As with other areas in life, the field of medicine has certainly improved over time thanks to countless advances in technology.
At Massapequa Podiatry Associates, we are proud of the many state-of-the-art options we use to help our patients overcome an array of different foot and ankle problems. There are many times when we use these advanced treatments to avoid complex, invasive procedures for our patients. At other times, like in the case of laser therapy for fungal nails, we use advanced methods simply because they work!
In the past, there were essentially two different ways to treat a case of fungal toenails – oral and topical medications. Depending on the patient and the severity of the nail infection, these options have varying degrees of efficacy. More concerning, though, is the fact they can sometimes come with undesired side effects.
Side effects tend to be more common with oral medication, which is better at treating an infection from the inside than topical treatments. So each of these treatment options has its respective downsides that do not exist in laser treatment for toenail fungus.
When we use lasers to provide clear, clean nail tissue, there are no side effects (like there can be with oral medication) and the concentrated light beams are able to penetrate through the nails to eradicate fungus growing on the nailbeds (which topical medication cannot reach). This FDA-approved procedure is really the best of both worlds. It is safe and effective.We offer various state-of-the-art treatment options to effectively address a wide array of medical issues, including laser treatment to restore your nails back to a healthy, clear state. To find out more about this, and other toenail services here at Massapequa Podiatry Associates, use the online contact form here or simply give us a call at (516) 541-9000 and our friendly staff will be glad to answer any questions and provide further information. While on the phone, you can also request an appointment with our Long Island foot doctor office.