As many as 10-15% of Americans suffer from unsightly nails due to toenail fungus. Those suffering from toenail fungus are constantly prevented from feeling comfortable with bare feet in public.
The most common form of toenail fungus is distal subungual onychomycosis usually caused byTrichophyton rubrum, a dermatophyte that invades the nail bed and underside of the nail plate. The main side effect of a toenail fungal infection is that the nails become yellowed, brittle, and thickened.
Due to the location of the infection, topical creams are usually inefficacious. Oral medications lead to health risks and are only effective in a small percentage of users. Many patients undertake years of ineffective treatments at great expense, without the relief they want.
Alternatively, laser treatment with the FDA-cleared Astanza Revolution kills fungus beneath the nail bed in typically just one session.
During treatment, intense pulses of laser energy are applied to the entire area of each infected nail. The laser energy penetrates through the nail plate to heat up and kill the fungus hiding in the nail bed.
The procedure typically lasts 10 to 20 minutes, depending on if both feet undergo treatment. The laser pulses cause virtually no pain, although you may feel a slight warming sensation.