Fungal toe nail care in Orange County
Read the most common questions asked with finding a Podiatrist to treat fungal toe nails.
Searching for the best Podiatrist in Orange County to take care of fungal toe nails is not an easy task. Thankfully, there are a few good online resources you can use to help you out. This site will go over some frequently asked questions.
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Laser Nail Fungus
Successful Laser for fungal toe nail care in Orange County.
We offer laser fungal toe nail treatment at a greatly reduced cost. The treatment will be offered on scheduled days by appointment only.
How can we offer toe nail laser fungus treatment for such a low, discounted price?
We are able to rent the Cutera Genesis Plus Laser Machine for a competitive cost and pass on the savings to our patients.
What is Toe Nail Fungus?
The medical term for toe nail fungus is Onychomycosis. When fungus gets under the toe nail it feeds off the keratin. As the fungus grows the nail will become yellowed, thickened, discolored, dystrophic and possibly ingrown. Frequently the fungal toe nail will feel painful due to the thickness.
Where does nail fungus come from?
There is fungus all around us. There is no good medical explanation of why some people develop toe nail fungus, Onychomycosis. There is usually a traumatic incident that causes the nail to lift up slightly. Once the nail is elevated off of the bed the fungus begins to colonize.
What are the treatment options for Nail Fungus?
The treatment options for nail fungus range from topical medication, oral medication and Laser Therapy. Topical medications need to be used for the growth cycle of the nail. The nail typically takes anywhere from 6-10 months to fully grow out. Various topical medication to treat and kill toe nail fungus can be purchased online. Nourish enriched natural anifungal nail polish to kill to nail fungus and look nice and beautiful fungoid tincture topical medication to kill fungus. Another option for treatment is oral medication.
Prior to starting oral medication treatment a blood test should be perform to evaluate the function of liver. Medication is taken for a total of 12 weeks, one pill per day. At about 6 weeks the blood test should be repeated to evaluate the Liver function. There is a very small chance of Liver damage. Success of oral fungal nail treatment is around 70%-80%. Finally, Laser Nail Treatment is a revolutionary toe nail fungus treatment that is safe and successful. Success rate for laser nail treatment range from 70%-80%.
Does the Laser Fungus Nail Treatment Work?
Yes. The PinPointe Laser and Cutera Genesis Plus Laser is safe and effective in the treatment of onychomycosis.
Will I see instant results after Laser Fungus Nail Treatment?
No. It takes the toe nail an average of 6-10 months to grow out. While the nail is growing you should start to see a clearing at the base. Sometimes two or three treatments are needed.
Does the Laser Fungus Nail Treatment Hurt?
No. The treatment takes about 5-10 minutes per toe. The nail starts to feel warm. There is a temperature monitor on the laser.
What is the Cost of Laser Toe Nail Fungus Treatment?
Cost depends on the number of toes, sessions and feet done.
1 Nail – $249/session
Less than 5 Nails – $449/session
6 or more nails – $649/session
Does Insurance Cover the Laser Treatment for my fungal toe nail care in Orange County?
No. Unfortunately most insurance plans will not pay for laser nail fungus treatment.
What Should I do After Treatment fungal toe nail care in Orange County?
Use an Ultraviolet Light to eradicate and kill toe nail fungus in your shoes or it will re-infect your feet and toes nails.
Keep your feet dry with the Antiperspirant Spray.
Change socks during the day.
Does insurance cover fungal toe nail cutting care by my Podiatrist?
This really depends on the insurance plan.
Most plans will also state that the nails must be fungal to be covered.
It is best to contact your insurance plan for exact details.
What is the purpose of a fellowship for a Podiatrist?
During a fellowship, an extra year is spent learning the complex surgeries of the foot and ankle.
More skill is developed and many more surgeries are done on the foot and ankle.
Does it matter where the Podiatrist did their residency?
It absolutely matters where a residency was done.
During residency is where most of the learning happens. That means that the best places to learn are highly ranked hospitals.
Our doctors were trained at top institutions around the country. They came from the best programs.
What does it mean to be Board Certified?
A Board certified Podiatrist has passed extra written testing provided by their board.
It is a higher level of standard.
Where can I search the license of a Podiatrist?
It is important to look and make sure that the Podiatrist does not have any violations against them.
Check the California Podiatry Medical Board Website.
What is the best way to get a good recommendation on Podiatrist in Orange County?
I always recommend to read the reviews written about the surgeon before going in when looking for the best foot surgeon.
Ask your friends or primary care doctor. See our patient reviews.
The most honest review site is Yelp.
Healthgrades is another good one.
What should I do expect when visiting my Podiatrist?
Once you make it in the office, it is important that the relationship with the doctor is comfortable. You should not feel pressured or rushed. It is best to write down all your questions so that you will remember what to ask. Be honest. The treatment process should make sense.
The doctor should go over all your questions. Not all questions have answers.
We always give patients the email of our doctors.
How do I contact OCPodiatry for fungal toe nail care in Orange County?
Dr. Vincent specializes in fungal toe nail care. She is located in Irvine and Orange.
Dr. Coyer specializes in fungal toe nail care as well. He is located in Irvine, Huntington Beach and Newport Beach.
Dr. Kolodenker specializes in laser therapy for fungal nails in Orange County – Irvine.
Last Updated 07-23-2019