Toenail fungus, also known as onychomycosis, is a common ailment that affects a large percentage of Americans. In fact, an estimated 36 million people struggle with nail fungus in the US alone. Though the condition is most common in adults and the elderly, it can affect anyone. Even the rich and famous are not immune, and there are even numerous celebrities with nail fungus.
It usually affects the tissue underneath the nails. It starts out as a yellow or white spot at the tip of the nail. The infection quickly spreads underneath the nail and deeper into the tissue.
The symptoms include:
- Thickened nails
- Discolored nails
- Crumbling edges of nails
- Mild discomfort and pain in the surrounding tissues
Like most types of foot fungus, you can get infected with toenail fungus when your feet or hands come into contact with the microorganisms. You’re at high-risk if you walk barefoot in public areas like swimming pools, showers and locker rooms.
Because nail fungus can be spread in several ways, it is easy to pick up. Fungus thrives in warm, moist environments like gyms and spas. It can also be transferred by improperly sterilized tools in nail salons.
For many people, nail fungus, unfortunately, turns into a chronic problem. The fungus that causes the infection lives deep below the surface of the nail, making it very difficult to reach and treat. Over-the-counter topical ointments are widely available, but they often do not work because they cannot penetrate the nail to kill the infection. Systemic medications are a bit more successful, but it still takes a long time for the medication to reach the site of the infection. In addition, prescription anti-fungal medications come with a long list of dangerous side effects.
When celebrities need to get rid of nail fungus quickly, easily and safely, they turn to laser nail fungus removal treatments. Laser treatments using the Q-Clear laser are very effective, and they have no known side effects. Treatment takes less than ten minutes, and there is no need for any downtime following the procedure. The Q-Clear laser uses an intense beam of concentrated light that can penetrate the nail and destroy the underlying fungus. The laser does not damage the nail or any of the surrounding tissue. Once the fungus is destroyed, the damaged nail grows out naturally and is replaced by a new, healthy nail. Because the infection is completely destroyed by the laser, the condition is much less likely to recur than when treated with other methods.
If you have ugly, thicken, brittle yellow nails, seek out the treatment of celebrities with nail fungus. With the Q-Clear laser, you can stop hiding your feet and wear sandals and open-toed shoes with confidence.
Here are a list of celebs who have got treated for toenail fungus.
10. Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg is recovering after having a in-grown toe nail pulled out of one of his famous plates. The Ted star has been in pain since last year and he finally decided to have the nail removed during a recent trip home to Boston, Massachusetts just this week. And he got to show Ellen the results of his operation on her show this Thursday.
He said: ‘The thing was just growing the wrong way… and the guy, Mickey O’ Keefe, who played himself in The Fighter, his daughter-in-law, thank God, is a podiatrist (and she) came and cut half my toenail off.’ But instead of recuperating, Wahlberg had to hop on a plane and fly back to Los Angeles to promote his new movie Broken City – in a snowstorm.
The 41-year-old explained: ‘I jumped on a plane… and there was two-and-a-half inches of snow (on the ground) and it was very bumpy… I’m feeling the pain.’ The ingrown nail if left unattended could escalate to a fatal fungal infection and turn cancerous reports sources.