Who Gets Toenail Fungus
Onychomycosis, commonly referred to as “toenail fungus”, is a problem that millions of Americans currently suffer from. Uncomfortable, unsightly, and often embarrassing, Onychomycosis primarily affects adult men and women, but has also been seen in children of all ages.
Fungus is environmental: it is all around us, all the time. In fact, the spores and hyphae associated with fungus are introduced to our bodies every time we breathe.
More About Nail Fungus
The Old Way
Once it has infected the toenail, the fungus becomes increasingly difficult to treat. Not only is the fungus typically resilient to older treatments such as antifungal lotions, creams and polish, but the condition of the toenail may not visibly improve for up to a year.
Oral treatments have also been used as alternative methods of fungus treatment, although they have not been known to deliver high rates of success.
Old Treatment Options
What Causes Toenail Fungus?
Prior to understanding Fungus Laser Center’s treatment methods, it is important to understand some anatomy. Much like its counterpart in the fingers, the toenail matrix (the living portion of the nail) lies directly along the dorsal (top) region of the distal phalangeal bones, near the nail plates. The nonviable or “dead” tissue is the part of the nail that is actually visible. Grown in layers, nail plates are actually just modified skin, which are bound by the body’s glue: a protein called keratin.
What To Expect
How It Works
Frisco Footcare at Stonebriar classifies onychomycosis into four categories: Mild, Moderate, Severe, and Gross. We’ve concluded that the first three categories respond well to laser treatment, with the most involved infections being proportionately more difficult to eradicate. Obviously, the more significant the infection, and, thereby, the more significant the thickening, discoloration, and incurvation, the more difficult it is to treat.
Why Laser Treatment Works
Welcome to Our Laser Nail Fungus Treatment Center
Dr. Dobry and the rest of the well-trained staff at Frisco Footcare are excited to provide their patients with the greatest foot care possible, and that means staying up-to-date in terms of technological advancements in the field of Podiatric medicine. Frisco Footcare features the most cutting-edge anti-fungal laser treatment currently available: a third-generation fungal removal laser that is the only one of its kind in the state of Texas.
Frisco Footcare at Stonebriar also prides itself on its patient appreciation and education. Not only do we successfully treat and care for our patients, but we believe that it’s important for our patients to have a complete understanding of their ailments. We emphasize patient education to enable our patients to make informed decisions about their medical future. When patients understand the scope and nature of their problem, they are more likely to be proactive in maintaining healthy foot hygeine throughout treatment and well into recovery. In order to thoroughly educate our patients, Frisco Footcare ensures that its patients are informed of the basic elements of their condition.
- Why something hurts
- How it occurs
- How it may be corrected
- What to do if it returns
- How to prevent it
Fungus Laser Center
3550 Parkwood Boulevard G-703
Frisco, Tx 75034
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Hours: Mon-Thur 9:30am to 4:30pm
Hours: Friday by appointment only
Frisco Foot Care at Stonebriar