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Fungal Toenails are a Chronic Problem!

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Stages of fungal nailsSummer is winding down and with it we are seeing more and more patients complaining of ugly, thick toenails.  Luckily, we have the latest and most innovative treatments to comprehensively attack fungus at its source- the nail matrix.  We utilize a combination of laser treatments and topical medications to effectively treat over 95% of the ugly toenails that come into our office.

But the MOST IMPORTANT part of the treatment process is for the patient to understand that ugly, thick toenails are a chronic problem and that fungus lives everywhere (and especially LOVES dark, warm, wet spaces like shoes!)  Laser therapy is very effective in ‘zapping’ toenail fungus – but it is only one part of our comprehensive program.  Topical medications are utilized for treatment and prevention of recurrence. 

I am seeing more and more patients who have tried other therapies with little success – the trend revolves around inconsistent usage of topical medications.  Successful treatment takes twelve months.  Maintenance treatment will then take effect (topical treatments once a week).  We even offer a follow up “Bronze Package” for our laser program to re-zap that fungus after initial treatment. 

Treating onychomycosis is an investment in time and money.  Those toenails are worth it!

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