Laser Treatment For Toenail Fungus

Laser Treatment of Toenail Fungus in Atlanta, GA

What Causes Toenail Fungus?

Toenail fungus is caused by direct skin contact with a fungus that grows and thrives in warm, moist places like public pools, showers, fitness facilities, and locker rooms. The fungus burrows and grows underneath your toenail, causing uncomfortable and embarrassing signs and symptoms.

Signs and Symptoms of Toenail Fungus

You may first notice toenail fungus as a small white or yellow spot underneath your toenail. The spot grows as the fungus burrows deeper under your toenail. Eventually, your toenail will appear:

  • Yellowed and dark
  • Brittle and crumbly
  • Thickened and deformed
  • Separated from the nailbed

You may also notice an unpleasant odor coming from your feet.

Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus

Laser treatment from your podiatrist provides a permanent solution to kill the underlying fungus causing toenail fungus. The laser uses heat and light to destroy the underlying fungus.

Benefits of Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus

Laser treatment for toenail fungus offers many important benefits. Consider that laser treatment is:

  • Effective, because laser treatment only destroys the fungus, not your healthy tissue
  • Comfortable, because laser treatment is virtually painless
  • Fast, with laser treatment taking less than 30 minutes in most cases
  • Safe, because laser treatment is approved by the FDA and has no side effects
  • Convenient, because laser treatment requires no downtime so you can get back to enjoying your day

How To Prevent Toenail Fungus

You can do a lot to help prevent toenail fungus. You should:

  • Always wear footwear, including sandals and flip-flops in public areas
  • Apply over-the-counter anti-fungal creams and powders to your feet
  • Change your socks often
  • Don’t share socks, shoes, or towels with other people

Want To Know More About Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus?

To learn more about toenail fungus and how laser treatment can help, call Drs. Heather Hall Morse, Raymond Noonan, and Abigail Skov at Northside Podiatry in Atlanta, GA. You can reach them in the office by calling (404) 843-0090, so call today.

Northside Podiatry


5505 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE Ste 420,
Atlanta, GA 30342-1713