Many areas of medicine use lasers to treat a wide range of health issues, including podiatry. At West Beverly Podiatry Group in Montebello and Duarte, California, Michael Vega, DPM, Johnny Huang, DPM, and the team provide laser treatments for ingrown toenails, wound care, and fungal infections. Call the nearest office or request an appointment for laser treatment online to learn more about the treatments available at West Beverly Podiatry Group.
Laser treatment refers to the use of focused light for health concerns. Unlike other light sources, a laser is a specific wavelength of light that creates powerful beams of energy.
In medicine, lasers allow health care providers to treat precise areas, limiting damage to the surrounding tissue. Providers use laser treatment to remove tissue, ease pain, and promote healing.
Podiatrists use laser treatment for several foot conditions. Some of the more common include:
Toenail fungus is a difficult infection to treat. When antifungal medications fail to improve your infection, podiatrists may recommend laser treatment. The intense light energy heats and destroys the fungus without affecting the nail or skin.
Laser treatment also works for plantar warts, destroying the tiny blood vessels that feed the wart. Without a steady flow of blood, the wart dies and falls off.
West Beverly Podiatry Group provides laser treatment for chronic ingrown toenails. They use the laser to remove the root of the nail, stopping further growth.
The podiatry practice also uses laser treatment for wound care to support the body’s healing process.
The specifics of your laser treatment depend on your diagnosis. Your provider discusses the details of your initial consultation so you know what to expect.
The West Beverly Podiatry Group team provides detailed post-laser treatment instructions that support the healing process. These instructions may include bleach or cider vinegar treatments.
For bleach treatment, mix half a cup of cold water with half a cup of bleach. Using a clean toothbrush, gently scrub your nails with the diluted bleach, leave on the nails for 3-5 minutes, and then rinse. Repeat once a week.
For post-laser treatment cider vinegar, mix a half cup of dark apple cider vinegar with half a cup of warm water and soak your feet for 10 minutes. West Beverly Podiatry Group recommends repeating this treatment twice a week.
They also recommend:
West Beverly Podiatry Group suggests skipping nail polish while your nails grow and using Dr.’s Remedy® nail polish on special occasions.
Call West Beverly Podiatry Group or schedule your laser treatment consultation online today.