How to Treat Toenail Fungus That Hurts

How to Treat Toenail Fungus That Hurts

San Diego is the land of eternal flip-flop weather. In this town, our toes are always on display, whether we’re walking barefoot on the beach or sporting a pair of strappy sandals. But if you’ve been dealing with the pain and embarrassment of unsightly toenail fungus, it’s probably been awhile since you’ve felt good about showing off your feet.

Living with toenail fungus

It started off small – maybe as a little yellow spot on the tip of your toenail. Before you knew it, the fungus spread, and now your entire toenail is thick, brittle, and severely discolored. And not only does it look awful, but if it’s been hanging around for a while, it probably hurts, too. Walking and wearing closed-toed shoes has become painful – even standing in one place for too long causes discomfort.

You’ve tried treating it with topical medications, to no avail. Your doctor suggested oral antifungals, but you’re not willing to endure the harsh side effects of a lengthy course of prescription drugs. Now, you’re starting to think that you’ve run out of options.

Well, guess what?

You don’t have to resign yourself to a life without flip-flops. At Siti Med Spa, we offer revolutionary laser technology that can zap away nail fungus – quickly and effectively.

Tackle toenail fungus with laser therapy

Say goodbye to toxic chemicals and dangerous side effects: laser therapy is a safe, simple, and speedy way to treat your toenail fungus. During treatment, laser light is beamed at your affected toenail, passing through the nail to target the fungus beneath. There’s absolutely no damage to your nail or skin, and aside from a mild warming sensation, you won’t feel a thing.

Treatments generally take less than an hour, though depending on the severity of your infection and the number of affected toenails, you may need more than one treatment. However, the vast majority of patients are able to see significant results after only a single session.

What happens after treatment?

After treating your nail fungus with laser therapy, you can put on your shoes and walk out the door – there’s no downtime and no recovery period. You simply wait for the affected toenail to grow out, allowing the healthy nail to replace it. In general, you’ll notice that pain and discoloration will start to disappear over the course of the next few weeks. And we’ll continually monitor your progress to make sure you’re seeing the results you want.

An ounce of prevention

Because of the stubborn nature of toenail fungus, reinfection is always a possibility. Which is why it’s so important to establish good habits after your laser therapy is complete. Here are some steps you can take to prevent toenail fungus from recurring.

  • Keep your toenails short and dry.

  • Don’t wear the same pair of shoes two days in a row.

  • Use antifungal powders inside your socks and shoes.

  • Bring your own sanitized pedicure tools to the nail salon.

  • Regularly disinfect your shower and bathtub.

Contact Siti Med Spa today

With help from Siti Med Spa, your toenail fungus can be a thing of the past. Call (619) 717-8484 and schedule a consultation with one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff members. Just think: Pretty soon, you’ll be back to wearing flip-flops with confidence!