ALBANY — Dr. Mark Friedman of Albany Podiatry advises that winter is a perfect time to treat nail fungus. Many people ignore fungal nails in winter months because their feet are covered. However, waiting until “sandal season” is problematic because even after treatment this stubborn condition requires time for a new, healthy nail to grow in.
Albany Podiatry offers a breakthrough treatment for nail fungus called Clearanail. This remarkable new technology is a drug-free, pain-free medical procedure previously only available in Europe. Clearanail assists in the treatment of unsightly and embarrassing toenails by penetrating deep to the nail bed where the fungus occurs.
Why is toenail fungus so difficult to get rid of?
Traditional treatment options for toenail fungus often don’t work because topical products are unable to get through the toe’s thick nail plate. Oral medications are not always an option for patients. Other treatments require removal of the affected toenail, creating an open wound which is not often advisable.
How does Clearanail work?
Clearanail is an ‘intelligent’ nail drill that utilizes a patented Controlled Micro Penetration™ technology to create micro-pathways, or microscopic holes, in toenails, leaving the entire nail intact. This enables topical anti-fungal medications to penetrate beneath the nail plate and wipe out the fungus.
Is it safe?
Yes. Clearanail is computer-controlled and is completely safe, painless, and quick. It produces micro-pathways – just 0.4 mm in diameter – in the nail without ever touching the skin beneath.
How many visits are required?
One. The micro-pathways remain in the nail until it grows out. Patients typically need only one appointment, 40 minutes or less – depending on the number of toenails affected. The doctor will reevaluate the nails in a follow-up visit to assess patient progress, discuss ways to optimize success, and ensure desired results.
Is Clearanail available at nail salons?
No, Clearanail is a medical procedure. Albany Podiatry is the exclusive Capital Region provider of the newest generation of Clearanail technology. Albany Podiatry has been designated a Clearanail Center of Excellence for its expertise, patient satisfaction, and early adoption of revolutionary treatment methods.
Albany Podiatry is located at 6 Executive Park Drive, just behind Stuyvesant Plaza. Drs. Friedman, Hardy, and Mason specialize in comprehensive podiatric care, including stubborn conditions that have previously proven difficult to manage. For more information visit www.albanypodiatry.com or call Albany Podiatry at (518) 482-4321.