The Foot Blog

Posts for: March, 2014

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.