Nail fungus, also called onychomycosis, is a common condition estimated to affect up to 10% of the population worldwide. It can cause nails to become yellow or discolored. As the infection advances, the nail can become thick, brittle and separated from the nail bed. It may also cause pain when wearing shoes or walking. You may feel self conscious due to the appearance of your toenails.
Common sources of infection include swimming pools, public showers, gyms, nail spas, tight fitting footwear and nail trauma. We treat nail fungus with the Nd:YAG 1064 nm laser, which is indicated for patients with onychomycosis. The treatments are comfortable and require no recovery time. We recommend 3-6 treatments to start and future maintenance treatments may be recommended.