Toenail Fungus Cure Santa Monica

Assessing Your Options for a “Toenail Fungus Cure”

Santa Monica’s warm weather and nearby beaches make shoes optional practically year round. But if you suffer from severe toenail fungus, you may be too embarrassed to wear sandals and open-toed shoes. While yellowed, discolored and thick toenails are unsightly, they aren’t life threatening. As such, many doctors hesitate to prescribe the most effective medicine for nail fungus—Lamisil (Terbinafine) taken orally. Terbinafine, when taken orally, has  a pervasive effect on the body, and may impact your liver, gastrointestinal system and your central nervous system .Those taking Lamisil tablets shouldn’t breast feed, and must undergo periodic blood tests to ensure that vital functions aren’t being negatively impacted. That’s a lot to go through just for pretty nails.

Applied topically as a cream or ointment, Lamisil is far less problematic—but it’s still far from a nail fungus cure. Creams must be applied for weeks to see any improvement, and even then, it can be difficult or impossible to reach the fungus if it is beneath the nail or in the root of the nail.

Because of these issues, laser nail fungus treatment is now widely viewed as the solution that provides the best balance between effectiveness and side effects. In terms of adverse effects, there are practically none. Laser toenail fungus treatments don’t require surgery, medicine or anesthesia and can be performed in less than an hour. The PinPointe Footlaser targets only the fungal cells, penetrating deep under the nail without affecting the surrounding tissue. Once the fungus is eradicated, a healthy nail grows back naturally to replace it.

For patients who are serious about getting rid of toenail fungus, but don’t want to face the hassle and side effects of oral or topical medication, contact a podiatrist near you and ask how laser treatment measures up to other so-called toenail fungus cures.

Santa Monica County foot doctor offices are accepting patients for laser nail treatment. Contact a laser nail center near you for a free phone consultation.