Wright Podiatry

John D. Wright DPM
600 S. 21st St.
Fort Smith, AR 72901
(479) 274-6750
(800) 333-1305

Thickened, yellow, brittle, unsightly toenails can be caused by heavy foot perspiration, poor shoe/sock ventilation, or walking barefoot in damp areas such as a gym or locker room. Until now, the only solutions for ugly nail syndrome were to surgically remove the nail; apply topical treatments, which have a poor success rate; or more recently, prescription medications, which have many potentially dangerous side effects.

Today, lasers are the latest treatment for ugly nail syndrome. The Nexus laser treatment can effectively rid your toenails of unsightliness in as little as two or three treatments, depending on the severity of the condition. The mid-infrared laser wavelength penetrates the nail, eliminating the destructive infections and revitalizing your nail as it grows out.

Your toenails will be cleaned and filed prior to the laser treatment. As each toe is treated with the laser you will feel a mild, warming sensation. The laser treatment will take under 15 minutes to treat both feet and there is usually no discomfort after the treatment. The physician will discuss post-treatment care to avoid re-infection.

You may notice results within 2-4 months, depending on how quickly your toenails grow. New, clear growth begins to appear at the bottom portion of your nail as the diseased portion of the nail grows out. You may return to your normal daily routine immediately after your toenail treatment. On average, a toenail will replace itself every 9-12 months. Healthy new growth will be visible after 2-4 months as the nails continue to grow following the laser treatment.
 

Wright Podiatry

John D. Wright DPM
600 S. 21st St.
Fort Smith, AR 72901
(479) 274-6750
(800) 333-1305