Start Fungal Toenail Treatment NOW for Clear Nails Next Summer
Most people get bummed out when “summer in the city” gives way to winter’s drudgery—colder temperatures and damp cityscapes punctuated by days of frigid rain or snow. If you have fungal toenails, however, you might be celebrating—or at least breathing a sigh of relief. With sandal weather firmly in the rearview mirror, you don’t have to worry about exposing those unsightly nails to the world for another several months. Right?
Well, hold on a second. Getting complacent about your fungal infection is the last thing you need right now, for two very important reasons:
- Winter facilitates ideal conditions for fungus to fester and flourish. It can be tough keeping your feet dry at this time of year. Either rain and slush permeate your shoes and socks, or winter boots trap heat and sweat all day long.
- Although treating a fungal toenail infection isn’t that difficult (more on that in a second), the full benefit of treatment takes a while. Even if we could kill all the fungus in an instant, you’d still have to wait for clear and healthy nail to grow in. The ugly, damaged nail won’t simply go away; it has to grow At the rate toenails grow, we could be talking six months or more.
As you can see, winter is decidedly not the time to breathe a sigh of relief and forget about the problem until May or June. It’s the time to take action!
Fortunately, fungal toenail treatment has come a long way in the last few years. No longer are you required to take daily pills that may cause nausea, rashes, or even liver problems. Now, you can zap fungus with laser therapy. It’s painless, free from side effects, effective, and the average treatment course only requires about three appointments lasting roughly 15 minutes each.
We’ll also seal the nail with KeryFlex, a resin material that bonds to the existing nail (similar to a dentist filling a cavity). This not only helps protect your toes from re-infection, but also allows us to smooth out the surface of the damaged nail and improve its appearance as much as possible in the short term.
Once the fungi are gone, keep them away for good by maintaining good hygiene—wash feet every day, keep them dry, and treat your shoes daily with antibacterial sprays or powders. (In other words, stuff you should be doing anyway.)
If you start now, you might even get those nails cleared up (or at least looking a lot better) by the time summer rolls around again—and you can dig out your sandals and wear them proudly! So don’t wait—call us today at the location nearest to you:
- Rego Park: (718) 896-4433
- Plainview: (516) 822-9595
- Flushing: (718) 969-2266