Does a nail infection make you feel self-conscious about putting on open toe shoes or going barefoot? You’re not alone. Fungal nail infections (Onychomycosis) affect at least 2.5 million people annually.
Toenails are about 25 times more likely than fingernails to be infected. The longest toe, either the first or the second, which bears the brunt of pressure and trauma from footwear, is particularly susceptible to invasion, although multiple nails are typically infected.
Now a new painless Laser procedure is available for the treatment of fungal nails. Clinical trials show that the procedure safely destroys the fungus in 85 – 90% of cases, which is better than the alternative medications.