Onychomycosis or fungal nails affect about 10-15% of the American population. It is also very common for patients who have diabetes. Although the condition is not fatal, fungal nails can be unsightly and uncomfortable. Toenail fungus can happen for many reasons, sometimes it is due to genetics, other times it can be because of standing in unclean public places without protection.
There are a few different way to treat nail fungus, but the most effective is nail laser. There are no adverse side effects to nail laser treatment as it uses a focused laser to treat only the unsightly fungus without hurting the healthy tissue. Laser treatment is better than orals due to the lack of side effects and is more effective than topical nail solutions. Nail laser is a quick, painless, in-office procedure and usually lasts about 5 minutes.