What are FUNGAL NAILS?
Fungus and infections often lead to problems such as thickened, discolored, and sometimes painful nails. Nail fungus is a common condition that causes a white or yellow spot under the tip of your fingernail or toenail. As the fungal infection penetrates deeper, nail fungus can cause your nail to discolor, thicken, and crumble at the edge and can affect several nails, but usually not all of them.
If your condition is mild and not bothering you, you may not need treatment, although most individuals would want to take care of this issue, if nothing more than for aesthetic reasons and to stop it from spreading. Walking barefoot in areas where there is moisture can cause the spreading of the fungus. If your nail fungus is painful and has caused thickened nails, self-care steps and medications may help. Treatments are proven to be successful but can still resurface if proper precautions are not taken moving forward. When fungus infects the areas between your toes and the skin of your feet, it’s called athlete’s foot. Fungal toenail issues can be treated with the precision and minimized pain and discomfort of a laser procedure. In addition to laser treatments, there are also oral and topical medications provided to treat fungal nails.
At Millennium Podiatry in New York, NY, Dr. Suzanne Levine and her team can help determine which course of fungal nail treatment is right for you to alleviate your symptoms. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more.
What are SYMPTOMS OF FUNGAL NAILS?
Symptoms of fungal nails include:
- Thickened Brittle, crumbly or ragged
- Distorted in shape
- Dull, with no shine
- A dark color caused by debris building up under your nail
- Painful nails
- A slightly foul odor
Fungal Nail Laser Treatment Reviews
"Dr. Levine has been my podiatrist for over a decade. During my travels, for convenience sake, I went elsewhere for my podiatry needs. I stopped doing that long ago. I learned whether my needs were to treat foot fungus, hammer toes, foot pain, in-grown toe nail or hang nail, only Dr. Levine and her staff has managed to thoroughly alleviate or cure my intermittent conditions. I am grateful to her for working with my medical insurance when needed. It helps that I know my insurance policy & coverage as well."- Gloria D. / Yelp / May 29, 2017
"Dr. Levine has been my podiatrist for over a decade. During my travels, for convenience sake, I went elsewhere for my podiatry needs. I stopped doing that long ago. I learned whether my needs were to treat foot fungus, hammer toes, foot pain, in-grown toe nail or hang nail, only Dr. Levine and her staff has managed to thoroughly alleviate or cure my intermittent conditions. I am grateful to her for working with my medical insurance when needed. It helps that I know my insurance policy & coverage"- G. Diaz / Healthgrades / May 30, 2017
How are fungal nails treated?
Laser treatments have become an increasingly common option to treat fungal nails. The benefit of lasers is that they selectively heat and eliminate harmful fungi while avoiding the healthy surrounding tissue and skin. This treatment requires an evaluation of the fungi infection, as well as a deep nail cleaning as part of the entire course of action spanning over an approximately 30-minute treatment period. Laser treatment for fungal nails has a very high success rate and long-term results. The newest laser treatments provided by Dr. Levine take only a few minutes per toe and cause only minimal or no discomfort.
Fungal Nail Laser Treatment FAQ
Do laser nail fungus treatments hurt?
No, during laser treatment for nail fungus, you may notice warmth or heat, but most people don't find it uncomfortable.
How many sessions are necessary for laser nail fungus therapy?
While visible results might be seen after merely one visit, most clients will need to undergo 3 – 4 treatments before we can verify that the fungal disorder has been entirely removed. These added sessions will be scheduled a number of weeks away from each other to provide the best possible results.
Will my insurance plan work for nail fungus treatment?
Due to the fact that this treatment is considered a cosmetic procedure, it will likely not be covered by your insurance. Despite this, laser nail fungus therapy is highly useful for eradicating difficult-to-remove fungus. Reach out to Millennium Podiatry in New York, NY or Institute Beaute, LLC in Palm Beach, FL now if you want to have this procedure, and our staff can offer details concerning financial possibilities to help you circumvent any hindrance to your wellness.
What causes fungus to form under the nails?
Fungal organisms, or fungi, are at the root of the matter of fungal nail infections. When fungi can find a home below your toenail or fingernail, they start to promptly reproduce and spread. Other causes of nail fungus infections are having cracked nails or wounds in the skin that surrounds the nail.
What might occur if nail fungal diseases are not thoroughly cared for?
The uninterrupted development of a nail fungal infection will typically lead to trouble using your hands or feet, exercising, and possibly participating in everyday jobs, like typing. In addition, the nails will begin to become more and more brittle over time. As a result, it is essential to begin to treat the nails by having laser nail fungus procedures at the initial mark of a problem.
Eliminate Fungal Nails
Fungal nails can cause a number of concerns, including pain, odor, and discoloration. Thankfully, Dr. Levine and her team can provide advanced laser treatments to eliminate fungi from the nails. Learn more about laser treatments for fungal nails by contacting our Park Avenue location in New York, NY.
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