Do you have toenail fungus? Have you tried to ignore your crumbling, thickened nail by covering it with socks and shoes? Or have you tried home remedies or prescription treatments only to find the problem is still there?
And now you wince for one very specific reason: Sandal season is here. If this sounds like you, there’s hope. The Q-Clear™ laser system can destroy the fungus affecting your nail for good, conveniently and comfortably.
Here at Hudson Valley Foot Associates, with seven offices throughout New York, our dedicated team of providers are experts in getting rid of toenail fungus. In this blog, we explain why the Q-Clear™ laser system is so effective and what happens during treatment.
A lot of people try to treat their toenail fungus with over-the-counter or prescription antifungal medications. However, while these treatments can be effective, the fungus growing under your toenail can be hard to treat.
You need an option that can reach under your toenail to target the fungus at the source. Because lasers give podiatrists a way to do precisely that, they’re considered the most effective way to eradicate toenail fungus.
With our sophisticated dermatological Q-Clear laser, we can send laser energy safely through your toenail into your nail bed, directly addressing the fungal infection. Furthermore, the Q-Clear laser has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, so you can rest easy knowing you’ll get safe, reliable results.
One of the best parts about getting treatment with the Q-Clear laser is that you shouldn’t experience any pain during treatment. Most people say they feel a gentle warming sensation as the laser goes to work.
Plus, the treatment usually takes minutes and comes with no downtime. That means you can head to any activity — even a sporting event — right afterward.
When it comes to the final outcome, you should know that while laser treatments are very effective, they don’t deliver results overnight. The Q-Clear laser destroys the fungus, but your nail still needs time to grow out the damaged portion. Depending on how much of your nail the fungus has affected, it can take months to a year to grow a fully healthy nail.
Don’t wait until summer is in full swing to get your nail treated. To get a thorough evaluation and the care you need, book an appointment online or over the phone with Hudson Valley Foot Associates today.