Fungal infections and warts are among the most common podiatry issues. Even if you personally follow good foot hygiene and keep your feet clean and dry, everyday activities like taking a shower at the gym or sharing a bath mat with someone can make you susceptible. If left untreated, toenail fungus can persist and spread. When over the counter treatments and medication are not sufficient to treat fungal infections, visit Dr. Mark Block, a podiatrist in Boca Raton, FL, to see if laser removal treatments are right for you.
Minimally Invasive Laser Removal in Boca Raton, FL
Laser removal treatments are minimally invasive and eliminate the need for surgical procedures in some cases. In additional to toenail fungus, laser removal treatments can also be used to remove plantar warts and ganglion cysts. Laser treatments are performed on an outpatient basis, so the procedure is performed at the podiatrist's office and you can go home on the same day, typically with the ability to resume your normal activities shortly thereafter. Because there is no cutting involved as with a surgical procedure, you will not require stitches or a lengthy recovery period that might include taking time off work and disrupting your lifestyle and daily activities.
In some cases, laser removal treatments can limit the risk of infection and complications due to the minimally invasive nature of the procedure and the lack of an incision. Laser treatments can also be more precise, allowing the podiatrist to remove nail fungus, warts, or cysts without cutting or harming surrounding skin and tissue. With laser removal, you won't have to worry about stitches, keeping an incision dry and clean, or having to wait out a long healing period.
Find a Podiatrist in Boca Raton, FL
For more information about laser removal and other podiatry treatments, contact our office by calling 561-368-3232 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mark Block today.