Fungal infection of the nails is a common condition that affects almost any age group or lifestyle including athletes and healthy young adults; it can be uncomfortable and embarrassing, but it doesn’t have to be. Ari Rubinstein, DPM, a leading podiatrist, and surgeon, uses state-of-the-art, noninvasive laser procedures to treat your toenail fungus at Lower Westchester Foot & Ankle in White Plains, New York. A few short, painless sessions with Dr. Rubinstein will allow you to grow clear, beautiful nails. If you think you suspect a fungal infection on your toenails, contact Dr. Rubinstein for a consultation today.
Laser Treatments Q & A
What is toenail fungus?
A fungal infection of the toenail, also known as onychomycosis, is a common condition caused by a number of different fungal organisms. The presence of fungus can lead to symptoms like nail discoloration, thickening, odors, and separation from the nail bed. These symptoms can be painful and are often embarrassing. Progression of untreated fungal nails results in an appearance unacceptable to most – curved, brittle, and darker or yellowish in color. Lack of treatment can also lead to increasingly painful toenails.
How is toenail fungus diagnosed?
Toenail fungus can be diagnosed without lab test or invasive biopsies. Visual inspection of the foot and nails with a medical history is all it takes. While lab testing and biopsy may confirm the diagnosis, they do not effectively prove its absence.
How is toenail fungus treated?
A number of different treatments exist for toenail fungus. Systemic antifungal oral pills and antifungal topical agents often work, but laser treatments offer better and safer options.
The FDA-approved laser device is designed to treat toenail fungus. It doesn’t pose the risk and harmful side effects of other treatments. Instead, it offers a state-of-the-art, fast, easy, noninvasive solution to restore your clear, healthy nails.
How do the laser treatments work?
In short sessions, the Laser improves the vast majority of toenail fungus cases. Using two low-power laser lights, the treatments eliminate the fungus without causing any pain discomfort or side effects.
Sessions are scheduled at intervals. Oral or topical medications are used in conjunction with the laser treatment to ensure the best outcome and fastest results possible. Rigorous foot and nail hygiene routines are also recommended. Since there’s no downtime, you can continue to participate in normal activities and work while undergoing treatment.
How do I get started?
If you suspect a toenail fungal infection due to discoloration, thickening, odors, or separation from the nail bed, schedule a consultation at Lower Westchester Foot & Ankle by calling the office or booking online.
Dr. Rubinstein and his team of experienced experts in White Plains, New York, will diagnose your condition and schedule the necessary treatments right away.