Nail fungus is a very common condition that can infect your toenails. It can cause your toenails to become chipped, brittle and discolored. Unfortunately, nail fungus can be stubborn to treat and it can be very contagious. In severe cases, nail fungus can cause an odor and become very painful.
Traditional Treatment for Nail Fungus
Traditional treatment for nail fungus can include a topical treatment. This is a polish or resin applied to the nails daily, sometimes multiple times a day. While this treatment is relatively safe, it can be a long-term plan. Nail fungus lives under the toenails so relying on a treatment that works on the top of the nails can take some time. Another common treatment is an oral medication. This medication can be effective but it can include risks. Additional testing is needed to verify if you are able to take the medication.
Laser Therapy for Toenail Fungus
Laser therapy is a safe and effective treatment for toenail fungus. The Remy laser is painless and works to penetrate the toenail to reach where the fungus lives. This treatment does not require additional testing and can be used on most patients. This treatment is done in Dr. Schaeffer's NYC office and only takes a few minutes.