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By Dr. Mitchell Waskin
May 31, 2015
Category: Toenail Fungus


Laser treatment of toenail fungus

Laser treatment is currently the most effective treatment for toenail fungus — but what does it cost? At The Foot & Ankle Center — home of the area's first FDA-approved laser for treating toenail fungus — we've recently introduced a new pricing option that has made laser treatment much more affordable for many people. You now have two payment options, depending on the severity of your toenail fungus, and how aggressively you want to treat it.

  • Option 1: The full-force, fungal annihilation treatment! This is a package of four laser treatments, recommended if you have fungus on multiple toenails or if your nail fungus is very severe, requiring multiple treatments. The price for this package of four treatments is $800.*

  • Option 2: Some patients may not require as many treatments, such as certain patients who only have fungus on one toenail, or who only have a minor infection. For these patients, we offer a "pay as you go" option, starting at $285 for the first treatment. If it turns out you need additional treatments, you can have up to three more laser treatments for just $175 each, as long as they are within three months of each other. If you've been putting off taking care of toenail fungus once and for all because of the price, this option may be right for you.

So, which option is best for you? The best way to decide is to come in for a consultation with one of our podiatrists. Right now, we're offering our website visitors a free laser consultation, so why not make an appointment today and take the first step toward healthy, clear nails? See the "Free Laser Consultation" offer below to request your free laser consultation:


  
Free Laser Consultation

For a free laser consultation with the doctor, fill out an Appointment Request and enter the code "Free Laser Consult" in the box where you're asked to describe the nature of your appointment.


* Pricing on this page is accurate as of May 1, 2015. Prices are subject to change without notice.
Free laser consultation offer may be discontinued without notice.

 

 

By Dr. Mitchell Waskin
April 01, 2015
Category: Toenail Fungus
Tags: toenail fungus   spa  



It was a bit of a rough winter here in the Richmond area, but spring is officially here, and some of you are  breaking out your warm-weather footwear. But for others, warm weather is a frustrating reminder that you have to hide your feet because of ugly toenail fungus that won't go away.

Toenail fungus is a more common problem than you might think, and it can be tough to get rid of. We've treated patients who finally came to us after years of trying to clear it up using home remedies, topical treatments or medications. Unfortunately, the home remedies and topical treatments don't usually work very well, and the medications may have the risk of side effects.

So, what's the solution? At The Foot & Ankle Center, we have the area's first FDA-approved laser for treating toenail fungus, and we've seen remarkable results, even in stubborn cases. There's absolutely no down-time, and the treatment only takes about 20 minutes. The only problem is, once the laser has killed the fungus, which is good — you still have to wait for the old, fungal nail to grow out as your new, clear nail grows in to take its place, and that can take months. But that doesn't mean you can't have great looking nails right now!

We offer, at the medical-grade spa inside our clinic, a special treatment that can instantly transform an ugly, fungal nail into what looks like a perfectly normal nail. It's called Keryflex. Keryflex is a resin that our nail technicians put over the old, fungal toenail, making it look like a normal, healthy nail. You can get a pedicure and polish your Keryflex nail, just like you would your other nails, and it looks great.

If you'd like to learn more about laser treatment of toenail fungus, request an appointment. Or, attend our free seminar on April 23, and you'll be eligible for a free laser consultation (a $154 value):

Free Seminar: Goodbye, Ugly Toenail Fungus!

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 5:45 - 7 p.m.
At The Foot & Ankle Center
Attendees can get a free laser consultation.

Register Now


 

 

 

By Dr. Mitchell Waskin
March 28, 2014
Category: Toenail Fungus
Tags: toenail fungus  

 

 

 

 


I'm often asked, why come to the Foot & Ankle Center for laser treatment of your nail fungus? Well, here are a few good reasons.

We were the region's first clinic to have an FDA-approved laser for treating toenail fungus, and we've been doing it longer than most. We were one of the early adopters in the country and have been doing this for several years. We've done thousands of procedures, without a single complication.

We also have advanced technology here at the Foot & Ankle Center. We're the only clinic regionally that has both the Pinpointe and Cutera laser technology. I'm also one of just 12 doctors nationwide who's been asked to sit on an advisory panel for the Cutera laser company.

Convenience is important to people. We're located right on the campus of JW Hospital, with lots of parking right in front of the clinic.

We also have this new treatment called Keryflex, which can cosmetically make your nails look beautiful, just like perfectly normal nails, in about 20 minutes.

Take the first step todayrequest an appointment for a consultation. For more information, check out the links below.

 

By Dr. Mitchell Waskin
March 08, 2014
Category: Toenail Fungus
Tags: toenail fungus  

 

 


Toenail fungus is not just an embarrassing problem, it's a real health problem that can affect your quality of life. As the nails get thicker and more deformed, they can cause infection or cause ingrown nails. If you have diabetes or some other immune problem, it can become a real health threat.

People say to me, "Why do I have fungus in my toenails? I'm not a dirty person." Well, that's not how you get nail fungus. In fact, probably one of the most common causes is trauma to the nail, and that trauma can come from something as simple as a shoe rubbing too much on your toenail. Or, perspiration inside your shoes, which is a great environment for fungus to grow.

There are a lot of ways to treat nail fungus. If you go to a pharmacy, you'll see a whole row of products for treating nail fungus, but none of them work really well. There are topical medicines that you need to paint on several times a day and have to use for at least a year, and at best they have about a 30 percent success rate. There are oral antifungal medications, which do have about a 40 - 50 percent chance of working, but they have some health concerns especially as pertains to your liver.

There is also a laser treatment for toenail fungus. We've been offering laser treatment of toenail fungus at The Foot & Ankle Center for the last three years. In fact, we were the first clinic regionally to have an FDA-approved laser. We've done thousands of procedures and have had good results, especially in patients for whom other treatments had failed. There is no significant pain during the procedure, and it takes about 20 minutes.

Take the first step to get rid of ugly toenail fungus — request an appointment for a consultation.

For more information, check out the links below.

 

By Dr. Mitchell Waskin
March 03, 2014
Category: Toenail Fungus
Tags: toenail fungus  

 

 


We see lots of people in our clinic who come in for treatment of toenail fungus. Nail fungus can be very difficult to get rid of, so they're really happy when they hear about this new laser treatment we're doing that has a high success rate. The laser treatment is quick and simple — it takes about 20 minutes. But, it could take up to a year sometimes before you see the full results. That's because after you kill the fungus with the laser, you have to let the old fungal nail grow out as the new clear nail is growing in, and that takes quite a while. So, what if you need your nails to look good right away?

Well, now we have a treatment that can instantly transform your ugly fungus nail into what looks like a perfectly normal nail. It's called Keryflex. Keryflex is a resin that our nail technicians put over the old, fungal, ugly toenail, and it immediately (within about 20 minutes) makes it look like a normal nail. And with Keryflex you can get pedicures, you can paint your nails, just like you would your other nails, and it looks great.

Take the first step today — request an appointment for a consultation.

For more information, check out the links below.