatment for toenail fungus to safely and effectively relieve symptoms, pain and discomfort. The laser technology targets the organisms that live in and under the toenail, killing the pathogens and reducing the spread or growth of toenail fungus in more than 70% of patients in clinical trials.
ABOUT TOENAIL FUNGUS
Toenail fungus is an embarrassing and uncomfortable condition that affects an estimated 36 million people in the United States. Over $354 million dollars were spent in 2010 in the U.S. on prescription and over-the-counter treatments for toenail fungus.
Onychomycosis, the medical term for toenail fungus, is caused by an infection in the nail caused by a group of fungi called dermatrophytes. These fungi can live in the dead layer of skin around the nail, below the nail, or in the nail itself. Laser nail fungus removal Portland.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF TOENAIL FUNGUS
Nail infections cause discoloration and deformity of the nail, which can interfere with the ability to wear shoes, walk, or play sports. Infected nails typically have one or more of the following signs:
- Yellow streaks in the skin beneath the nail or in the nail bed
- Buildup of skin and nail fragments under the skin
- Discolored and/or thickened nails that separate from the skin
- Brittle, broken or cracked nails
- White spots on the surface of the nail
- Damaged, crumbly nail surface
CAUSES OF TOENAIL FUNGUS
There is no single cause for toenail fungus. There are many contributing factors including:
- Family History
- Nail Trauma
- Exposure to Warm or Moist Climate
- Exposure to Infected Nails in Sports/Fitness or Communal Bathing Areas
- Tight Shoes
LASER TREATMENT FOR TOENAIL FUNGUS
While there are a variety of treatment options for toenail fungus, it is important to note that there is no permanent cure. Treatment can be difficult because infection may lie under or inside the nail. Laser treatment is safe and effective, with most patients seeing improvement in 3 to 12 months. Laser nail fungus removal Portland.
You don’t have to suffer with embarrassing or painful toenails because of toenail fungus. Contact Oregon Aesthetics 503.387.3105 today to learn more about laser treatment options and find out if they are right for you.
Laser Nail Fungus Removal FAQs
Q: How does laser treatment for toenail fungus work?
A: Our device uses a special laser light that passes through the nail, to target the fungus that lives inside and under the nail. Because the laser beam is so small, it does not damage the surrounding nail or skin.
Q: What can I expect before treatment?
A: We will first meet with you for a consultation to evaluate your condition, explain treatment and discuss follow-up visits or at home care.
Q: Is laser treatment for toenail fungus painful?
A: The procedure is virtually painless, some patients report feeling a warm or pinprick type sensation.
Q: How long does the procedure take?
A: Most laser treatment for toenail fungus is complete in about 30-60 minutes.
Q: What is the recovery period?
A: There is no recovery time, some patients may experience swelling or redness after treatment, but most symptoms only last a brief period of time.
Q: What is the cost of toenail fungus laser treatment?
A: The price depends on your condition, we offer no interest and low interest financing through Care Credit as well as payment by cash, check or credit card. Because it is considered an aesthetic treatment, health insurance does not cover toenail fungus laser treatment. However, you can use an HSA, Medical IRA or Flexible Spending account to pay for your treatment. Laser Nail Fungus Removal Portland.