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. For patients that can’t or don’t wish to use an oral or topical medication, laser is an alternative.
“Tried painting my toe with medication, spraying my toe to no avail! Finally, an effective treatment! I am fungus free at last! Thank you Dr. Radin” – patient -PM
Fortunately, lasers have been gaining popularity for their fast-acting results. Treatments are safe and the treatments last about 10-15 minutes.
Radin Skin Centre uses a 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser, which has been proven to be the most effective laser for treating onychomycosis.