If you find your toenails discolored and unsightly, you may be embarrassed enough to lock them away in closed-toed shoes--even during periods of sweltering Texas heat. Several common conditions afflict people and ruin their nails, making them thick, brittle, and deformed. You don’t have to hide your toes away, however. Dallas Podiatry Works offers multiple solutions to eliminate the problem and restore your toenails to their original shine.
Treating Your Toenails
The podiatrists at Dallas Podiatry Works are nail restoration specialists. They work with you to diagnose the cause of your nail changes and to offer the best solutions for quick healing. A frequent source for discoloration and thickening is a fungal infection. Microscopic organisms get under your nails, where they cause damage and are hard to eliminate.
Trauma sometimes kills all or part of a toenail, leaving it likely to fall off. Occasionally the changes will result from psoriasis or a bone spur under the nail. By testing material scraped from the affected areas, our experts are able to determine the specific culprit and most effective treatment. If it is caused by an infection, our expert staff can then put you on topical and oral medications to eradicate the source. While topical and oral medications can be successful in treating fungal toenail infections, their efficacy can be limited. That is why Dallas Podiatry Works uses and recommends the Q Clear™ Laser to eliminate toenail fungus.
Clear Nails Set to Show
Once the infection has been eliminated, a new, healthy nail is able to grow in. You should see the nail being replaced after just a month or two, and a completely healthy nail should appear in anywhere from 6-12 months. In the meantime, though, you don’t want to have to keep your toenails out of sight. Dallas Podiatry Works offers a cosmetic nail treatment called KeryFlex™ Nail Restoration to get your feet ready for showing off. This is a painless procedure that gives you a flexible and natural-looking artificial nail while your own nails regrow underneath.
First, Drs. Brook and Northcutt debride the affected toenails and brush the KeryFlex™ Bond on the leftover nail plate and bed. Then they apply a resin to build up and sculpt the artificial nail to match your natural shape and tone. Finally, they seal it and set the treatment with ultraviolet light. This artificial nail last up to eight weeks and can even be painted.
You don’t have to be self-conscious about your toenails. They are not meant to be brittle, broken, or discolored. If some or all of your nails have changed and become unsightly, don’t just sigh and settle and hide your feet. You can discover the source of your problems and eliminate it, making the way for new, healthier nails. You can restore freedom to your feet while they heal with our special cosmetic restoration treatments. If you’re ready to reveal your beautiful feet, contact Dallas Podiatry Works. We're proud to serve patients in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, including Irving and Waco, TX. You can set up an appointment or request more information by visiting our website contact page or by calling one of our two convenient office locations: (972) 566-7474 to reach us in Dallas, and (972) 943-3323 for our office in Baylor Plano.