Laser toenail treatment rapidly clears a brittle and smelly toenail fungus infection away using pulses of heat and light. Kenneth Meisler, DPM, PLLC & Associates on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City provides laser toenail treatment after a detailed evaluation of your nails. Learn more about how this procedure can get rid of fungus on the feet by scheduling a consultation over the phone or online today.request an appointment
What is laser toenail treatment?
Laser toenail treatment is a procedure that alleviates fungal nails. Fungal nails leads to changes in the texture, color, and quality of your nails and may also contribute to the odor of your feet. Laser toenail treatment clears the infection rapidly using pulses of heated energy.
The laser light in laser toenail treatment doesn’t affect your toenail itself, but rather targets the fungi within the bed of your nail. The laser also leaves surrounding skin and other tissues unharmed. Because the laser’s heat sterilizes the tissue, the treatment also prevents a new fungal infection from arising shortly after it clears.
Kenneth Meisler, DPM, PLLC & Associates lets you know if laser toenail treatment is the right option to clear your case of toenail fungus.
Why do I need laser toenail treatment?
There are a number of ways you can get toenail fungus, which often starts out as a discolored white or yellow spot on one of your toenails. Soon it gets bigger and can make your entire nail yellow and brittle, and can even spread to other toenails.
You might be at an increased risk of toenail fungus because of:
- Old age
- An athlete’s foot infection
- Minor skin and nail injuries on your feet
- A weak immune system
- Walking barefoot in public areas
Your podiatrist at Kenneth Meisler, DPM, PLLC & Associates can inform you of your specific toenail fungus risk factors and can examine your toes for signs of toenail fungus during your visits.
How should I prepare for laser toenail treatment?
The first thing you should do when you notice signs of toenail fungus is book an appointment at Kenneth Meisler, DPM, PLLC & Associates. You can come in for an evaluation of your symptoms and discuss treatment options such as laser toenail treatment with an expert podiatrist.
Depending on the severity of your infection, you might need to visit for a procedure called debridement before you get laser toenail treatment. During debridement, your provider clips your toenails and trims away any dead skin from around the nail.
Before the laser toenail treatment officially starts, your podiatrist cleans and sterilizes the nail. You can expect to be in the office for less than an hour throughout the procedure, so you should plan your day around the appointment accordingly.
To find out if laser toenail treatment is the best way to clear your fungal infection, call Kenneth Meisler, DPM, PLLC & Associates or book an appointment online today.