Kick Toenail Fungus To The Curb
Summer has always been Jill’s favorite time of year. She loves wearing shorts, baring her tan legs, and wearing cute sandals to show off her brightly colored pedicures. But last week she was horrified to discover that her toenails looked disgusting. Her big toe had become thickened and yellow, and pieces of the top of the nail were so brittle they were breaking away – leaving her with a jagged look. She also noticed the skin around her toes was white and scaly. There wasn’t a pedicure in the world – no matter how expensive – that could disguise her ugly toes.
Jill has Onychomycosis, more commonly known as “toenail fungus.” It’s a common nail disease, but if left untreated, it can become inflamed and extremely painful. The disease is common in the elderly, however many people are at a greater risk if they reside in warm, humid climates, constantly wear shoes and socks which prevents proper ventilation, and spending a lot of time in damp areas, such as swimming pools, gyms, and shower rooms. An injury to the foot, an infection, or a damaged nail can also lead to toenail fungus, as well as having diabetes or circulation problems.
Dr. Krikorian of St. Louis Can Help You Kick Toenail Fungus
Jill has spent a great deal of time swimming this summer, but she hadn’t noticed the gradual change in the condition of her toenails. After trying some antifungal creams which failed to clear the fungus, she visited her primary care physician, who then referred her to Dr. Krikorian of St. Louis, and immediately upon meeting him, Jill knew she, and her toes, were in terrific hands. She was, however, worried about any pain treating her toes may cause, but he reassured her the treatment would be completely painless.
Astanza Revolution is Revolutionary in Treatment of Fungus on Nails
Dr. Krikorian recommended a treatment called Astanza Revolution. This treatment involves using a laser which penetrates right through her infected nail to destroy the fungus. Dr. Krikorian of St. Louis used pulses of a safe laser light in a criss-cross pattern over the inflicted nails, going right through the nail beds where antifungal creams just couldn’t reach. Jill was thrilled that Dr. Krikorian was indeed right when he said there would be no pain – she didn’t feel a thing, just a mild warming sensation. In fact, she often felt worse during some of her pedicures! She was also quite pleased that the treatment was done directly in his office, and took only 10 minutes per foot to complete. After she was given instructions on how to care for her feet after the treatment, and educated on ways she can prevent the fungus from recurring, Jill was out of his office and back to her life.
Jill suffered no side effects from the Astanza Revolution treatment, and it was back to the salon for an eye-catching fluorescent pink pedicure once her toenails grew back healthy and clear. And every time someone complimented her feet, she silently thanked Dr. Krikorian of St. Louis for giving her summer back to her.