Where does toenail fungus ~onychomycosis~ come from?
Fungi, along with bacteria, are normally present in the body. A group of fungi called dermatophytes are responsible for most cases of fungal nail infections. When there is an overgrowth of fungi, you get an infection. Other cases are caused by an overgrowth of yeasts and molds, and fungi thrive in warm, moist environments.
Toenail fungus can be very difficult to remove and causes thickened, separating, and discolored nails. The Centre for Disease Control warns that nail fungus can spread to other areas of the body if left untreated.
Pin Pointe Laser’s sole purpose is to get rid of the fungus that is residing under your nails. The laser light will be directed towards the infected nails and pass through the toenail without causing damage to the nail or surrounding skin*. The procedure typically lasts for about 30 minutes. It is a painless procedure that does not typically need any pain medication. To clear the nails typically requires one treatment. All toes on the infected foot will be treated because we want to make sure that the fungus does not spread. The laser kills the fungus that is present at the time of your appointment. Your nails should grow back healthy. As a result, it pushes out the old nail that has been damaged by the fungus. It is also recommended to follow carefully post-treatment care instructions to prevent any reinfection.