If you have nail fungus, you don’t have to hide your feet. Gabriel Maislos, DPM, FACFAS, is an award-winning podiatrist at ZapNails in Houston who offers effective nail fungus treatment and removal using cutting-edge laser technology. For clinically proven results with a trusted podiatrist, call ZapNails or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Maislos today.
A fungal infection causes toenail fungus. This common condition develops when fungal organisms get underneath your toenail and multiplies. Organisms that create fungal infections include mold and yeast.
Nail fungus can affect a single toenail, multiple nails, and your surrounding skin. Symptoms of nail fungus often include:
Toenail fungus is also known as onychomycosis and can be challenging to treat.
Treating onychomycosis is difficult because of your toenail structure.
Your nail isn’t a single layer. Your nail surface — or nail plate — is several layers of keratin protein. This means the fungal organisms causing your nail fungus doesn’t just sit on top or underneath your nail; it can get in between its layers.
Nail fungus can also spread to your nail matrix. This part of your nail makes up your nail plate. When the infection invades this part of your nail, it’s even more challenging to treat because the cells producing your nail are also infected, and the fungal organisms live in the nail itself.
At ZapNails, Dr. Maislos uses the PinPointe™ FootLaser® system to penetrate the deep layers of your nail tissue to destroy the fungal organisms causing your infection.
Unlike antifungal medications that you take orally or use topically, the PinPointe FootLaser delivers targeted light energy through your nail and the surrounding skin to kill fungal organisms. Not only is this system the first FDA-cleared laser therapy for fungal infections; it’s also clinically proven to provide results quickly.
Additional benefits of PinPointe FootLaser therapy for nail fungus include:
At ZapNails, Dr. Maislos performs a physical evaluation and creates a personalized laser therapy treatment plan based on your unique needs. This approach ensures you receive the optimal number of treatment sessions needed to obtain clear, fungus-free nails.
ZapNails nail technicians are trained in podiatric medicine and will recommend you to a podiatrist if needed.
To learn more about nail fungus management and treatment, call ZapNails or schedule an appointment online today.