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Toenail Fungus Buffalo - Onchomycosis - PinPointe Laser Toenal Fungus

 

 

Nail Fungus (onchomycosis) is a common problem that can affect the nail and cuticle of the feet and hands.  Options for nail fungus treatment include topical creams or oral medications that may affect liver function.  These oral medications need to be taken for 6-12 months and on occasion have resulted in liver failure. A new type of laser nail fungus treatment is now available that can eradicate the problem with one or two treatments to the nailbed.  Treatments are performed on an outpatient basis and one of our nurses or doctors will perform the procedure in the comfort of our laser clinic using the latest advancements in laser fungus treatment available.

 

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FACTORS THAT PREDISPOSE TO TOENAIL FUNGUS:

  1. Pedicures
  2. Diabetes
  3. Occupational exposure with sugar on the hands (bakers, chefs)
  4. Minor trauma
  5. Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating
  6. Use of public gym equipment


NAIL DISORDERS THAT MAY MIMIC TOENAIL FUNGUS:

  1. Psoriasis
  2. Lichen planus
  3. Bacterial infections
  4. Contact dermatitis
  5. Paronychia congenital
  6. Nail bed tumors
  7. Yellow nail syndrome
  8. Idiopathic onycholysis

Onychomycosis is a common nail condition that is otherwise known as toenail fungus.  Toenail fungus can occur as a result of a common fungal infection entering the space under the toenail.  It is unknown how individuals acquire toenail fungus, but it is thought that it results from the use of public gyms, saunas, yoga centers, or swimming pools.  Treatment of onychomycosis has traditionally been through the use of topical creams or oral medications.  The limitation of topical creams is that there is limited uptake of the medicine through the nail bed into the space that is occupied by the fungus.  Further, the difficulty with  administration of oral medications for toenail fungus is the monthly monitoring of possible liver inflammation and possible complications associated with liver damage.  It is for these reasons that physicians have now to come to rely on a new technology for onychomycosis that uses a powerful laser to destroy the fungus underneath the toenail.  This toenail fungus laser can be performed on an outpatient basis with minimal recovery; and can effectively destroy the fungus that resides underneath the toenail. Treatments for  toenail fungus infection can also help with discoloration and brittleness of the nail. 


If you are interested in the new laser for onychomycosis and toenail fungus, please call our office to schedule an appointment by calling 716-568-2139 and talking to LauriAnne.

 

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