Toenail Fungus Specialist

Kaplansky Foot and Ankle Centers

Podiatrists located in Columbus, OH & Reynoldsburg, OH

Toenail fungus is a common problem. And while you may be able to treat your fungal infection with at-home treatments, your toenail fungus is likely to come back. The experienced team at Kaplansky Foot and Ankle Centers in Columbus and Reynoldsburg, Ohio, which includes David Kaplansky, DPM, Isin A. Mustafa, DPM, and Anthony Cozzolino, DPM, offer laser treatment for your toenail infection to get rid of it for good. For expert care of your toenail fungus, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.

Toenail Fungus Q & A

What is toenail fungus?

Toenail fungus is a type of infection caused by mold or yeast that affects your toenails. You may be more susceptible to developing a toenail fungal infection as you get older due to the thinning and cracking of your nails that occurs with age. Heavy sweating, a history of athlete’s foot, or walking barefoot in communal areas may also increase your risk of developing a toenail fungus.

What are the symptoms of toenail fungus?

Your toenail fungus may start out as a white spot underneath your nail. Over time, the infection may spread and lead to other symptoms, such as:

  • Thick, yellow, brown nails
  • Brittle nail edge
  • Dark nail bed
  • Distorted shape
  • Foul smell

While you may be tempted to treat your toenail fungal infection at home, in many cases these treatments may not fully clear up your infection. The experts at Kaplansky Foot and Ankle Center can evaluate your toes and offer an innovative treatment that can cure your toe fungus.

What is laser nail fungus treatment?

Laser nail fungus treatment is an advanced method for getting rid of your toenail infection. Traditionally, toenail fungus treatment may include topical or oral antifungal medication. But these treatments can be harmful to your health and may not be effective for all infections, in which case surgical removal of the nail may be recommended.

The team at Kaplansky Foot and Ankle Center have an alternative treatment for you that is 80% effective in clinical studies and far surpasses other treatment methods.

What can I expect during laser nail fungus treatment?

During your laser nail fungus treatment, all of your nails are treated. The entire procedure takes only 30 minutes and doesn’t require anesthesia. You should be able to walk out of the office right afterward.

To get the best results, the specialists at Kaplansky Foot and Ankle Centers recommend three laser treatments set at six-week intervals. You should see a significant improvement in your nails in about three months after your first laser treatment. To maintain nail health, the team recommends good hygiene of the foot, including regular nail trimmings and the use of topical antifungals for up to a year.

For a full resolution of your toenail fungus, call Kaplansky Foot and Ankle Centers or schedule an appointment online today for laser nail fungus treatment.