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By Crofton Podiatry
November 10, 2016

A common complaint that podiatrists will hear is about ugly, brittle, and/or discolored toenails. Sometimes it is a result of traumatic injury to the toes, or in many cases, fungal infection that developed under the nail. While topical creams and gels can treat fungus like Athlete’s Foot, fungal nails are more difficult due to the location of the infection. Since the medication cannot re

ach under the toenails, other options include oral medications (often with unwanted side effects, especially for children) or worst-case scenario, removing the toenail. Surely these options do not sound appealing. So great news! With recent trends in foot care, there is another option – laser therapy!

Laser therapy, while sounding intense, is actually very safe. It is a treatment option that is safe and painless, with little to no side effects. It uses focused infrared light that penetrates through the toenail without causing damage. The laser gets to the problem by killing the fungal organisms causing the infection. Depending on the severity of the fungal infection, a few treatments may be required to fully ensure that the infection does not return.

While your toenail will not return to its original clear color, the new growth will be healthy toenails. In a normal growth cycle – which is about 8-10 months – your previously infected (unsightly) toenails will be trimmed away and a healthy toenail will take its place.

If you are suffering from the embarrassment of unsightly toenails due to fungal infection, Dr. Brad Toll, our board-certified podiatrist is ready to help you with a safe and painless treatment therapy. Make an appointment today by calling (410) 721-4505 so that our team can help you at our Crofton, MD office. We welcome patients from the surrounding Gambrills, Odenton, and Bowie areas. 

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