Toenail fungus, is embarrassing and no one wants to talk about it. It affects millions of Americans, and besides being unsightly, it can even be painful. Known medically as onychomycosis, much progress has been made in identifying and successfully treating this condition. There can be a hereditary predisposition to this Fungal infection as well as being contracted in damp areas, such as public gyms, showers, or pools. Once fungal debris becomes trapped under the nail our shoes and socks provide the perfect warm, moist and dark environment in which the fungus will thrive. As toenail fungus grows and spreads deeper into the nail, it causes the nail to swell and become discolored, to thicken and to crumble, and in some cases, it will cause the nail to completely detach. Treatment options have been largely limited to oral drugs, prescription topicals, and home remedies that have not been proven effective.
Topical treatments alone are generally unable to clear the nail because of insufficient nail plate penetration. While oral drugs have exhibited some success, such treatment is associated with common adverse side effects, including gastrointestinal and skin disorders, headaches and abnormal liver function. However, there is some good news! Dr. Loren Miller, a Board Certified Podiatrist in St. Petersburg, Florida is providing his patients with a new approach to addressing toenail fungus that puts patient safety and comfort first through the use of noninvasive laser therapy. Laser Therapy provides a reliable, nontoxic option that is well tolerated by patients. The laser applies energy capable of penetrating the nail and precisely targets the infected areas without causing damage to the nail itself or surrounding skin. Following the procedure, the nail becomes healthier and clearer as it grows out. In a few short sessions, Dr. Miller can treat a patient who has been suffering with unsightly, deformed and discolored toenails right in his office in St. Petersburg Florida. The procedure requires no anesthetics, no risk of serious side effects, and patients are able to return to regular activities immediately, making this the perfect treatment option that we can all fit into our busy lives. Healthier and more attractive toenails are just a phone call away. Contact Dr. Miller today at 727-321-3100 to discuss Laser Therapy for toenail fungus. He and his highly trained and professional staff are ready to answer all your questions about this non-invasive, safe and effective solution to eliminate toenail fungus once and for all.