Dallas Podiatry Works offers laser toenail fungus treatment in Dallas, TX. Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the toenails that can affect the nails of individuals of any age. Generally, these fungi are found on the outer layers of the skin and slowly spread on to the nail plate. Treatment of onychomycosis can be complicated because these fungi live in dead tissue, where it’s hard for medication to effectively reach.
Topical therapies are commonly used for treatment, but they are usually found to be ineffective. Some oral treatments work, but they carry a risk of liver damage that our doctors can discuss with you. Most experts agree that surgically removing the nail plate does not reflect current thoughts as state of the art treatment.
Lasers, on the other hand, have become a technologically advanced approach to the treatment of a variety of human diseases. Lasers produce a strong, coherent light energy at a specific wavelength that the nail tissue absorbs in a unique way. This produces heat and destruction of the offending germs. With the use of lasers, tissue surrounding the affected area remains unharmed.
Traditionally, toenail fungus treatment in Dallas, TX, has been focused around oral drugs that are known to produce adverse side effects. Prescription topicals and other home remedies are often tried, but generally produce little results and may cause adverse side effects. Even with these limitations, prescription oral and topical drugs continue to be used, with Americans spending an estimated $2.1 billion annually on treating toenail fungus with these methods.
Call Dallas Podiatry Works at 972.566.7474 or click here if you have any additional questions about our laser toenail fungus treatment in Dallas, TX, or if you would like to schedule an appointment. Our Dallas podiatrists and staff are always ready to help our patients put their best foot forward!