We offer the best laser technology currently on the the market. The Cutera Laser for Nail Fungus.

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At 80 Watts of power this new laser is 20 times stronger than previous generation lasers for nail fungus which were rated at only 4 Watts.

The Cutera Laser is a safe and effective treatment for nail fungus.
It penetrates inside the nail where the nail fungus (dermatophytes) reside, killing the fungus instantly.

The laser light passes right through the tough nail plate killing the fungus with minimal pain and no damage to the surrounding tissues.

The laser procedure is done right in our office. Procedures usually take 20-30 minutes. They do NOT require any form of anesthesia and have minimal pain.

Most patients will feel just some heat generated by the laser. No pain medication is required after the procedure and you can go right back to work or any activity immediately after treatment.

In order to increase effectiveness, for one price, we offer three laser treatments for nail fungus. The second treatment is performed two months after the first, and the next treatment is performed two months later.

You will not see results right away. The laser will not change your existing nails. As the new nail grows in, it shows signs of clearing from the bottom of the nail as it grows. This usually takes 6-12 months depending on how fast individual’s nails grow.

In order to increase the chances of success, we combine our laser nail fungus treatment with the use of the best anti-fungal topical medication which is available for sale in our office. The use of topical anti-fungal medications also helps to prevent recurrence of the fungal infection.

Often, we use our specialized cooling spray nail grinder to reduce any thick nail tissue in order to increase penetration of the laser. This is usually a painless procedure.

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Best Laser Toenail Fungus Treatment
20 E 46th Street
(Between Madison and Fifth)
New York, NY 10017
(212) 541-7397
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Welcome to City Footcare’s Laser Nail Fungus Site. To the left there is a brief introduction to Laser Nail Fungus Treatment and the new Cutera Laser. Below that to the left is a list of my most recent blog posts. Just below this box you will find blog posts about nail fungus and the treatment of nail fungus, mostly laser treatment but other information on nail fungus too. The above navigation buttons will take you around this site. I hope you find it informative. Feel free to contact me with any questions about nail fungus, laser treatment of nail fungus and any other related topic. – Dr. Lawrence Silverberg

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Increased success with Cutera Laser for nail fungus.

I have been using the Cutera Laser for nail fungus or about eight months now. Patients have been coming back recently with some promising results.

When the Cutera was tested for FDA clearance the results showed around 70% efficacy. I have been seeing right around the same amount of success.

I always tell people in advance that the laser does not work for everyone. I advise them that the success rate is seven out of ten and that although chances are in their favor, the treatment may not work.

I find that the success rate is also dependent on how severe the case of nail fungus is. Common sense dictates this, but none of the literature I have read documents any real data to confirm this. I think there are reasons for this. Deciding the severity of individuals’ nail fungus is a bit subjective.

Nail fungus can range from just some mild discoloration to severe disruption of the normal architecture of the nail plate. Nails can be different thicknesses. There can be different amounts of crumbling of the nail. You can see that there is no objective measurement to make in order to classify the amount of nail fungus.

Additionally, it is very hard for me to predict who will be successful with laser for nail fungus. Sometimes people come in with what I consider a mild case of nail fungus and the laser does not work. On the other hand, sometimes people come in with very severe cases of nail fungus and the laser works perfectly. Because of this discrepancy, I don’t make promises either way to patients prior to starting their laser treatment.

Obviously I always feel bad when the treatment does not work. Fortunately, there are no adverse effects of a failed laser for nail fungus, but only economic downside.

Often when the laser does not work completely, there is some improvement to the nails. This is not a complete failure, but also of some disappointment to me and the patient.

Getting back to my success rates… I have been experimenting with my new Cutera Laser a bit. On a few patients where the laser did not work after the second or third treatment, I have tried changing the settings on the machine a little.

I have found that turning up the power (Joules) did not increase success rate. I did notice that performing more pulses of light does work better. I have even seen lower power setting with increased number of pulses works. For this reason, I now give 3,000 pulses of light to people when all ten toes are involved. (Less when there are less effected toes)

And now, a little self promotion, why not?

Why Drs. Silverberg, Shastri, Lupoli and Kudla at City Footcare should be the podiatrists you choose for your Laser for Toenail Fungus:

The most important reason is our success rate is better than other doctors. We do the most lasers in New York City. We have the most experience with the Cutera Laser for nail fungus which is the newest and most advanced laser for nail fungus that is FDA approved.

This extensive experience allows us to experiment with changes to the treatment to enhance the success rate, just like I have discussed above.

We are young, ethical doctors that care about our patients and not just making a buck selling a laser. We feel that if your laser is successful, you will refer us many other patients for laser treatments, and for anything else that we treat as podiatrists. You will go tell you other doctors how well we treated you and they will send us patients. We see the big picture! Do the right thing and we will be rewarded.

We offer the lowest price in Manhattan and NYC for laser fungal nail treatments. We charge only $600 for three treatments. Not $600 each, $600 total for all three. The only additional charge will be $49 for topical medicine that enhances the success of the laser treatment. Often, we will perform additional treatments beyond the three for a discount, or for free.

We will not take your money if we feel the laser treatment will not work. If there is any question whether or not you have fungus, we will first do a biopsy to make sure it really is fungus. If the biopsy comes back negative, the laser will not work, and we will not take your $600. Ethical and honest treatment from altruistic physicians.

Thanks for reading and feel free to ask questions or comment.

Dr. Silverberg

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