The answer is YES….and right now!  This is the perfect time of year to treat your toenail fungus with our laser treatment at New Mexico Foot & Ankle Institute.  Toenail fungus is treatable and the fall and winter months are the perfect time to have your laser treatment performed.  It takes months to regrow healthy non-infected nails.  If you treat now you should have clear nails just in time for sandal season.  Now that you have tried oral medication and topical remedies isn’t it time to make an appointment to see Dr. Nathan Ivey and schedule an appointment for a consult to discuss laser treatment?  The laser sends energy into and through the nail and/or surrounding skin which causes heat damage killing the fungus.  This procedure is fast, safe and requires no anesthesia or drugs.  Walk in, walk out!  You will not walk out of the office seeing immediate results, however, within the first 4 months healthy new growth will be visible.  Keep in mind that your toenails grow slowly so don’t get discouraged.  It may take up to 6-9 months to see an entirely clear new nail.  Leave your toenails “naked” (polish free) through the cooler months and allow them to “breath” and grow into healthy new nails.  Nail polish is not prohibited, however, Dr. Ivey will let you know when you can polish them and will recommend an antifungal polish regimen.   For more information visit our website at and click on New Mexico Laser Nail Centers or call us at 505.880-1000 and schedule your appointment today.

Lori Schleich

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