FAQ - Toenail Fungus

What treatments do you offer for toenail fungus?

Fungal toenails or onychomycosis, as it is called, affects over 50% of the population who are over the age of 40.  Here at Gulf South Foot & Ankle, we over several different treatment options for this condition. Topical Nail Lacquers, such as Formula3, are medications that you paint on the toenail.  Nail Lacquers are most effective when the fungal infection is mild as they have difficulty penetrating the nail bed to truly treat the nail bed. Oral Antifungals, such as Lamisil, are often used as well.  These are quite effective, but have been known to have side effects that can affect the liver.  For this reason, before a patient is placed on an oral antifungal, they must have bloodwork done to check liver enzymes. The PinPointe Laser is a device that we have used for a few years now that we have seen great success with.  This is an exciting new treatment that is non-invasive and takes only about 20 minutes per treatment.  There is no pain and no side effects.  The one downfall with this treatment option is the price, since  insurance companies do not consider it a covered procedure. For this reason, Gulf South Foot & Ankle have created Laser packages and offer payment plans.

LASER PACKAGES

Barefoot Package- $1200

4 Laser treatment sessions 1-bottle of formula 3 (topical anti-fungal for nails) 1-bottle of Clean Sweep (anti-microbial shoe spray) 1-bottle of Dr.’s Remedy Nail Polish (you choose color) 1- 3 month follow up appointment with the  Podiatrist of your choice

Sandal Package- $900

3 Laser treatment sessions 1-bottle of formula 3 (topical anti-fungal for nails) 1- 3 month follow up appointment with the  Podiatrist of your choice

Peep-Toe Package- $750

2 Laser treatment sessions 1-bottle of formula 3 (topical anti-fungal for nails) 1- 3 month follow up appointment with the  Podiatrist of your choice

Buddy Bundle- $2000

(2 Patient Package, one of each of the following for both patients) 4 Laser treatment sessions 1-bottle of formula 3 (topical anti-fungal for nails) 1-bottle of Clean Sweep (anti-microbial shoe spray) 1-bottle of Dr.’s Remedy Nail Polish (you choose color) 1- 3 month follow up appointment with the podiatrist of your choice.

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SAT 9:00AM - 12:00 Noon

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