Nail Fungus Treatment in New York and New Jersey
Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey offer treatment for nail fungus to the residents of New York and New Jersey.
What is Nail Fungus?
Nail fungus, or onychomycosis, is a condition that can affect your toenails and fingernails. As you age, you are more likely to develop this fungal infection, and heredity also plays a role in your chances of having the condition. At the onset, nail fungus may only affect a small part of your nail, but the fungus can quickly spread to the rest of your nail. Left untreated, the nail can be permanently damaged, and people with certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, or who are on certain medications can develop infections in other parts of their bodies.
What Causes Nail Fungus?
The tiny organisms that cause nail fungus thrive in moist, warm places and do not need sunlight to survive. You may come in contact with these organisms in public places, such as swimming pools, public showers and hotel rooms. They enter your skin through tiny openings, such as small cuts or an opening between your nail bed and nail. You are at greater risk if your feet and hands are constantly exposed to warmth and moisture.
How Do You Know If You Have Nail Fungus?
One of the earliest signs of nail fungus appears on the underside of the tip of your nail as a white or yellow spot. As the condition progresses, your nails may become thick, brittle and dull. The nail shape may become irregular, and you may notice a dark color that is caused by dirt and other contaminants collecting under your nail.
How Do We Treat Toenail Fungus?
Most patients find that over-the-counter treatments for nail fungus are not very effective, so they rely on the experience and expertise of Dr. Goldberg. Oral and topical prescription-strength treatments have proven effective in eliminating nail fungus. In the most severe cases, Dr. Goldberg may recommend surgery to remove the damaged nail. In most cases, a new, healthy nail grows back. Laser therapy may also be recommended.
How Can I Avoid A Fungal Infection In Your Nails?
These steps will help diminish the chance of getting a fungal infection:
- Keep your nails trimmed short and always trim them straight across.
- Keep your hands, feet and nail areas dry and clean.
- Avoid direct contact with surfaces when in public and wear sandals around swimming pools, in public showers and in hotel rooms.
- Avoid artificial nails and nail polish, as these can damage your nails.
- Treat yourself to regular manicures and pedicures from a highly-qualified practitioner.
What is the Cost of Nail Fungus Treatment in New York and New Jersey?
The price of nail fungus treatment varies for each person depending on the extent of treatment necessary. Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey accepts CareCredit® and Alphaeon™ Credit, two different financing options that work with every budget! Please speak to our concierge team for more information.
How Do I Get Started?
Dr. Goldberg and his staff will be happy to discuss nail fungus treatment with you. Please feel free to call for a private consultation at one of our offices in New York or New Jersey.
Dr. Goldberg and his staff at Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey provide personalized care to residents of New York and New Jersey with state-of-the-art technology for optimal health, aesthetics, and patient satisfaction. To receive more information or schedule a consultation, call (201) 299-4521 to speak with our friendly staff.
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"Dr. Goldberg is one of the most skilled dermatologists in the industry. He is the first dermatologist to utilize the most cutting- edge lasers and techniques. Beyond his skills as a dermatologist, he is someone I trust to care for my skin." - R. G., New York, New York