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Learn More About How Our Podiatrist Uses a LLearn How Our Podiatrist Uses a Laser To Remove Toenail Fungusaser To Remove Toenail Fungus. Lasers are becoming more and more commonly used in medical treatments. We can use special lasers to give patients relief from foot pain, treat spider and varicose veins, and even to remove toenail fungus. Our podiatrist uses a laser on toenail fungus to stop the spread of the fungus and return nails to their natural, healthy state. If you are suffering from unsightly fungus on your toes, don’t be embarrassed. Just call us for an appointment!

Learn How Our Podiatrist Uses a Laser To Remove Toenail Fungus

We use a laser called Q-Clear, an FDA-approved laser that’s made especially to treat dermatological problems like toenail fungus. Q-Clear laser treatment can effectively rid your toenails of unsightly toenail fungus in as little as one or two treatments, depending on the severity of the condition. The mid-infrared laser wavelength penetrates the nail, eliminating the destructive fungus that causes the infection and revitalizing your nail as it grows out. Some cases of toenail fungus will respond to one laser treatment by our trained podiatrist. The treatment is completely painless, so you won’t have to worry about after care treatment or missing time from work or your favorite activities. The treatment is fast, too–it takes less than a minute per toe. Laser treatment is a great, safe alternative to medications that could have dangerous and unwanted side effects.

You can call to schedule your in-office treatment today! We’re excited to show you how the Q-Clear laser can treat your toenail fungus in our Marietta, GA office. Don’t start another day being embarrassed by how your toenails look. We’ll help you start beautiful, clear nail growth. It’s best to start treatment as soon as possible, because it will take some time for your healthy nail to grow in. So if you start now, you’ll have time for that clear, healthy growth to happen before sandal season starts!

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Many people struggling with problems in their feet and ankles. In fact, the American Podiatric Medical association reports that nearly three quarters of Americans currently live with some kind of foot pain. They might not know the treatment options available to them, and decide to try to put up with the pain instead. But our podiatry services in Marietta can help you overcome painful foot and ankle issues so you can get back to enjoying your life–pain free. We offer comprehensive treatment options including laser treatments, surgery options, and therapeutic spa treatments. Our doctor will create a treatment plan that addresses your health concerns and moves you towards a pain free life. Our mission is to passionately pursue the health and well-being of our patients!

If you need assistance with any of these services, call our office today for an appointment:

We have the only medical spa in North Georgia solely dedicated to the treatment of hands and feet at our clinic. Our hand and foot spa was founded by Dr. Gephart, a licensed podiatric surgeon. We offer custom-formulated products that are used to treat your hands and feet and help them recover from harsh everyday use. Our spa offers a variety of services, so your feet and hands can look and feel their best. We recommend using our spa services as part of your treatment plan.

Combine our spa with our personalized medical care to ensure you get the best solutions to address the issues you are experiencing with your feet and ankles. Foot pain isn’t normal, and it isn’t something you have to live with. Allow our podiatry services in Marietta to detect issues and care for your feet. Your feet are an important part of your body and deserve the best care possible. Quit living with pain and make your appointment today!

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Athletes Foot Versus Dry Skin from a Georgia Podiatrist

Athletes Foot Versus Dry Skin from a Georgia Podiatrist

What is Athletes Foot?

Let’s begin with a definition of what Athletes Foot really is. It is derived from a fungus that thrives in dark, moist areas. To avoid this pesky situation, it is important to keep your feet dry at all costs. Traversing through any area that is moist such as a river, a small puddle gets your sock and shoes wet which gives the green light for fungus to take root and spread inside your shoes.

Whenever you have gotten your feet wet for any reason, it is imperative that you thoroughly dry off your feet immediately especially between your toes. If you are one of the unfortunate that constantly have sweaty feet, it is even more important to make sure your feet stay dry as possible by changing into dry socks as much as possible.

The Difference of Athletes Foot and Dry Skin

At this point, let’s take a look at athletes foot vs. dry skin. It is a bit hard that one might realize.  Typically, most view one of the most annoying symptoms of athlete’s feet as being incredibly itch. However, dry feet can reveal the exact situation. Additionally, of the key characteristics seems to be a tendency to burn and tingle but it is not always the case.

In the case of athlete’s foot, the most obvious sign is a moccasin distribution of your dry skin. In other words, you will have a ring of dry skin around your heel and on both sides of your foot and traveling up to your toes. Furthermore, you will notice dry skin in the areas between your toes. In a very mild case, it really will just look like dry skin. The moccasin will not appear until your athlete’s foot has significantly escalated.

Treatment of Athletes Foot

For treatment options, there are some over the counter creams and sprays that usually help. For extreme cases, there are prescription antibiotic cream and an over the counter spray/powder to disinfect your shoes. If all this fails, there are oral antibiotics as well.  Be sure to contact a Georgia Podiatrist to help get proper treatment of athletes foot.

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Tips to Prevent Foot Fungus From Podiatry Group of Georgia

What is Foot Fungus

Statistically, 30 million Americans suffer from foot fungus and they are very difficult to cure. Although nail fungus can occur in fingernails as well as toenails, they are more common in the toenails due to the exposure of where more likely infections occur such as gym floors or showers. Basically fungus simply likes any warm moist environment. The inside of your shoes therefore are perfect for it to grow and flourish.

Once an infection is established, they become very resistant to a cure and can take weeks or even months to alleviate. From a negative perspective, foot fungus is sometimes hard to notice. Initially, a person could notice a small reddening around the nail. Additionally, there could be prolonged itching, and associated pain. If left untreated, the nail could come loose and change from a yellowish tint to brown.

We recommend that you seek medical help who will provide an anti-fungal medication as a remedy. It should be noted that there are different types of fungus as well. Currently, there is new information to treat foot fungus however it is better to prevent it before it takes hold.

Tips to Prevent Foot Fungus

Although there is now more information on how to treat nail fungus and how to cure nail fungus, it is much easier to prevent it in the first place. Here are some tips to prevent the fungus from occurring and taking hold.

  1. Keep your nails short, dry and clean.
  2. Wear sock that keep your feet dryer and change socks frequently. Fungus powders and sprays can help as well.
  3. Make sure you don’t go barefoot in public places.
  4. Use a shoe sanitizer that destroys harmful microorganisms before they can get to the nail.

Foot Fungus Summary

Foot Fungus can start out almost harmless and increase with pain over time. It is important for you to seek treatment if you notice the symptoms start to worsen.

Do you have any tips to help with Foot fungus? Or any advice for someone who might be experiencing foot fungus for the first time?


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