Posts for: March, 2012
Half of all Americans are infected with toenail fungus by the age of 70.This condition not only poses a cosmetic issue, causing nail discoloration and deformity, but also can have a serious impact on quality of life, causing pain while walking and creating a social stigma that can inhibit routine activities, such as wearing open toed shoes.
The good news is that Dr. Daniel Mendoza at Mendoza Foot and Ankle Center is the the first podiatrist in Nashville, TN to offer treatment of patients’ toenail fungus with GenesisPlus, a new noninvasive laser system that is an effective solution without side effects.
GenesisPlus is a new approach to treating nail fungus that puts patients’ safety and comfort first. The system, designed by Cutera in the San Francisco Bay area, applies laser energy to the nail plate and surrounding tissue. The laser light gradually heats the fungus and promotes the growth of healthy, clear nails. Following the procedure, the nail becomes clearer and healthier-looking as it grows out.
Traditional approaches to treating nail fungus are largely limited to oral drugs that are associated with adverse side effects and prescription topicals and home remedies that have not been proven effective. Despite limitations associated with these approaches, however, it is estimated that Americans currently spend about $2.1 billion annually on treating nail fungus with prescription drugs alone.
Given the serious emotional, social and financial impact of nail fungus, I believe your audience would be interested in learning more about the causes and symptoms of this condition and the treatment options provided by the GenesisPlus laser system.
Please let us know if you are interested in a free consultation and speaking with Dr. Mendoza.
Thank you for your interest and I look forward to hearing from you.
Mendoza Foot and Ankle Center (615) 860-8282
New Nail Restoration System Provides Cosmetic Solution for Toenail Fungus
(3/17/12 Nashville, TN)—For anyone with toenail fungus, “soccer toe,” or other toenail conditions, the KeryFlexTM Nail Restoration System finally gives you the chance to show off your toes. KeryFlexTM uses polymer resins and special activators to create a durable, yet flexible artificial nail when exposed to a certain frequency of ultraviolet light. KeryFlexTM is available only through a properly trained podiatrist, who can complete the application of the product, with UV light curing time included, in as little as 10-15 minutes for the big toenail.
Local podiatrist Dr Daniel Mendoza, who has received training on KeryFlexTM application, thinks the product will really change how people deal with toenail fungus. “The new toenail looks very natural. If done properly, it’s hard to tell the new nail apart from the other nails,” says Dr. Mendoza.
The interval between applications will vary according to the patient, but in general, the time between applications is six to eight weeks. If the patient wants to have the nail removed, the podiatrist can file away the artificial nail until it is no longer attached to the natural nail. Rarely, a KeryFlexTM nail may detach from the natural nail. This usually occurs with repeated trauma to the KeryFlexTM nail, such as might occur with long-distance running. But if the podiatrist is careful not to extend the KeryFlexTM nail beyond the fleshy edge of any toe, the KeryFlexTM nail should handle the stress just fine.
The incidence of toenail fungus in the U.S. has been estimated to be 15% to 20% among persons aged 40 to 60 years. According to one study, 75% of persons diagnosed with nail fungus were embarrassed by their nails. Nail fungus is difficult to cure, and the current topical and systemic pharmaceutical products do not have an immediate effect on nail appearance. The KeryFlexTM Nail Restoration System, while not a treatment, can be used as a cosmetic adjunct with pharmaceutical agents designed to eradicate the fungus.
So, if you’re tired of looking down on your toenails, please call Mendoza Foot and Ankle Center to see if he or she might be able to help you with KeryFlexTM. (615) 860-8282