Technological advances have made fungal nail treatment faster, more effective, and safer than ever before. At Diablo Foot and Ankle, we have the latest technology and are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality treatment solutions. Our treatments focus on laser treatment for fungal toenails, which is commonly associated with yellowing nails or white spots developing underneath the nails. As a fungal infection worsens, it can cause further discoloration, or even crumbling of the nail.
Fungal toenail conditions can appear mild, but it often develops into a worse problem, which can cause pain in one or more toenails. If you begin to notice thickened, brittle, or discolored toenails, it may be time to consult with a professional to pinpoint the best fungal nail laser treatment solution. Our team uses the state-of-the-art GenesisPlus laser for our treatment solutions.
What Causes Toenail Fungus?
Toenail fungus may be caused by exposure to a wide range of different fungal organisms, the most common being dermatophyte. Other cases of fungal nail infections can occur due to contact with yeasts and molds. Fungal infections are more common in older individuals because as nails age, they become more brittle and susceptible to cracking, increasing the chance of exposure and infection. Decreased blood flow to toes and weakened immune systems can also increase the likelihood of developing a fungal toenail infection.
Fungal infections are also caused by Athlete’s foot and can spread to multiple toenails, though it does not spread through person-to-person contact. Certain risk factors can increase your chances of getting a fungal toenail infection, including excessive sweating or walking barefoot in communal areas where water or moisture is present, including: locker rooms, community pools, or shower rooms. If you suffer from psoriasis or other skin infections, diabetes, or weak circulation, you may be at additional risk for developing a fungal toenail infection.
What Are the Best Fungal Toenail Treatments?
Our preferred treatment solution at Diablo Foot and Ankle is the GenesisPlus laser treatment. This FDA-approved laser treatment for fungal toenails provides a practical, rapid, and safe option for a fungal toenail infection. The GenesisPlus utilizes the latest advances in technology to remove toenail fungus without drug treatments or more invasive procedures. According to clinical research, a 85% cure rate means that this is one of the best fungal toenail treatments available.
The GenesisPlus directly penetrates below the infected toenail to target the fungal infection, using a pulsed laser. The fungus absorbs the light and, in turn, begins to generate heat, thereby killing the funnel infection at its source. This is one of the safest and most effective fungal nail laser treatments available. Because your skin is never directly exposed to the laser, there are no harmful side effects. Following your procedure, you should see healthy toenails develop, and the reappearance of toenail fungus is minimized because it’s directly removed.
You Don’t Have to Tolerate Toenail Fungus
Reach out to one of Diablo Foot and Ankle’s qualified customer service representatives to schedule a consultation, or get answers to any questions you may have about your fungal toenail laser treatment options. Our dedicated team of doctors, nurses, and staff are experienced in treating fungal toenail infections, no matter the severity or phase of the infection. We specialize in every type of fungal infection, and can explore the best laser treatment option to ensure your fungal infection is cured—without using drug-based or invasive treatments. Call today to schedule an examination and explore the best toenail fungal treatments that modern medicine has to offer.
Common Podiatry Questions
What is a Podiatrist?
A podiatrist is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the foot and ankle.
What does a Podiatrist treat?
A podiatrist is a doctor who specializes in the medical and surgical care of the feet. They can treat conditions such as ingrown toenails, fungal toenails, bunions, hammertoes, and plantar fasciitis.
What’s the difference between a Podiatrist and Orthopedist?
A Podiatrist and Orthopedist are very similar to each other in many ways. They use most of the same tools and treat a lot of the same conditions. The main difference between the two is their medical training. Podiatrists are trained exclusively on the foot and ankle, whereas the Orthopedic is trained on the whole body with an additional year of training on the foot and ankle.