When a fungus is in the nails, it is much more difficult to treat. People often want an instant toenail improvement result, but the difficulty is that toenails grow very slow and the nail plate acts as a shield and repels many topical medications. Typically creams and lotions do not work well.
Creams and lotions work well for Athlete’s Foot because the skin which acts as a sponge is more absorbent than toenails
Most treatments require patients to be patient and wait 6-12 months for the nail to grow, no matter which treatment they try
What are the options for fungal nails?
• Topical antifungal nail polish
• Oral medication
• Periodic care
• Laser nail care (see below with LUNULA)
• Finally - do nothing and wait, watch, and see if the nail will resolve the issue on its own.
• Nail removal
• Even sometimes hiding the nail with a product such as KeryFlex
Lunula Laser is a revolutionary low-level laser therapy bringing new hope to people suffering from onychomycosis (toenail fungus). It is safe and effective, and the first and only non-thermal cold laser to receive FDA 510(k) Market Clearance for Onychomycosis. The innovative Lunula foot fungus laser poses none of the risks and harmful side effects of oral anti-fungal medications and is painless, unlike other laser therapies. Contact our office to learn more about Upstate Footcare laser toenail fungus treatments using the Lunula Laser today.