Toenail fungus can be a big problem. It’s a fungal infection that causes the nail to become thick, discolored and very unattractive. It can also cause it to bleed and become painful in an advanced case. The result can be emotionally embarrassing, causing people to hide their feet. Often affected people will refuse to wear sandals or go barefooted.
Treatments with various creams and solutions can be notorious for failure to cure the problem. Even anti-fungal medication taken by mouth is usually unsuccessful. At best, the treatment is painfully slow, taking months to see improvement, and the recurrence rate is high.
The newest treatment is with the FDA approved Cutera Laser, the Laser Genesis. The Cutera Laser light passes through the nail killing the fungus without damaging the surrounding tissues. Toenail fungus that has been affecting the nail for years is successfully treated with the Cutera Laser.
CuteraLaser treatment for nail fungus takes about 10-20 minutes, and there is no down-time or post treatment discomfort. Usually only two to three treatments are necessary in mild cases. But treatment must continue every month until the affected nail grows out because your feet will most likely stay in the same environment which cause the fungus to thrive in the first place.
No more hiding your feet because this is a treatment that cures toenail fungus in the great majority of cases.
Treatment cost: $150 per treatment and $100 for follow-up treatments.
For more information, contact us at New Youth Medical Spa 912-354-4411 or www.newyouthmedicalspa.com
E. Ronald Finger, MD, FACSShare