Toenail Fungus Laser Treatment in Newport Beach

Located along the southern coast of California, Newport Beach has been a popular tourist destination since the early 1900s, when the Pacific Railway made it easier for Los Angeles residents to reach the sandy shores of Newport Beach. The Balboa Pavilion and Balboa Island Ferry are popular destinations for tourists to Newport Beach and the area between the Newport Pier and the Santa Ana River draw surfers from all over the world to ride the potential 30-feet swells for which the beach is known.

Surfing and body surfing are year-round sports in Newport Beach, with surfers coming from all over the world to ride the well-known swells the area has to offer. Crystal Cove State Park, located near the Newport Bay Ecological Reserve, draws camper, hikers, and mountain bikers to enjoy the rugged terrain and unspoiled backcountry, as well as a day of birdwatching or tide pool exploration.

Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve

2301 University Driver's

Newport Beach, CA  92660

(949)923-2290

Newport Harbor

Being partially man-made, the Newport Harbor was formed, in part, during the dredging of the estuary north of Newport Beach in the early twentieth century. Several man-made islands were created during the dredging process. These man-made islands now harbor many beautiful and expensive homes. The Islands of Newport Harbor include Balboa Island, Little Balboa Island, Bay Island, Collins Island, Newport Island, Harbor Island, and Linda Isle. 

The Coast Hwy separates the lower and upper sections of Newport Harbor. The lower section is filled with recreational boating activities like fishing, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, and paddleboarding. The Upper Bay is a part of the Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve and is home to a number of birds and other wildlife.

Balboa Island

Balboa Island is small, but lays claim to a number of exciting adventure opportunities for visitors and residents, as well as boasting one of the most desirable climates and being one of the “loveliest places in California,” according to their website. The Island offers a wealth of leisure activities, including segway tours, parasailing, whale watching, sport fishing, dolphin cruises, surfing, and even a surf camp for beginners to advanced surfers looking to improve their skills. Balboa Island also offers a variety of fine shops and boutiques so visitors can shop until they drop. And, you'll never go hungry in Balboa Island with world-class restaurants at every turn, like the Basilic Restaurant, offering a seasonal French/Swiss menu, or BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse, where you'll find over 120 items on their extensive menu.

Balboa Peninsula

Balboa Peninsula, which lies just out from Newport Beach, was formed by sand that was carried over thousands of years along the ocean currents, to build up the off-shore beach. The three-mile-long stretch of sand is home to the original Ruby’s Diner and offers a view of the shoreline that goes on for miles.

Balboa Village is built along the Peninsula and is a neighborhood of Newport Beach. The Pacific Coast Hwy extends through Newport Beach and along the Balboa Peninsula. A bridge at Newport Boulevard connects the Peninsula with Lido Isle and another bridge connects the Peninsula to Bay Island. Balboa Village is made up of residential areas but includes the Newport Harbor Yacht Club, the Balboa Fun Zone, Balboa Pavilion, and Balboa Peninsula Park.

All along the western edge of the Peninsula stretches miles of sandy beaches, beckoning for residents and visitors alike to slip off their shoes and enjoy a little fun in the sun.

Toenail Fungus Keeping You Off The Beach?

If you’re one of the millions of people in the United States who suffer from thick, brown nails, you may be too embarrassed to take your shoes off and run barefoot along the beach in Newport. Toenail fungus causing microbes are so common in the environment that more than 10% of the population suffers from this unsightly condition. Toenail fungus can cause your toenails to become thick and distorted, making them difficult to trim or maintain. As a result, people with toenail fungus are often embarrassed about their bare feet and hesitate to slip their shoes off and enjoy life.

But, it doesn’t have to be this way! Dr. Jeffery Kleis offers noninvasive, painless laser treatment for toenail fungus that will have your nails clearer in just one visit! Find out if you’re a candidate for this groundbreaking laser nail treatment by calling (714) 760-4944 or (866) 333-8710.

Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus

Dr. Kleis uses two different lasers to treat toenail fungus. The Cutera Genesis Plus and the Q Clear lasers allow Dr. Kleis to target a wider range of the microorganisms that cause toenail fungus. Laser treatment for toenail fungus poses no risk, as there are no side effects. The entire procedure is pain-free and no recovery time is required. Patients report a slight warming sensation in the area that is targeted by the laser treatment, but the healthy tissues remain unharmed, allowing them to return to normal activity as soon as the procedure is complete.

Call Dr. Kleis today to schedule a consultation regarding laser treatment for toenail fungus. Call (714) 760-4944 or (866) 333-8710.

Thickening Toenails

If you notice that your toenails are getting increasingly thick and difficult to cut, you may have a toenail fungus infection. The microbes that cause toenail fungus flourish in dark, moist places. You can come into contact with the microbes that cause toenail fungus in places like public pools or showers. Wearing tight shoes while doing sweaty work or exercising can also give fungus an opportunity to take root in your toenails.

In the beginning, toenail fungus is difficult to spot, but you may notice that your toenails start to thicken and get more and more difficult to cut. This is a sign that you have a fungus infection in your toenails and should seek treatment.

Dr. Kleis is the leading provider for laser nail fungus treatments in Southern California. He has successfully treated hundreds of patients for toenail fungus infections, restoring their natural beautiful nails. Before your toenails get any thicker, you should schedule a consultation with Dr. Kleis to see if laser toenail surgery is right for you. Call (714) 760-4944 or (866) 333-8710.

How To Cut Thick Toenails

If you have toenails that are thick and difficult to cut, it can be helpful to soak your feet for ten or fifteen minutes in warm water before trying to cut the nails. For extra pampering, try adding some Epsom salts to the warm water, creating a soothing foot bath and softening the nails so they will cut more easily.

Once the nails are softened from the foot soak, use very sharp nail trimmers and make short cuts along the top of the nail, being careful not to split the nail down into the nail bed. Be sure to clean the instruments between each toe so that you don’t spread the toenail fungus infection from one toe to the next.

How To Get Rid of Thick Toenails

Very thick toenails are a sign of toenail fungus infection. If you have thick, unsightly toenails that are difficult to cut or maintain, you may need to treat the cause with toenail fungus treatments using laser technology.

Laser toenail fungus treatment is one of the most effective treatments for thick toenails and is free from any side effects. The treatments are painless and don’t require any anesthesia or pain relief afterward. The lasers treat only the infected tissues, targeting the fungus organisms in a way that won’t damage the healthy tissue around the nail.

Pulsing laser technology avoids overheating the tissue around the nail and ensures that the treatments aren’t uncomfortable. The fungus infection is destroyed, usually in a single session, and your nails will grow out beautiful and normal, no longer thick and ugly.

To inquire about laser treatment for thick toenails, call Dr. Kleis at (714) 760-4944 or (866) 333-8710.

Toenail Fungus Symptoms

In the beginning, toenail fungus can be hard to spot. It can look like a white or yellow spot under the tip of the toenail. The first symptoms of toenail fungus can be so slight, however, that most people don’t know they have it until their toenails start to thicken and become misshapen.

Symptoms of toenail fungus infections include:

  • Thick Toenails
  • Misshapen Toenails
  • Discolored Toenails
  • Flaky Toenails
  • Toenails That Fall Off

Thick, brown toenails are an indication that you likely have a toenail fungus infection. Fungal infections can also give you discolored toenails that are white, green, yellow, or black. Toenails that flake off and crumble are also a sign of toenail fungus.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kleis today to discuss a course of treatment that will have you rushing to put on sandals once again! Call Dr. Kleis at (714) 760-4944 or (866) 333-8710.

Toenail Fungus Pain

The fungi, mold, and yeast that cause toenail fungus infections do not cause pain in and of themselves. However, if left untreated, the nail will often become thick and distorted, making the wearing of shoes extremely uncomfortable and causing pain when standing or walking.

Aside from being uncomfortable, the fungus infected nail will sometimes lift off the nail bed, creating a gap where bacteria can grow. Bacteria cause infections that can be painful and often smell bad. If you have distorted toenails that are causing you pain or have an odor that you can’t seem to get rid of through proper hygiene, you should schedule a visit with Dr. Kleis to have your condition evaluated. Whether you are suffering pain from a toenail fungus infection or a bacterial infection, Dr. Kleis can recommend the appropriate course of action. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Kleis by calling (714) 760-4944 or (866) 333-8710 today.

How do I know if it’s toenail fungus?

There are a number of conditions that look similar to toenail fungus. The only way to know for sure is to see your podiatrist. He or she will perform an examination and may need to take a scraping of the nail for lab analysis. Once toenail fungus has been diagnosed, treatment can be prescribed.

Toenail Fungus Treatment

There are several different treatments for men and women suffering from toenail fungus. Oral medications are extremely effective in clearing fungal infections but have been shown to have moderate to severe side effects including diarrhea, upset stomach, rashes, liver damage, and even heart failure. Many patients with other health problems aren’t candidates for oral medication because of the serious nature of the possible side effects.

Topical treatments for toenail fungus do not have side effects but can be less effective than oral medications in clearing up the infection. Topical treatments have to penetrate the nail in order to attack the fungi living beneath the nail surface. If the topical medications aren’t able to penetrate the toenail, the fungus won’t be eliminated.

Laser treatments for toenail fungus are shown to be most effective with the least chance of side effects. Patients in poor health are still candidates for laser toenail treatments, as the laser treatment doesn’t require any anesthetic or carry any side effects. Laser treatments are fast and effective, leaving patients with clearer nails with zero recovery time.

Natural Remedies for Toenail Fungus

While there are a number of home remedies for toenail fungus touted online, most of them have limited success. If your toenail fungus is just getting started or is contained on the surface material of the toenail, you may have success with some of these treatments.

  • Vicks VapoRub
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Essential Oils
  • Snakeroot Extract
  • Listerine
  • Garlic
  • Healthy Diet

Vicks VapoRub for Toenail Fungus

Vicks VapoRub is a common at-home treatment for nail fungus. While its efficacy has not been clinically proven, it may be worth a try if your toenail fungus is not advanced. To use Vicks VapoRub to treat your toenail fungus, apply once a day and keep your foot otherwise clean and dry. It generally takes several months to tell if the treatment is working.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen Peroxide is proven to kill fungal microbes and can help cure unsightly toenail fungus. The problem lies in the ability to get the hydrogen peroxide to reach the nail bed where the fungus lives. The nail itself acts as a protective shield for the fungus, preventing the hydrogen peroxide from doing its job.

To use hydrogen peroxide to treat toenail fungus, a person should soak their feet for thirty minutes per day in a hydrogen peroxide solution and otherwise keep their feet clean and dry.

Tea Tree Oil

Melaleuca, or tea tree oil, is a type of essential oil with anti-fungal and antibacterial qualities. While some studies have shown tea tree oil to be effective against toenail fungus, the problem lies in getting the oil to penetrate the nail to kill the microbes living beneath. To treat toenail fungus with tea tree oil, pain the affected nails twice a day, using a cotton swab, and keep the feet clean and dry.

Essential Oils

There are a number of essential oils that claim to cure fungal infections. These include Oregano Oil, Clove Oil, Lavender, and Thyme. There are also some essential oil blends that claim to effectively treat toenail fungus. These claims have not been clinically proven and it can be difficult to apply the oils in a way that they reach the affected tissue within and under the nail itself. To use essential oils to treat toenail fungus at home, use a carrier oil to dilute the oils and apply daily to the affected area.

Healthy Diet

Perhaps the best advice for anyone with toenail fungus, whatever treatment you pursue, is to improve your diet. Better gut health is proven to increase overall health and boost the immune system. Health problems associated with diet, such as diabetes, increase a person’s chance of getting toenail fungus.

Whether you pursue an over the counter treatment or in office laser treatment for toenail fungus, pursuing a healthier diet is a good move for anyone. Increased fresh fruit and vegetable intake and decreased processed and high sugar foods will improve your overall health and help you recover beautiful, fungus-free nails after treatment.

Toenail Fungus Medication

There are several prescription oral medications for toenail fungus, as well as several topical medications. Oral medications must be taken for several weeks to several months and can have serious side effects.

Topical medications are less effective than oral medicines, as it can be difficult for the medications to penetrate the nail and attack the fungus beneath. However, topical medications do not have the same side effects as oral medications.

Laser nail fungus treatments are effective and have zero side effects. Nearly all patients report at least some improvement in the appearance of their nails after just one treatment and a clinical study reported no adverse side effects from laser use.

Toenail Fungus Removal

Dr. Kleis uses two different lasers in his office to remove toenail fungus. The Cutera Genesis Plus and the Q-Clear lasers allow Dr. Kleis to use different light wavelengths to penetrate the nail and kill a wider spectrum of organisms within the nail. Most patients experience improvement in the appearance of their toenails after a single laser treatment. Removing toenail fungus with lasers is pain-free and doesn’t require any recovery time.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Kleis to see if laser treatment to remove toenail fungus is right for you! Call (714) 760-4944 or (866) 333-8710 .

Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus

Dr. Kleis uses two different lasers to treat toenail fungus. The Cutera Genesis Plus and the Q Clear lasers allow Dr. Kleis to target a wider range of the microorganisms that cause toenail fungus. Laser treatment for toenail fungus poses no risk, as there are no side effects. The entire procedure is pain-free and no recovery time is required. Patients report a slight warming sensation in the area that is targeted by the laser treatment, but the healthy tissues remain unharmed, allowing them to return to normal activity as soon as the procedure is complete.

Call Dr. Kleis today to schedule a consultation about laser treatment for toenail fungus. Call (714) 760-4944 or (866) 333-8710.

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