There are multiple treatments for toenail fungus, though some are faster than others. The fastest way to eliminate the infection is through toenail laser treatment. Laser nail therapy specifically targets the microorganisms under your nail while leaving the keratin intact. In just a few treatments, the infection can be entirely eliminated. This allows your toenail to regrow healthy, clear keratin that then pushes out the old, discolored, damaged areas.
Traditional fungal nail treatments take a little longer to work. Topical medications have to be applied every day to the infected nails for as long as it takes to destroy the infection—which can be months. Oral medication is more efficient, since it travels through the blood stream to combat the fungus. Depending on your situation, you may have to take pills for a few weeks to a few months.No matter which treatment you use, your nails will have to regrow new keratin to be completely clear again. Certain treatments simply allow this to happen more quickly than others. Podiatry Associates, P.C. will help you determine the best method for your fungal nails. Contact our Cherry Creek, Parker, and Castle Pines, CO offices today for an appointment by calling (303) 805-5156 or by using our website.