Kansas City podiatrist urges patients to be proactive about treating toenail fungus.

Start treating fungus now to see visible results by next summer.

More beautiful nails in 10 minutes!

If you live in Kansas City and have toenail fungus, you may feel some relief now that summer is over.  No more anxiety over wearing sandals and having people see your thick and unsightly toenails.

Before you relax completely putting your fungal infection out of your mind, realize that before you know it, summer will be here again.

If you don’t do anything about it, the toenail fungus will spread, possibly get worse and you will be in no condition to kick off your shoes come next spring.  What can you do now instead of ignore your condition?  Treat it with the most effective treatment available called the Q-Clear laser.

Kansas City Foot and Ankle offers the Q-Clear laser treatment for fungal nails.  The Q-Clear laser is a mid-infrared laser wavelength that penetrates the nail, eliminating the destructive infections and revitalizing your nail as it grows out.  Like several other lasers used in podiatry, it is FDA cleared for treatment of fungal toenails.  Our Q-Clear laser treatments are pain free.  While other lasers create a thermal effect, the Q-Clear creates short, but extremely powerful pulses of laser energy, so it’s mechanism of action is actually through a mechanical or “shockwave” effect, with very little heating and no pain.

It’s one thing to kill the fungus that is causing your toenails to be discolored, thick and brittle; it’s another thing to have your toenails start looking normal again.  The improved appearance takes time.

How much time?  You will start seeing results in about 3 months, but it can take 9-12 months for the toenail to completely grow out.

So do the math; if you want to be able to show off your toenails by next summer and you have toenail fungus, you need to start treating your fungus now.  You can’t just hide your fungal toenails in your fall and winter shoes and hope for the best by next summer.  You need to be proactive now.

The great news is that if you are one of the many people who have a flexible spending account, your flexible spending account may cover the cost of laser treatments.  Check with your plan to see if it is a reimbursable expense.  Give Kansas City Foot and Ankle a call if you have any questions regarding laser therapy, toenails fungus or payment options.