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Sandal Season

Sandal Season is Here: Don’t Let Toenail Fungus Get in the Way

NS-News-Fungus-217x300From our experience, toenail fungus can be very physically & emotionally frustrating. With Spring in full swing and the Summer months right around the corner, or as we here at Afterglow Medical Aesthetics & Skin Care like to call it, “Sandal Season,” now is good time to start considering treatment.

Toenail fungus, or onychomycosis, is a fungal infection that has developed on the toenails or fingernails. Most commonly found in toenails, affecting just one or all 20 nails, it results in the nail becoming more discolored, dense, and distorted. It is important to seek treatment as it can eventually result in the nail to chip and/or become so thick that it makes wearing shoes uncomfortable and even painful.

How do you know if you have toenail fungus? Here are some indicators…

  • Brittleness
  • Change in nail shape
  • Crumbling of the outside edges of the nail
  • Debris trapped under the nail
  • Loosening or lifting up of the nail
  • Thickening of the nail
  • White or yellow streaks on the side of the nail
  • Pus & redness is present around or underneath the nail

Whilst there are various treatments available from oral drugs, topical drugs and home remedies, Afterglow Skin Care is an advocate of laser therapy to treat toenail fungus. Laser therapy is a non-chemical method of treating nail fungus safely and effectively. Using the gold standard in toenail fungus laser therapy, Sciton ClearSense, we are able to safely target the area. The severity of the toenail fungus will determine the amount of treatments necessary.

Book a complimentary consultation with us today to get a diagnosis and to see if laser therapy is right for you!

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