Treatment for Fungal Nails

by | Feb 8, 2017 | Skin and Nail Problems

Although it usually doesn’t cause any physical pain, fungal toenails can be an extremely disruptive, embarrassing condition for many. You want your toes to look and feel good, and the sight of a thick, yellowish, deformed toenail can be an emotionally painful experience that has you questioning your self-confidence and hiding your feet inside closed-toed shoes all summer long.

At Omega Medical Group (OMG), we take a comprehensive approach to treating fungal toenails that focuses on both medical treatment and aesthetic improvement, so that you can get rid of the infection and get your toenails looking beautiful again as fast as possible.

One of the most frustrating aspects of this condition is how resilient the fungus is. Once they get underneath your nail, it takes some effort to get them to leave. At our office, we do provide fungal nail kits with two different medications and tools you can use to deal with the fungus at home and can provide additional treatment options if necessary, but it may take several weeks or months to totally kill all the micro-organisms, and then several months after that for the damaged nail to finally grow out and away.

Naturally, you don’t want to wait months to get good results, and that’s where KeryFlex comes in. This is an aesthetic treatment that uses a tough, medical-grade resin to create a natural-looking artificial nail surface overtop your damaged fungal nail. The cosmetic improvement is immediate and significant, and you can even trim and polish it as you would any other nail. KeryFlex allows you to show your toes with confidence right away, sparing you from embarrassment, while the medicine works to eliminate the fungus permanently in the background.

If unsightly fungal nails are hurting your self-confidence, you don’t have to keep hiding them! Visit Dr. Marizeli Olacio and the team at OMG for fast, effective medical and cosmetic results. You can request an appointment online, or call us today at (305) 514-0404 to schedule at either our North Miami Beach or Miami Shores office.