Goodbye ugly nails, hello pretty feet!

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Are you embarrassed by your toenails? Do you hide your feet? Toenail fungus, known as onychomycosis, is a condition that affects nearly 25 million people in this country.  Over time the toenail fungus causes the toenail to become hard, thick and yellow.  The nail can eventually break away from the nail bed, making a gap. This lets dirt; bacteria, germs, and fungus live and grow under the toenail.

A lot of people wonder how they got this disease.  Since fungus thrives in dark, moist environments, it is everywhere including gym locker rooms, hotel rooms, and nail salons.  Some people are more vulnerable.   Women are more likely to have toenail fungus because they paint their toenails allowing for a dark area under the nail where fungus can breed.  By going to a nail salon, they are exposed to fungus more often. Unfortunately it is contagious and spouses can infect each other.

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Many people desperately try to get rid of their ugly toenail fungus by using topical over the counter treatments like polishes, oils, or creams for months before they realize it does not work.  Others try home remedies by applying Vicks Vapor Rub or soaking there feet in bleach.   However, these are typically useless because they don’t kill the toenail fungus completely. Oral prescription medications are available, but may cause liver damage in some patients.   Toenail fungus laser treatment is a great alternative for many patients who can’t or don’t want to take oral meds.

Laser treatment for toenail fungus is a revolutionary breakthrough in treating nail fungus. This state-of-the-art technology targets and kills ugly toenail fungus by killing the fungus that lives in and under the toenail.  Prior to the toenail fungus laser treatment, the fungal toenails are trimmed and reduced in thickness.

A toenail fungus laser works by penetrating the toenail.  It vaporizes fungus embedded in the nail bed and nail plate where toenail fungus exists.  This efficiently kills the fungus that lives in and under the toenail. The gentle laser light beam passes through the toenail without causing damage to the nail or the surrounding skin.   The treatment is painless and requires no anesthesia.smileytoe

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So, if you’re tired of those ugly nails, now is the time to make the change in a safe and effective way by calling the Gentle Foot Care Center.

Dr. Olga Garcia Luepschen and the Gentle Foot Care Center are located on US 27 and can reached by calling 863-314-9255

 

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