The Best Nail Fungus Treatment Facility in Toronto

Nail fungus can be an uncomfortable and persistent issue affecting both toenails and fingernails. At Beauty Aesthetics, we provide fingernail and toe nail fungus treatments to get rid of infections and bring back healthy nails.

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What is Nail Fungus

Nail fungus, or onychomycosis, is a common condition caused by fungal infections. Fungal nail infections start as a white or yellow spot under the tip of your nail. 

The infection can then spread deeper, leading to discoloration, thickening, and causing the edges of the nail to crumble. Nail fungus can affect both toenails and fingernails, though it is more common in toenails. Fungus also makes nails grow slower. 

Nail Fungus Treatment Options

Topical Treatments

Antifungal Nail Polish

Special medicated nail polish can be applied directly to the affected nails to treat fungal infections.

Tea Tree Oil:

Known for its antifungal properties, tea tree oil can be a natural home remedy to help treat mild nail fungus.

Oral Antifungal Medication

Terbinafine (Lamisil)

One of the most effective oral antifungal medications, terbinafine works from the inside out to treat nail fungus. It is usually prescribed for a long time, typically 6 to 12 weeks.

Other Antifungal Pills

Itraconazole may also be prescribed depending on the severity and type of fungal infection.

Laser Nail Fungus Treatment

Laser treatment for nail fungus fingernails treatment involves using focused light to destroy the fungus without harming the surrounding nail tissue. This treatment can be effective for stubborn or recurrent infections and typically has minimal side effects.

Preventative Measures

Avoid walking barefoot

In public areas, such as locker rooms and showers,

Proper Foot Hygiene

Keep your feet clean and dry, change socks regularly, and avoid wearing tight shoes that don't allow your feet to breathe.

Nail Clippers

Use separate nail clippers for infected and healthy nails to prevent fungus from spreading.

Why Choose Us?

At Beauty Aesthetics, we understand that nail fungus can be both a medical and cosmetic concern. Our team of specialists will assess your condition and recommend the best treatments for toenail fungus, considering factors such as the infection’s severity, overall health, and treatment preferences. 

Causes and Risk Factors

Nail fungus, also called onychomycosis, is a common condition that can affect anyone. Certain factors and behaviors can increase the chances of getting an infection. Understanding these causes and risk factors can help you take preventative measures to avoid nail fungus. 

Environmental Factors

Warm, Moist Environments: Nail fungus thrives in warm, moist environments, making locker rooms, public showers, and swimming pools common breeding grounds for fungal infections. The combination of heat and moisture creates the perfect conditions for fungi to grow and spread. .

Behavioral Factors

Walking Barefoot

Walking barefoot in damp public areas such as locker rooms, communal showers, and around swimming pools can significantly increase the risk of contact with fungi that cause nail infections. Fungi can survive on surfaces and infect the nails when you walk barefoot

Wearing Shoes

Wearing shoes that cause your feet to sweat heavily, especially tight-fitting shoes made of non-breathable materials, can create a moist environment around your feet. This moisture, combined with the warmth inside the shoe, promotes fungal growth and can lead to infections.

Biological Factors

Weakened Immune System

Individuals with weakened immune systems are more susceptible to infections, including nail fungus. Health conditions such as diabetes, HIV/AIDS, or other illnesses can weaken the immune system. This can make it harder for the body to fight off fungal infections.

Nail Injuries

Nail injuries, including minor cuts, splits, or trauma to the nail or nail bed, can provide an entry point for fungi. Once the nail's protective barrier is compromised, fungi can invade and establish an infection more easily.

Age

Older adults are more prone to nail fungus due to several factors. As people age, blood circulation decreases, and nail growth slows down. This slower nail growth can make it easier for fungi to take hold and harder for the body to fight off infections. Additionally, older adults may have thicker nails, which can be more susceptible to fungal infections.

Benefits of Professional Nail Fungus Treatment

Comprehensive Care: Our treatments address both the infection and the cosmetic appearance of your nails. 

Expertise: Our experienced practitioners know the latest and most effective nail fungus treatments. 

Personalized Treatment Plans: We tailor our approach to meet your needs, ensuring the best possible outcomes. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the most effective nail fungus treatment?

The most effective treatments for nail fungus include oral antifungal medications like terbinafine (Lamisil), topical antifungal treatments, and laser therapy. The choice of treatment depends on the severity of the infection and individual patient factors. 

Treatment duration can vary, but it typically takes several months to see significant improvement. Oral antifungal pills are taken for 6 to 12 weeks. Creams and laser therapy may require more time to eliminate the fungus and encourage healthy nail growth. 

Yes, there can be side effects. Oral antifungals may cause side effects such as stomach upset, headache, and potential liver damage. Topical treatments usually have fewer side effects but may cause local irritation. Laser treatments generally have minimal side effects, primarily involving mild discomfort during the procedure. 

To prevent foot infections, keep your feet clean and dry. Avoid walking barefoot in public areas and wear breathable shoes. Also, do not share personal items such as nail clippers and towels. Using antifungal powders or sprays can also help prevent fungal infections. 

Laser treatment is a good option for nail fungus, especially for patients who haven’t had success with other treatments. Laser therapy targets and destroys the fungus without damaging the surrounding tissue. Multiple sessions may be required for the best results. 

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What to Expect During Treatment

Initial Consultation

During your first visit, we will thoroughly examine your nails and discuss your medical history and symptoms to determine the most appropriate treatment.

Treatment Sessions

Depending on the chosen treatment, you may require multiple sessions. For example, laser treatments and oral antifungal medications often need a series of appointments to ensure the infection is fully eradicated.

Follow-Up Care

After your treatment, we will provide detailed aftercare instructions to prevent recurrence and promote healthy nail growth. This may include tips on proper nail hygiene, wearing breathable shoes, and avoiding warm, moist environments.