Laser Treatment & Ingrown Toenail Treatment in Queens & Other Services
Q-Clear™ Laser Treatment
Are you in need of nail fungus treatment in Brooklyn? At Peninsula Foot Care we are proud to offer a state-of-the–art laser treatment for fungal nail infections using the Q-Clear™ Laser System which is approved by the FDA for the treatment of Onychomycosis.
How does the laser treatment work?
Our doctors use a Q-Switched NdYAG laser which is one of the most advanced dermatologic lasers currently available. In 3-10 billionths of a second, impulses of high power laser energy pass through the nail to the nail bed and nail growth area with typically no damage to the nail or surrounding skin. At the time of the procedure no visible change is seen until the nail begins to grow out. In a few months, a more normal nail is expected to appear with complete regrowth of the nail taking up to 9-12 months
What is the recovery period?
No post treatment pain has been reported. You may resume all normal activities immediately. If you have any problems or questions, please contact our Manhattan podiatry office today.
Is the procedure painful?
Most people do not feel any pain. Some patients may experience slight warmth or occasional snapping sensation during the procedure. If you have any pain during the procedure, the laser power can be decreased slightly to eliminate any pain. No anesthesia is needed.
How long does the procedure take?
The amount of time varies on the degree of involvement of the nails. Very thick nails are mechanically reduced to a more normal thickness with specialized equipment. The laser is then applied typically taking only a few minutes. Overall, a visit for consultation and treatment will usually take about 30 minutes.
Can the nail not improve?
The Q-Clear™ Laser is FDA approved and shown to be safe and effective. The nail is expected to improve with just one treatment. Clinical reports to date have been encouraging with most patients noticing significant improvement. As with all medical procedures, a 100% guarantee is not possible. In a randomized 3-12 month study of 100 subjects, significant nail plate clearance was observed in more than 95% of the subject cases with an mean clearance of greater then 56% of the (abnormal or affected) regions. Changing socks and shoes frequently and controlling excessive perspiration are helpful in preventing recurrence.
Can I polish my nails or have a pedicure?
You can apply polish to the nail immediately after the laser treatment. However it is important to remove all nail polish prior to your treatment.
Is the laser treatment covered by my health insurance?
No, the procedure is considered cosmetic, and is not covered by health insurance.
How much does laser treatment cost?
The cost varies depending on the number of nails involved and severity of the infection. The national average for laser treatment is between $500 and $1200. However, since our practice offers the most state-of-the-art laser equipment, we can provide the most effective treatment in less time, and at a reduced cost. Our fees range between $250 and $700. A free consultation is provided to determine if you are a good candidate for laser treatment. Please refer to our fee schedule for costs. The charges are based on the number of nails with obvious involvement. Follow up visits are provided during the first year at no charge.
Also known in medical jargon as sonography, ultrasonic testing provides early information about the condition of your lower extremity and feet.
From cancer prevention to prenatal diagnosis: The ultrasound test (sonography) is a painless method of monitoring the inner organs using ultrasonic (sound) waves. The internal structures of the body are able to be presented visually using this method."
Some commons types of ultrasound tests are:
- Thyroid gland and vascular
- Echocardiography (sonogram of the heart)
- Obstetrical ultrasound
We also offer the following services:
- X-Ray evaluation
- Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
- Doppler evaluation of the circulation
- NCV (nerve condution)
Orthotics are devices that help align the foot. These are referred to in laymans terms as arch supports. Orthotics are can treat much more than flatfeet though. Painful lesions can be offloaded. Heel pain pain can be reduced. If you are experiencing heel and foot pain in Manhattan or need ingrown toenail treatment in Queens, call a Manhattan Podiatrist today--call the specialists at Peninsula Foot Care. 1-718-327-3968
Orthopedic and Diabetic Shoes
Ingrown Toenail Treatment in Queens
At Peninsula Foot Care we have Aetrex and Propet orthopedic and diabetic shoes available. There is an extensive collection of quality shoe gear to select from. Do you have questions about our services and products? If so, Contact our Brooklyn foot treatment office today.