For the care and evaluation of fungal toenails, patients in and around New York, NY can receive proven treatments at Manhattan Podiatry Associates. Our doctors provide patients with effective laser toenail treatment to rid them of the fungus. Treatments can be received at the Midtown East and Midtown West offices.
Fungal toenails, a condition known as onychomycosis, describes the presence of a fungal infection in a person’s toenails. The fungus, typically trichophyton, develops because the toenails have been in moist or wet environments such as a communal shower and did not receive proper care. Athletes can be more prone to developing fungal toenails because their feet are continuously kept in tight, sweaty running shoes. Those with a reduced immune system are also more prone to developing toenail fungal infections.
There are three types of fungal nail infections:
At the practice, laser toenail treatment is used for severe cases of fungal toenail infection. Laser treatments have proven to be more effective than topical medications and can clear the infection without harming healing tissue. The light from the laser is emitted on a specific wavelength which passes into the skin and destroys the infection. The healthy tissue is not affected by the same wavelength. This is because the pigment in the fungi absorb the light. The sessions are about 20 minutes long and some patients may require more than one application. Results should be seen as the nail grows and reveals healthy tissue.
In an effort to minimize out-of-pocket expense, we accept and participate in most managed care and insurance plans. If you have a question about your insurance, or if your plan is not listed below, please call our expert staff. We have a trained full-time insurance coordinator to assist every patient with insurance forms and questions.
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