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Factors that predispose to toenail fungus - Williamsville NY PinPointe Laser for Toenail Fungus call 716-633-8888




  1. Pedicures
  2. Diabetes
  3. Occupational exposure with sugar on the hands (bakers, chefs)
  4. Minor trauma
  5. Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating
  6. Use of public gym equipment


Onychomycosis is a common nail condition that is otherwise known as toenail fungus.  Toenail fungus can occur as a result of a common fungal infection entering the space under the nail. Fungi are typically the cause of nail infections and are classified as dermatophytes. The most common fungi that cause nail infection in humans are Trichophyton rubrum, Trichophyton mentagrphytes and Candida albicans. These organisms can live in the layer of dead skin around the nail, in the nail bed (under your nail) and in the nail itself. 



It is unknown how individuals acquire toenail fungus, but it is thought that it results from the use of public gyms, saunas, yoga centers, or swimming pools.  Treatment of onychomycosis has traditionally been through the use of topical creams or oral medications.  The limitation of topical creams is that there is limited uptake of the medicine through the nail bed into the space that is occupied by the fungus.  Further, the difficulty with  administration of oral medications for toenail fungus is the monthly monitoring of possible liver inflammation and possible complications associated with liver damage. 



It is for these reasons that physicians have now to come to rely on a new FDA approved technology for onychomycosis that uses a powerful laser to destroy the fungus underneath the toenail.  This toenail fungus laser (PinPointe FootLaser) can be performed on an outpatient basis with minimal recovery; and can effectively destroy the fungus that resides underneath the toenail. Treatments for  toenail fungus infection can also help with discoloration and brittleness of the nail. 


If you are interested in the PinPointe FootLaser for onychomycosis and nail and toenail fungus, please call our office to schedule an appointment by calling 716-633-8888 and talking to LauriAnne.