As summer approaches, you may be wondering how to get rid of your ugly, fungal toenails. Perhaps you’ve tried to treat them in the past with little or no success. Maybe you’re frustrated because the information you’ve seen on the internet is inconsistent and confusing.
You’re not sure what to do.
Should you try that new remedy that keeps popping on your computer screen? Try an old folk remedy like Vicks or Listerine? Or maybe you should see a podiatrist?
I feel your pain. Hundreds of patients have come to our office over the years with these same complaints.
The problem is that toenail fungus is really hard to get rid of. And there are a lot of people out there trying to sell remedies that only work for a small percentage of people.
Up until now I’ve told my patients that if you’re going to try topicals only, you’ll need apply them everyday and very likely up to a year. And then they still might not work. While topicals are great at destroying fungus on the outside of the toenail and the skin, most of them are terrible at getting rid of fungus where it matters most---under your nail bed.
Until now I didn’t have much hope for topicals. But then came Tolcylen.
What Is Tolcylen and How Does It Work?
Tolycylen combines tolnaftate a powerful antifungal agent with alcohol, undecylenic acid, tree tea oil, urea, lactic acid, and propylene glycol to eliminate toenail fungus. While tolnaftate has been used to treat nail fungus and athlete’s foot for many years, it had a hard time reaching the nail bed.
The alcohol in Tolyclen is key! It carries the tolnaftate to and through the nail bed. The other ingredients soften, thin, and lighten brittle and discolored nails.
Together these special properties make it much more powerful than other topical solutions.
Will Tolcylen Get Rid of My Fungal Toenails?
While Tolcylen is much better than other topical solutions, many people with fungal nails also opt to receive more comprehensive treatment. Attacking nail fungus using different tools can push the success rate to 80%-90%.
Patients can try Tolcylen first, and then if it’s not successful they can return for the comprehensive treatment.
Tolcylen is currently only available through podiatry offices and some other physician clinics. Once you’ve seen the doctor and he confirms you have toenail fungus, you’ll receive Tolcylen with instructions on how to use it. We’ll follow-up three months later to find out how well it’s working.
Will Tolcylen Work On Really Thick Fungal Toenails?
Tolcylen can work on thicker fungal toenails.
Improving Toenail Fungus Success Rate With Laser and Other Treatment Tools in North Seattle
What else can be done to get rid of toenail fungus? In turns out there is great benefit to using several nail fungus elimination tools at the same time. They work together to boost the success rate of your treatment.
First, there’s PinPoint FootLaser. We’ve been using this FDA approved treatment since 2012. When used alone, laser treatment has a success rate of 70%. The laser light works by penetrating the nail bed to destroy the fungus. Patients receive three laser treatments with our program
We also use a short, pulsed course of oral medication. This greatly reduces any potential side effects. We also monitor our patients to make sure they aren’t experiencing any liver side effects. Oral medications work through the blood stream and are very effective in attacking and eliminating fungus.
You’ll receive two different Tolcylen products. One is an antifungal, nail renewal solution applied to the toenails. The other is a nail cream applied to the skin surrounding the nails. These products are used until the fungus is gone and afterwards for maintenance.
The final piece of the arsenal is shoe therapy. You’ll also receive an ultraviolet shoe sanitizer called Shoe Zap. This product cleans and eliminates 99% of all fungus from your shoes.
So in conclusion, Tolcylen is a much more effective toenail treatment medication for eliminating toenail fungus than other topicals. To boost it’s effectiveness we recommend seeking out a comprehensive toenail fungus treatment program that includes laser, oral medication, and shoe therapy as well.
Need Relief From Toenail Fungus in Seattle, Washington? Request an Appointment Now
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Most new patients are seen within 1-2 week's time. During your initial visit, Dr. Berg will spend up to 30 minutes getting to know you, your podiatry complaints, and your goals so that he can recommend the treatment best meets your needs. Don’t wait—contact us today.