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Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the toenails that effects as many as 10% of adults with much higher rates of incidence in diabetics and people suffering from psoriasis.
Historically, treatment of the nail fungus has been difficult because the infection is embedded within the toenail, making it difficult to reach. Eradicating the infection could take up to a year and involve multiple treatments.
Anti-fungal pills, which include some risks of liver damage, have been show to work less that half the time and topical treatments, such as prescription toenail lacquers, have success rates as low as 10%.
Laser Nail Treatment
Recently a new laser treatment has been show to have positive results for many patients, speeding up the removal of infection. The laser, originally designed for cataract treatment, uses near-infrared light to target the fungus, leaving the surrounding nail intact.
Contact Dr. Pearl to discuss a laser nail treatment program, today.