At Metropolitan Foot Care, you will find experts in the field of podiatry who are committed to providing the finest, most compassionate care for your feet. We are proud to offer a comprehensive menu of podiatric services to address all your foot care needs. This office has been opened since 2001 and has since expanded to five convenient locations in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. Dr. Payman Rabiei, DPM and Dr. Luz Estrada-Gonzalez, DPM are both board certified and dedicated to helping you heal quickly and efficiently. Reflecting the many cultures that reside in Brooklyn and Queens, this office provides services in at least five languages. If you are looking for effective foot fungus treatment in Woodside, Metropolitan Foot Care is the office you need.
Toenail fungus is diagnosed through clinical cultures and identification of the involved organism. It is usually a thickened and yellowish-brown discolored nail plate surface. In most cases, the infection starts at the end of the toenail and progressively involves the remainder of the plate. The most fungal nails are asymptomatic and painless and present more of a cosmetic problem than anything else. Most authorities agree that fungus nails are not contagious between people but a progressive involvement from one toe to another is still a confusing issue for many. Metropolitan Foot Care doctors are skilled at providing effective foot fungus treatment in Woodside using technologically advanced laser treatments.
The Food and Drug Administration approved the use of lasers to treat toenail fungus in 2013. Lasers produce coherent light energy of a sufficient strength and of a specific wavelength, which when projected into tissue is absorbed, producing heat and destroying tissues. Other tissue components are unaffected and are therefore spared. It is proposed that some lasers might work by heating up the nail sufficiently to discourage fungal infections. Another approach to laser treatment of the nails uses a fractional CO2 laser to burn holes in the nail plate through which topical antifungal medications can effectively penetrate. To discuss the use of lasers for your foot fungus treatment in Woodside, or to learn about our other podiatric services, give us a call today.