(PRWEB) June 17, 2013
Nail fungus can be an embarrassing problem for many people, especially those in South Florida who wish to wear sandals. About 12% of the US population suffers from a fungal nail infection (scientifically known as onychomycosis). Beginning as yellow or white specks under the nail, the fungal infection eventually spreads, causing discoloration and thickening of the nails. Warm and damp environments facilitate growth of the fungus; athletes are especially susceptible because the humid environment from the sweat is trapped in the socks and shoes. In severe cases of toenail fungus, the nails may grow irregularly and cause pain in the toes while walking.
South Florida Foot & Ankle Centers now provides laser services to treat toenail and fingernail fungus with the HyperBlue 1530. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this laser procedure works by shooting small laser beams on the fungal area, eliminating the fungus while leaving surrounding tissue healthy and undamaged. Patients may need to return a few times for additional treatment for the toenails to fully heal.
For a limited time, South Florida Foot & Ankle Centers is offering a special promotion for its laser nail fungus treatment. Patients who use the coupon will get three laser treatments for the price of two ($250 value). Coupon must be presented at any of the locations to be redeemed. Offer expires on June 30, 2013. Click here to print the coupon for the laser nail fungus treatment.
“Here in South Florida, people love to walk around in flip-flops and swim,” says Dr. Jonathan Cutler, a podiatrist at South Florida Foot & Ankle Centers. “The moisture from the humidity and water help contribute to fungal growth under the nails. Our laser restores the form and function of the toenails so that patients can return to their daily lives with ease.”
A laser nail fungus treatment has advantages over other fungal treatment methods. It is more effective than oral medication and topical creams. In addition, the laser treatment is quick; the procedure lasts about 20 minutes for both feet. No recovery time is necessary; immediately after the treatment, patients are able to return to their daily lives.
About South Florida Foot & Ankle Centers
With podiatry centers located in Royal Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Lake Worth, Belle Glade, Port St. Lucie and West Palm Beach, South Florida Foot & Ankle Centers serves to meet the needs of those with foot and ankle conditions. Our podiatrists will work with patients to understand their needs and provide optimal treatment for their foot and ankle issues. For more information visit http://wcfoot.com or call 561-793-2700 to schedule a consultation.