It’s easy to forget about things you don’t see constantly. Like the saying goes, “out of sight, out of mind.” When you’re constantly wearing socks to keep your feet warm in cold months, it’s easy to forget about issues with your discolored, distorted fungal nails. However, this is the best time of year to focus on treating them. So instead of ignoring them or forgetting about them until sandal season—and then worrying how they look—consider laser treatment for them now.
Toenail fungus is a pretty common infection that thrives when your feet are warm, sweaty, and do not have a lot of air circulating around them. It doesn’t go away on its own, so it’s not something you can ignore. It can be quite unsightly, too, so when sandal season does arrive, many people are embarrassed to go barefoot, wear open-toed shoes, or take their footwear off around their friends.
That’s why now is the best time to treat those fungal nails, especially with advanced laser therapy. Recovery takes time; the infection has to be stopped at the source under your toenails, and then new, healthy keratin has to grow in to replace the damaged spots. Nails can take months to heal completely. You don’t want to wait and only start the treatment when you’re ready to pull out your sandals.
Starting that treatment now means your toes have the cold and wet months through winter and spring to grow that keratin. Laser therapy quickly destroys the fungus under your nails so your body has more time for re-growing healthy, uninfected nails. Then, when the warm and sandal-worthy weather rolls around again, your toes will have taken the time they needed to recover. You’re much more likely to have the clear, clean nails you want.
The sooner you start your fungal nail treatment, the better. Whether you use topical medications, oral medicines, or effective alternatives like laser care for toenail fungus, the sooner you begin, the better it is for your recovery—and the more likely your nails will be clear for sandal season. Contact our experts with Family Foot Care & Surgery, LLC for more information or to get started with your nail care today. You can reach us online or call our offices directly: (203) 876-7736 for our Milford, CT, office; or (203) 288-4055 for our Hamden, CT, location.