If you have dealt with or are currently afflicted with thickened, discolored, or oddly shaped nails, the term onychomycosis (or fungal nails) is not unfamiliar to you. There are a number of different types of microscopic organisms that can lead to brittle or painful nails in addition to being unsightly. The particular type of organism can be easily identified through a simple procedure and help Dr. Thomajan prescribe the most effective treatment. Because of the environment inside your shoes is frequently ideal for growth of these organisms, disinfection of your shoes, topical medications, oral medications and laser treatments may all be used to correct your nail problem. As nail fungus has often destroyed the nails before treatment is begun, the effective treatments require time for healthy to grow out. The battle to cure nail fungus has been tough as treatments are often lengthy and require daily or several times a day treatments. The new laser technology shortens the treatment times significantly. This month’s newsletter outlines some of the various treatments we have to offer and the associated costs. Sign up to receive the monthly newsletter today!
The Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists website has many useful links. Answers to many of the questions you may have about your nail or skin problems can be found at this Frequently Asked Questions link. More information about this particular new technology is available on our new webpage at austinfootlasercenter.com. After viewing these web pages, please don’t hesitate to contact our office at 512-328-8900 to set up an appointment or get answers to your questions.
Until next time, keep those feet and nails happy and healthy Austin!