Laser Treatment Hurts the Fungus, Not Your Nail

Robert G. Parker
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Dr. Parker is a podiatrist and surgeon in Houston, TX who has been helping patients for more than 40 years.

High tech doesn’t just refer to the latest mobile phone model or a new manufacturing method. The medical community increasingly uses technology to make treatment less invasive or painful, and sometimes to gain better results. You may be tired of staring at your ugly toenails, but you’ve decided that the risks of oral medication aren’t worth it. Now you have another option: laser treatments for nail fungus.

Parker Foot & Ankle is committed to using the latest technology to get great results for our patients. We use the Fotona laser treatment, a concentrated laser beam that gets beneath the surface of the nail and treats the fungal toenail where it starts –underneath in the nail bed – without damaging the healthy tissue. We have obtained great results in 85% of our cases, with the added benefit of no anesthesia, side effects, or the medical monitoring that is needed for long-term oral medication use.

You may think that heating the nail to 50 degrees centigrade with concentrated beams of light might have you writhing in pain, but during the treatment you control the chilled air supply that keeps your toes comfortable. The treatments last about fifteen minutes, and you are able to walk out of the office in the same condition that you walked in – except that the healing for your toenail fungus has begun. You will probably need three such treatments, and then patience as the nail begins to grow out, but in 9 – 12 months you will be ready to show off your healthy, new nails!

The downside is that insurance may not cover the procedure, but we can lessen that pain, too, by setting up a payment schedule that you can handle. Let Dr. Robert Parker use his expertise to eliminate your nail fungus. Call Parker Foot & Ankle in Houston today at (281) 497-2850, orset up an appointment on our website, and say goodbye to ugly toenails! 

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