September has arrived, and with it the final days of the summer season. Even though school is under way, technically summer isn’t over until the fall equinox. Even so, the year is more than halfway done, and the cool days of fall are just around the corner. These last weeks of summer and regular warmth are also a time to think about your nails and preparing them for a long winter trapped in heavy, weather-proofed shoes. You’ll want to clear up nail fungus before that comes, so you don’t have to worry about it festering in snow boots later.
Fungal nails are an unpleasant inflection that is hard to eliminate. The microscopic pathogen that causes it breeds rapidly under your keratin nail tissue, where it’s hard for most treatments to touch. The discolored, thickened, and ragged nails that result can be embarrassing, uncomfortable, and even smelly. Fortunately, there are a lot of ways to clear up nail fungus, including using topical anti-fungal products, oral medications, and laser therapy.
Topical anti-fungal medications are not the most efficient treatment, unless they are paired with an oral prescription. Even then, though, the medicines take a long time to eliminate the infection. Laser nail procedures, however, are a quick, painless alternative that allow your nails to begin growing back healthy tissue immediately.
The nail laser uses an intense beam of light to target and eradiate the infection-causing pathogen. The laser light passes harmlessly through your nail tissue to the infected area below. The laser wavelength is set to target the fungal cells, vaporizing them without harming your toe. Once the light kills all the microorganisms, your nail will regrow with clear, healthy tissue.
This does take several months, which is why you should seek treatment promptly when you develop a fungal nail problem. The longer you wait, the more nail tissue sustains damage and the harder the problem is to eliminate. If you want to clear up nail fungus before the colder seasons, now is the time to look into it. Let us know at Family Foot Care & Surgery, L.L.C. in Milford and Hamden, CT, and see how we can help your nails. Send us a request through our website or call to reach us: (203) 876-7736 for the Milford office, or (203) 288-4055 for our Hamden location.