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Podiatrist, Dr. Leonard Vekkos states, "as we age, several factors can contribute to changes in nails. The most common issue is the development of a fungus infection called onychomycosis. People need to realize that fungus is present in everybody's environment. Aging may also result in decreased circulation to the toenails, and diabetes or other medical conditions put people in an immuno-compromised state which makes them more susceptible to these infectionsThere are prescription topicals such as Penlac and prescription oral medications, such as Lamisil. Both have advantages and disadvantages. "With topical medication, there are no side-effects, but the disadvantage is that it requires nail debridement on an almost daily basis. Additionally, patients are unable to utilize any nail polish. With the oral medications, it requires liver function tests prior to starting treatment. There is no cure for fungus infections."  

 

Toronto Foot Clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics has invested in the latest weapon in the arsenal against toenail fungus which is the laser.  The benefit of this treatment is that there are no side effects.  My foot clinic would never recommend oral antifungal medications due to the severe side effects.  If you or a loved one requires honest, competent advice or quality foot care or custom orthotics, please do not hesitate to contact us at 416-465-8737.

 

 

 

FLORIDA POSIATRIST, DR. ERIC WEINSTEIN STATES " HE CLEARS THE FUNGUS USING LASER TREATMENT BUT MANY PATIENTS WORRY THAT THE CONDITION WILL COME BACK.  ONCE WE GET RID OF THE FUNGUS WITH THE LASER, THEN WE HAVE TO DO A LITTLE BIT OF MAINTENANCE AND THAT MEANS PUTTING A TOPICAL ON THE NAILS TO ACT AS A PROTECTIVE BARRIER, TO NOT GET RE-INFECTED, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, WE HAVE TO ADDRESS THE SHOE WHERE THE TOES SITS IN ON A DAY-TO-DAY BASIS."

PODIATRIST WEINSTEIN SUGGESTS " PATIENTS BUY A STERISHOE, WHICH EMITS ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT THAT KILLS FUNGUS OR BACTERIA THAT'S IN THE SHOES.  IT ALSO HELPS WITH FOOT ODOR BECAUSE THE BACTERIA IN SHOES ARE A CONTRIBUTING FACTOR TO FOOT ODOR.  USERS ONLY NEED TO PUT THE DEVICE IN CLOSED TOE SHOES AND TURN IT ON.  THE STERISHOE AUTOMATICALLY SHUTS OFF AFTER 45 MINUTES.  IDEALLY WE RECOMMEND THAT PATIENTS DO IT ON A DAILY BASIS SO WHEN YOU PUT THE SHOE ON THE NEXT DAY, YOU CAN HAVE CONFIDENCE YOU WON'T BE GETTING E-INFECTED BY WHATS BREEDING IN YOUR SHOE."

AT OUR FOOT CLINIC WE HAVE THE STERISHOE FOR SALE TO OUR PATIENTS THROUGH OUR DOCTOR STORE ON OUR WEBSITE.  WE ALSO STERILIZE THE PATIENT'S SHOES WHILE WE ARE DOING THE LASER FUNGAL TREATMNET ON THE PATIENT.  IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE IS SUFFERING WITH A FUNGAL TOENAIL INFECTION, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT OUR FOOT CLINIC AT 416-465-8737.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY DR. HARDY AND MARZ HARDY, D.Ch., B.Sc., PODIATRIC MEDICINE, TORONTO CHIROPODIST AND TORONTO FOOT SPECIALIST AND THE TEAM FROM ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS.

SINCE OUR CLINIC INVESTED IN THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY IN THE TREATMENT OF TOENAIL FUNGUS BY USING LASER DEVELOPED FROM ALMA LASER, WE HAVE BEEN EXTREMELY BUSY HELPING PATIENTS WHO HAVE THE CONDITION.  WHAT SETS THIS LASER APART FROM OTHERS ON THE MARKET IS THE FACT THAT IT EMPLOYS 2 DISTINCT AND SEPARATE LASERS TO TREAT EACH TOE ON EACH VISIT.  THE FIRST LASER IS THE Q-SWITCHED WHICH IS USED TO DESTROY THE SPORES OR SEEDS.  THEN THE SECOND LASER, THE 1064 YAG LASER IS USED TO DESTROY THE ACTUAL FUNGAL INFECTION OR MYCELIUM.  EACH OF THE 10 TOES IS TREATED WHETHER OR NOT THE INFECTION IS PRESENT.  THIS IS BECAUSE THE INFECTION IS VERY SLOW IN ITS PATHOLOGY AND OFTEN THE SIGNS OF INFECTION ARE NOT APPARENT FOR MONTHS.  THE BEST THING ABOUT TREATING THIS INFECTION WITH LASER IS THAT THERE ARE NO SIDE EFFECTS AS WITH ORAL MEDICATIONS WHICH CAN CAUSE LIVER AND KIDNEY DAMAGE, HARDLY WORTH THE RISK.

IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE ARE SUFFERING FROM FUNGAL TOENAIL INFECTION, PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO GET YOU ON THE ROAD TO HEALTH AT 416-465-8737.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY DR. HARDY AND MARZ HARDY, D.Ch., B.Sc., PODIATRIC MEDICINE, TORONTO CHIROPODIST AND TORONTO FOOT SPECIALIST AND THE TEAM FROM ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS

ONCE AGAIN MARZ HARDY, D.Ch., B.Sc., PODIATRIC MEDICINE IS HAVING ANOTHER ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN NOVEMBER, 2012 EDITION OF THE GLOBE AND MAIL'S LIFESTYLER MAGAZINE.  HER LAST ARTICLE WAS ON CUSTOM MADE ORTHOTICS AND THIS ARTICLE WILL BE ON LASER TREATMENT FOR TOENAIL FUNGUS.  WE WANT TO LET OUR PATIENTS KNOW ABOUT OUR LATEST AQUISITION OF THE ALMA LASER THAT IS THE NEWEST GENERATION OF LASER TO TREAT FUNGAL INFECTIONS TO THE NAIL.  IT USES 2 DISTINCT AND SEPARATE LASERS IN EACH TREATMENT SO EACH TOE RECEIVES 2 TREATMENTS AT EACH VISIT.  THIS IS WHAT SETS THIS LASER APART FROM ALL OTHER LASERS THAT ARE ON THE MARKET TODAY.  THE FIRST LASER THE Q-SWITCHED LASER USES HIGH FREQUENCY PULSES TO DESTROY THE FUNGAL SPORES.  THEN A SECOND LASER, THE YAG 1064 IS USED TO DESTROY THE ACTUAL FUNGAL INFECTION OR MYCELIUM.  WE USE AN OFFICE PROTOCOL OF 5 VISITS, SPACED 1 MONTH APART TO ENSURE TOTAL CLEARING OF THE NAILS.  THE PATIENT IS ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR CONTINUING HOME CARE TO MAKE SURE THAT THE FUNGUS DOES NOT REAPPEAR.  IF YOU ARE SUFFERING WITH THIS DISFIGURING DISEASE, PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO GET YOU ON THE ROAD TO HEALTH AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  YOU WILL ALWAYS BE GREETED BY ONE OF OUR FRIENDLY STAFF WHO WILL MAKE AN APPOINTMENT AT YOUR FIRST CONVENIENCE.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY DR. HARDY AND MARZ HARDY, D.Ch., B.Sc., PODIATRIC MEDICINE, TORONTO CHIROPODIST AND TORONTO FOOT SPECIALIST AND THE TEAM FROM ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS.

MARZ HARDY, D.Ch., B.Sc., PODIATRIC MEDICINE WILL SOON HAVE AN ARTICLE ABOUT NAIL FUNGUS LASER TREATMENT IN THE GLOBE AND MAIL'S MAGAZINE CALLED LIFESTYLER PUBLISHED.  HER LAST ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN MAY, 2012 REGARDING ONE OF OFFICE'S SPECIALITIES, CUSTOM ORTHOTICS.  WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO IMPART THIS INFORMATION TO OUR POTENTIAL PATIENTS REGARDING THIS LATEST TECHNOLOGY TO ERADICATE TOENAIL FUNGUS.  THE HUGE ADVANTAGE OF THIS TREATMENT IS THERE ARE NO SIDE EFFECTS AS THERE ARE WITH ORAL MEDICATIONS, WHICH CAN CAUSE PERMANENT DAMAGE TO YOUR LIVER AND KIDNEYS.  HARDLY WORTH THE RISK.  TOPICAL MEDICATIONS ARE USUALLY NON-TOXIC BUT INEFFECTIVE WITH LESS THEN 10% EFFICIENCY RATE.

WE HAVE JUST RECENTLY INVESTED IN ALMA LASER'S NEWEST FORM OF LASER TREATMENT OF FUNGAL NAIL TREATMENT WHICH EMPLOYS TWO SEPARATE LASERS IN THE SAME TREATMENT.  THE FIRST LASER IS THE Q-SWITCHED 1064 NM, WHICH FIRES QUICK BURSTS OF HIGHER ENERGY WHICH QUICKLY HEATS UP A FOCUSED SPOT ON THE NAIL BED AND IS USED TO KILL THE FUNGAL SPORES OR THE SEED OF THE FUNGUS.  THE SECOND LASER THAT IS USED ON EACH NAIL IN THE SAME TREATMENT IS THE 1064 ND: YAG LASER WHICH SLOWLY HEATS THE ENTIRE NAIL BED KILLING THE YEAST ORGANISMS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE NAIL INFECTION.  OVER 10% OF THE POPULATION SUFFERS FROM FUNGAL NAIL INFECTIONS.  IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE IS SUFFERING WITH THIS DISEASE, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT OUR OFFICE.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY DR. HARDY AND MARZ HARDY, D.Ch., B.Sc., PODIATRIC MEDICINE, TORONTO FOOT SPECIALIST AND TORONTO CHIROPODIST AND THE TEAM FROM ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS.



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