Toenail fungus (or onychomycosis) is a fairly common condition, affecting one in ten Canadians. It is estimated that half the population will have at least one infected toe during the course of their lifetime.
Historically difficult to treat, oral and topical medications can be prescribed. This can take weeks or months to resolve and prescription medication can sometimes have a harmful affect on the liver.
Fortunately, lasers have been gaining popularity for their fast-acting results. Treatments are safe and painless, lasting about 10-15 minutes.
Our office uses the Cutera Genesis laser for treating toenail fungus. It uses the 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser, which has been proven to be the most effective laser for treating onychomycosis.