Sandal Weather Is on the Way- Looking for Laser Nail Fungus Removal In New York?
Posted by Jenn F. on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
Toenail fungus is undoubtedly an embarrassing condition, but it’s more common than you may think! The microbes that cause toenail fungus are lurking everywhere in our environment, and it’s reported that 1 in 10 adults will develop thickened, yellowing fungal nails at some point in time. The condition is notoriously difficult to treat, often involving months of daily dosing with medication or nail lacquers — which are not even guaranteed to work for all patients! In fact, cure rates for popular toenail fungus removal products are as low as 8%!
As you may have heard, laser nail fungus removal is the latest advancement in treatment. However, the prohibitively high out-of-pocket expense is beyond many patients’ reach. We have been doing laser treatments for toenail fungus since the technology first debuted, and have long since covered the initial investment expense. Therefore, The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine in Manhattan and Westchester is offering a great deal on this service.
What Is Laser Toenail Fungus Removal Like?
Patients who wish to use lasers to treat fungal nails simply book a brief 30 to 45 minute outpatient appointment with a New York podiatrist. You’ll sit in a chair while we use a high-tech machine that delivers concentrated laser heat beneath the nail bed to disturb the fungal colony, while leaving surrounding tissue intact.
During this time, you will only feel a mild warming sensation. There are no risks and no side effects reported with laser nail fungus treatments. This is great news for people who might also be considering oral medications like Lamisil, which requires frequent monitoring due to potential risks to the liver. After your appointment, you can return to work and resume regular activities right away.
Does Laser Nail Fungus Removal Work?
Depending on the severity of the infection, it could take one to four treatments to clear up your onychomycosis. We’ll be candid with you at your initial consultation, so you know just what to expect! According to the Wall Street Journal, success rates with toenail fungus lasers have been as high as 85%. Keep in mind that successful treatment also involves sanitizing nail tools, socks, shoes, towels, and bed sheets where fungal spores could still reside.
How Much Does Laser Fungus Removal Cost?
Laser nail fungus removal costs an average of $995 to $1,200, depending on the clinic, severity of infection, number of toes affected, and the type of laser used. Unfortunately, insurance companies do not pay for what they have deemed “cosmetic procedures.” Treatment can be paid for out-of-pocket, with a Medical IRA, or with a flexible medical spending account.
Receive a Deal on Laser Nail Fungus Removal in NY!
Save over $900 with The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine’s Groupon deal. Our board-certified podiatrists will treat both feet for toenail fungus using the PinPointe FootLaser for just $299! For your convenience, we have two offices — one in Manhattan and one in White Plains. If for some reason you are not a candidate for laser foot fungus removal, your money will be fully refunded. Contact us here for more information on our special offer.
If you have any foot problems or pain, contact The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine. Dr. Josef J. Geldwert, Dr. Katherine Lai, Dr. Ryan Minara and Dr. Mariola Rivera have helped thousands of people get back on their feet. Unfortunately, we cannot give diagnoses or treatment advice online. Please make an appointment to see us if you live in the NY metropolitan area or seek out a podiatrist in your area.