Spring is here and Summer is right around the corner! This means UGGs are going into the closet and sandals are coming out. Are your toes ready for sandal season?
Onychomycosis, or nail fungus, can affect anyone, but it is most common in older men or individuals with diabetes, poor circulation, or athlete’s foot. It can also be contracted in communal showers, pools or at the gym.
Although often asymptomatic, it is an unappealing condition and something many patients are unsure of how to address properly. There are numerous treatments on the market, including topical, oral and laser therapies. Considering nail fungus is mostly a superficial condition, one would assume that topical treatments would be effective. However, studies have shown them to be the least successful. While oral anti-fungal medication has proven to be an effective way of treating onychomycosis, most individuals are opposed to taking it due to adverse side effects including headaches, nausea and diarrhea.
Now, you are able to treat nail fungus effectively and just in time for Summer with the Ellipse Nd:YAG anti-fungal laser treatment! A laser emits light that is converted into heat, which eliminates fungal cells.
Typically, it takes approximately 3 – 4 therapies over 6 – 8 weeks to successfully treat onychomycosis. Unlike topical and oral treatments, the Ellipse is painless, effective and does not have known adverse side effects.
Ready to get your toes sandal-ready? Schedule an appointment today with Dr. Jennifer Levine by calling 212-517-9400.