New! Treatment for Toenail Fungus

Posted on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Your friendly, neighbourhood Chiropodist (licenced foot care provider), Rick Werkman, and the team at the Oakville Foot and Orthotic Clinic are pleased to introduce a revolutionary laser treatment option, Noveon NaiLaser, that can get rid of toenail fungus.

The complete program commonly involves 4-8 treatment sessions for most patients and typically lasts 30 minutes. There is no recovery period, no side effects, and it delivers significantly better results than drugs or creams. Learn more about the new laser procedure for treating toenail fungus by contacting us now!

What causes toenail fungus in the first place? Yeasts and molds combine with dampness to cause toenail fungus. Wearing tight-fitting shoes or not letting feet dry out gives toenail fungus a place to grow. Other risk factors include diabetes, a compromised immune system, or an abnormal PH skin level. The likelihood of toenail fungus increases with age, which leads to reduced blood circulation and more risk of exposure.

Is toenail fungus contagious? Yes, nail fungus is quite contagious and can easily spread to other toenails, the skin, or fingernails – not to mention the toes of loved ones.

How will I know if I have toenail fungus? You may have a nail fungal infection (onychomycosis) if one or more of your nails are:

  • thickened and yellow
  • brittle, crumbly or ragged
  • distorted in shape
  • dull, with no luster or shine
  • dark in colour (caused by debris building up under your nail)

38082014021838Infected nails may also separate from the nail bed, a condition called onycholysis. Some patients may feel pain in the toes or fingertips and detect a slightly foul odour.

The new Noveon NaiLaser is the safest and most effective treatment option available. The laser is able to kill the fungus using certain light wavelengths that are known to disrupt the metabolism of fungal cells. Once their metabolism has been altered, the fungal cells die. Meanwhile, healthy skin and tissue cells are left unharmed. Ready to say goodbye to fungal nails? Contact us today!