When it comes to the diagnosis and treatment of Lakeland toenail fungus, we at Central Florida Foot and Ankle Center are pleased to offer the latest technology, which is laser treatment. There is no reason, in most cases, that you should have to resort to the invasiveness of surgery and the complications and consequences that can be a part of it.
When you have Lakeland toenail fungus, it is typically an unappealing sight. But beyond the cosmetic effect, there is a serious danger to your foot health. The skin around your toenails can split, crack, turn yellow, and become infected. Unfortunately, the condition does not typically resolve on its own. You’ll need the help of our podiatrist to address it. The proper treatment will be at least partially dependent on how severe your Lakeland toenail fungus is. In mild cases, you should be able to achieve the needed results with topical or oral anti-fungal medication. More severe instances would once have meant surgery, and the bleeding, suturing, and longer healing time that are associated with a procedure. But now you can benefit from laser treatment instead. In just about 15 minutes, this pain-free process can be completed. You should only notice a warm sensation in your toes, which is an indication that the treatment is doing what it is intended to, and that means completely eliminating the fungus. This can, and generally does, take more than one session. Our podiatrist will tell you how many you will need. And unlike surgery, you can walk on the foot right afterward. It will take about 4 to 6 weeks for your nail to look normal again, with full regrowth occurring in a few months.
You don’t have to live with Lakeland toenail fungus, nor be off your feet for extended periods of time to do something about it. Contact our office to set up an appointment.