Do you Have Ugly, Fungal Toenails?
Are your toenails discolored, thick, brittle, and crumbly? If so, you very likely have a fungal infection called onychomycosis or toenail fungus.
Laser Treatment May Be The Solution You've Been Looking For
Our Seattle podiatry clinic uses the PinPoint FootLaser™ to treat toenail fungus. It is the first laser approved by the FDA to treat this condition. Fungal toenail treatment with the Pinpoint FootLaser™ is safe, painless, and typically takes only 30-minutes to perform. It has none of the harmful side effects of oral medications. We've seen a 70% success rate in our own patients since December 2012. Learn more about our Comprehensive Laser Treatment Center below and get your questions answered by reviewing Frequently Asked Questions.
Is It Affordable?
As you may know, laser treatment for fungal nails is not covered by insurance. That's why we make it as affordable as possible. Your first visit is covered by insurance. At that visit you'll have plenty of time to talk to Dr. Berg to determine if this treatment is right for you.
Ensuring It's Fungus
Lots of things can cause your nails to look discolored or distorted including trauma and age. Before we begin treatment we send nail clippings to a lab to ensure it's fungus.
Our Comprehensive Laser Treatment Program
We know that you have many choices when it comes to laser treatment for toenail fungus. No one who treats toenail fungus can guarantee that the treatment will work the first time. Our Comprehensive Laser Treatment Program was developed to ensure the best success for eliminating toenail fungus. The program includes the following:
1. Preparation for laser success - in addition to testing your nails for fungus, you'll be given an Pedifix ShoeZap Ultraviolet Shoe Sanitizer to take home to sterilize all of your shoes before treatment.
2. Treatment with laser - you'll receive one treatment of laser therapy at your first visit. Future visits will occur at 4 and 6 months.
3. Aftercare - in addition to using the Pedifix ShoeZap, you'll also receive Clarus Anti-fungal Solution and Clarus Anti-fungal Cream to keep down the fungal load.
What To Expect During the Laser Treatment
The treatment involves passing a laser beam over the infected nails and surrounding skin. The doctor will repeat this several times until enough energy has reached the nail bed. Your nail will feel warm during the treatment. A single treatment session takes about 30 minutes. Healthy new growth will be visible in as little as 4 months but can take much longer.
Results You Can Expect
Would you like your toenails to go from looking like this (left) to looking like this (right) in just 9 months?
Although not all toenail fungus is this bad, check out additional before and after pictures in our photo gallery. See video and written testimonials below.
For more information about fungal toenails:
Guide to Eliminating Ugly Fungal Toenails
Fungal Nails are More Than a Cosmetic Problem in Diabetic Patients
Call us today at 206-368-7000 for an appointment. You can also request an appointment online.
Seattle foot and ankle specialist, Dr. Rion Berg offers foot care for patients with bunions, heel pain, diabetes, fungal toenails, ingrown nails, and surgical solutions when needed to residents of Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood and other surrounding suburbs.
Written Testimonial and Video Testimonials Below
"After four months I am extremely pleased with the results. My wife said I had the nastiest looking toe nails. After one laser treatment, and following Dr. Berg's directions my nails have shown great improvement. Three nails on each foot are clear of fungus to the look and are a pretty pink. The other four nails have had a fungus reduction of 50% or more."