Nail Fungus in San Diego, CA
Nail fungus is a common infection that can make the nails discolored and brittle. With the help of dermatologist, Dr. Faryal Siddiqui, La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic is proud to offer treatments for nail fungus to patients in San Diego, Encinitas, La Mesa, El Cajon, and surrounding areas of California.
What is Nail Fungus?
Nail fungus, like other types of fungus, is a common infection that starts as whitening or yellowing of the fingernails or toenails. While nail fungus may just affect one nail, it often spreads quickly to the rest of the nails on the hands and feet. Fungal nail infections are very contagious, but often do not cause much discomfort when mild. More severe cases of nail fungus can cause the nails to become brittle and break off, which can lead to further complications down the line.
What Causes Nail Fungus?
Nail infections are typically transmitted from another individual or from an infected environment. Common places patients may contract nail fungus include nail and beauty salons, public pools, communal showers, or other damp and shared spaces. Patients who sweat easily and have a history of fungal infections like athlete’s foot are typically at a higher risk of developing nail fungus. Patients who may also be at a higher risk of developing nail fungus have poor circulation to the fingers and toes.
How Do I Know if I Have Nail Fungus?
Nail fungus is typically characterized by the nails being:
- Yellow or white in color
- Brittle or crumbly
- Distorted in shape
If you believe you have nail fungus and are interested in seeking treatment, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation with Dr. Siddiqui and the expert medical team at La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic. We’ll be happy to sit down with you, listen to your concerns, and develop a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve the beautiful, healthy skin you deserve.
How is Nail Fungus Treated?
Because everyone’s body is different, each nail fungus treatment will be tailored to the patient. Treatment for your nail fungus may include topical or oral medications. During your private consultation, Dr. Siddiqui will develop a personalized treatment plan to help you treat your nail fungus and achieve the beautiful, healthy nails you deserve.
How Much Do Nail Fungus Treatments Cost?
The cost of your nail fungus treatments will vary depending on the extent of treatment needed to achieve your desired results. La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic accepts coverage from most insurance plans. To get a more accurate estimate of your treatment cost, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation.
Get rid of your nail fungus and get back to living your best life. To learn more about nail fungus treatments for men and women in San Diego, Encinitas, La Mesa, El Cajon, and surrounding areas of California, contact us at La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic today to schedule a consultation.