Toenail fungus treatments have made significant progress in the past few decades. The condition has earned quite a reputation for being difficult to treat in the past. Today Dr. Joel Segalman, Dr. Stephen Lazaroff, and Dr. Brittany Ciaramello at Performance Foot & Ankle Specialists, LLC, in New Haven County and Fairfield County, are sharing information regarding a method of treating unsightly toenail infections utilizing lasers.
The fungi under the toenails usually don’t give up without a fight, and for quite some time, what were considered the best treatment options, proved to be inefficient and even dangerous in some instances.
Fortunately, we’ve gotten much better at getting rid of these unpleasant infections and are now offering, what we believe to be, one of the safest, latest, and most effective treatment methods available today.
In the past, using topical antifungal medications were the first line of defense against fungal infections on the feet. For example, athlete’s foot is typically easy to get rid of using over-the-counter sprays or creams.
On the other hand, topical medications for fungal toenails are useless because the medication can’t penetrate under the nail where the infection is.
The first significant improvement in treatment occurred when the first fungal nail lasers that utilized light energy were used. Unlike topical medications, laser beams can infiltrate the thick toenail to target the fungus located under it.
The light energy is soaked up by the fungi and ultimately abolishes them. This new technology provides safer, faster, and more effective treatment than ever before.
At our practice, we use a laser that directs a concentrated beam of laser light through the nail to eliminate the fungus that is living in and under the nail. The procedure done in our office involves no anesthesia and is painless. In fact, most of our patients require just three treatments to enjoy wearing open-toed shoes.
If you’re tired of embarrassing toenail fungus and other remedies just haven’t proven to be beneficial, it’s time to consider laser treatment. Contact the office of Dr. Joel Segalman, Dr. Stephen Lazaroff, and Dr. Brittany Ciaramello at Performance Foot & Ankle Specialists, LLC, in New Haven County and Fairfield County today to schedule a consultation.