| Did you know that nail fungus, also called anychomycosis, affects up to 10% of the world's population? It can cause nails to become yellow or discoloured, and as the infection advances, the nail can become thick and brittle and then separate from the nail bed. If you have nail fungus, you may be experiencing pain when you walk or even when you just have shoes on.
You can improve, and even eliminate, your nail infections and restore clear nails with CoolGlide® hair removal laser therapy. How do you get nail fungus? Dermatophytes are the fungi most commonly responsible for causing this condition, and the common sources of infection include swimming, pools, public showers, gyms and nail spas. How does this work? Laser light passes through the nail and the surrounding tissue and is absorbed by pigment in the fungi. When the pigment heats up, the heat kills or damages the fungal organism. This can result in your nail growing normally.