Just because toenail fungus is common doesn’t mean that it’s easy to deal with or pleasant to experience. If left untreated, fungus in one nail can spread to others and cause additional pain and discomfort. Because of this, it’s important that you catch and treat this problem before it has time to get worse.
At Spa Blue, we want to help prevent you from developing toenail fungus and if you already have it, help you treat it as painlessly and effectively as possible: that’s why we offer our patients the ClearChoice™ laser treatment. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.
Nail fungus, also referred to as onychomycosis, is a fairly common medical condition. Fungus thrives in warm, moist environments making your toes the perfect breeding ground for it. Another condition that makes your toes especially susceptible to fungus is decreased blood flow – while fungus in other areas of your body is quickly detected and removed by your immune system, blood rich with these infection-fighting white blood cells does not reach your toes as easily.
While anyone can develop a toenail fungus, there are some factors that can increase your risk: people that are older, sweat heavily, work in a humid or moist environment, or walk barefoot in damp communal areas are more likely to develop a toenail fungus. To help prevent the development of toenail fungus, be sure to wear lightweight, breathable socks and shoes, clean your feet and toes regularly, and abstain from walking around barefoot in public places.
The ClearChoice™: Alma Laser™ Treatment
Developed by Alma Lasers™, the ClearChoice™ laser is used to treat mild to moderate cases of toenail fungus. It does so by emitting powerful pulses of light that easily pass through the nail bed and penetrate to the source of your toenail fungus – yeast. This yeast is pigmented, so it quickly absorbs the light emitted by the ClearChoice™ laser and begins to die.
One thing that makes toenail fungus so difficult to eliminate is that even after it’s treated, some yeast can linger and re-establish itself. The ClearChoice™ system uses Q-Switched Nd: YAG and Long Pulsed Nd: YAG lasers to target the yeast completely and thoroughly and lower the risk of this re-establishment. In addition to this, the ClearChoice ™ treatment is fast, easy, comfortable, and involves no side effects.
If you or someone you know has a toenail fungus and would like to learn more information about the ClearChoice™ laser treatment, contact us today and schedule a consultation.