In This Video Podiatrist Dr. Joel Brook explains the latest in advanced technology
for Toenail Fungus with Laser Therapy On NBC News 5
Dallas Podiatry Works offers laser toenail fungus treatment in Dallas, TX & Plano, TX. Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the toenails that can affect the nails of individuals of any age. Generally, these fungi are found on the outer layers of the skin and slowly spread on to the nail plate. Treatment of onychomycosis can be complicated because these fungi live in dead tissue, where it’s hard for medication to effectively reach.
Topical therapies are commonly used for treatment, but they are usually found to be ineffective. Some oral treatments work, but they carry a risk of liver damage that our doctors can discuss with you. Most experts agree that surgically removing the nail plate does not reflect current thoughts as state of the art treatment.
Lasers, on the other hand, have become a technologically advanced approach to the treatment of a variety of human diseases. Lasers produce a strong, coherent light energy at a specific wavelength that the nail tissue absorbs in a unique way. This produces heat and destruction of the offending germs. With the use of lasers, tissue surrounding the affected area remains unharmed. From our experience, laser treatment for fungal toenails provides 70-75% improvement. This can fluctuate from person to person.
Traditionally, toenail fungus treatment in Dallas, TX & Plano, TX, has been focused around oral drugs that are known to produce adverse side effects. Prescription topicals and other home remedies are often tried, but generally produce little results and may cause adverse side effects. Even with these limitations, prescription oral and topical drugs continue to be used, with Americans spending an estimated $2.1 billion annually on treating toenail fungus with these methods.
The Diowave Laser has also been proven to be extremely beneficial for pain relief.
Call Dallas Podiatry Works at 972.853.7100 or click here if you have any additional questions about our laser toenail fungus treatment in Dallas, TX & Plano, TX, or if you would like to schedule an appointment. Our Dallas & Plano podiatrists and staff are always ready to help our patients put their best foot forward!
The doctor has great “bedside manners” when talking to patients. Great staff and comfortable atmosphere.
The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of foot care.
I would highly recommend Dr. Brook to anyone with foot problems–especially problems that stump other podiatrists. He really is very caring and very knowledgeable.
Dr. Joel Brook and the staff were nice and helpful. Though I was a new patient, I got right in as soon as they were open in my preferred location. They diagnosed the problem and provided medicines along with a perfect gel bandage so I could keep exercising while my toes healed. My toes already hurt less and look a little better each day. If I have future issues, I will be a repeat customer. Here’s hoping I don’t, but at least I know my feet are in good hands.
I visited this office for an ingrown toe nail a few years ago. After seeing another doctor, who made it worse, he referred me to Dallas Podiatry Works. The doctor there was able to fix my problem. I’m not great with reviews, all I can tell you is that this doctor and staff will have you up and running or doing whatever it is you do in no time. You will be in great hands. You’d be a fool not to use this doctor. Now its time to visit him again for the other toe.
Been having bad ankle pains for 6 months was referred here and it was a great visit ladies in the front desk medical assistants and the Doctor were all very friendly and make you feel very comfortable.
Dallas Office: 12221 Merit Drive, Suite 280, Dallas, TX 75251
Plano Office: 5068 W. Plano Parkway, Suite 155, Plano, TX 75093