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  • New Laser Treatment for Fungus Toenails
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    New Laser Treatment for Fungus Toenails

     
      New Laser Treatment for Fungus Toenails

    What is the procedure? How does it work?

    The fungus that lives under the toenails is treated with a gentle laser light. The light passes through the toenail, killing the fungus underneath without causing damages to the nail or the skin around it. At the time of the procedure the toenail will not become instantly clear, but as it grows out, the new nail may grow out as normal. It can take 6-9 months for a toenail to completely grow out. This is a new a approach

    Do I have to have more than one treatment?

    One treatment kills the fungus under the toenail in most people

    Is the procedure painful?

    No. The laser treatment is painless.

    How long does the procedure take?

    The procedure take about 30 minutes.

    Will the fungus come back?

    You will be instructed on preventive care techniques to reduce recurrence of the infection. Some individuals are more likely to become reinfected than others and may require additional treatments.

    When can I paint my nails or have a pedicure?

    You can apply polish immediately after the treatment. It is important to remove all nail polish and nail decorations the day before your treatment.

    Is this covered by my insurance?

    Health insurance plans do not cover this procedure or treatment.

    How long have you been doing this?

    Clinical trails have been going on since last year with an initial success rate over eighty-five percent.

    This is the first time this treatment has been offered to the public.

    What is FDA cleared mean?

    The laser has been cleared for dermatological use by the FDA.  This is considered a dermatological procedure, as such Insurance companies will not reimburse for this procedure.

     
  • ESWT Shockwave Treatment
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    ESWT Shockwave Treatment

     
     

    What is ESW Treatment?

    Extracoporeal shock wave treatment is a FDA approved procedure used to treat chronic plantar fasciitis and heel spur syndrome. It's technology is similar to Lithotripsy technology used to break up kidney stones without surgery. ESWT uses high intensity sound waves (acoustic) to treat plantar fasciitis and heel spur syndrome. It is a non-surgical hi-tech method which boasts a tremendous success rate. The Ossa Tron made by Healthtronics or the Epos Ultra made by Dornier are the shock wave generators. The shock waves are created by a medical grade spark plug enclosed in a soft plastic dome filled with water. During ESWT this dome is placed close against the symptomatic heel so that the shock waves pass through the dome to the heel.

    Who is a candidate for ESW Treatment?

    ESWT, used to treat plantar fasciitis and heel spur syndrome, is not used as a first line treatment. It is only considered after conservative treatment fails. Conservative treatment may include at least two or more of the following:  Use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Motrin or Naprosyn, use of inserts/orthotics in your shoes, one or multiple injections of the heel with an anti-inflammatory agent such as cortisone, a course of physical therapy and/or physical therapy stretches, weight loss, shoe modification or plantar fascial night splints along with rest from excessive or abusive activity and the application of heat or cold. If these treatments don't completely resolve your symptoms, then ESWT, which is a non-surgical treatment, may be utilized. 


    Although ESWT has been found to be very effective for Plantar Fasciitis, insurance companies do not reimburse/allow payment for this procedure.

     
  • Pulsed Dye Laser
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    Pulsed Dye Laser

     
      Pulsed Dye Laser

    The latest state-of-the-art treatment for warts is pulsed dye laser therapy (PDL).

    • No Surgery
    • No Post-Op Dressings
    • Minimal Discomfort

    PDL works by shining a beam of laser light on the wart. The pulse of laser energy affects the blood supply to the wart and it eventually disappears. Treatment usually takes less than 5minutes. It is safe for children and adults.

     
  • Ultrasonography
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    Ultrasonography

     
      Ultrasonography

    Ultrasonography unit allows for the immediate visualization and diagnosis of soft tissue injuries and foot problems.