Our Temple Hills & Clinton, MD Podiatrists Are Experts In Treating A Wide Variety Of Skin & Toenail Conditions Including:
LASER FOR FUNGAL TOENAILS
Do you have thick, yellow, discolored toenails? Are you embarrassed to wear your open-toed shoes in public?
CHANCES ARE YOU HAVE FUNGAL TOENAILS, A CONDITION ALSO KNOWN AS ONYCHOMYCOSIS.
Dr. Burton J. Katzen, DPM, LLC offers state of the art laser treatment of fungal toenail infections. Fungal toenails are caused by an organism that grows in and under the nail. The fungus likes to grow in warm, moist places like your shoes. Many patients pick up fungal toenail infections in the gym locker room, from a nail salon, wet shoes or from trauma. Fungus can stay in the nails for many years and can be passed from one person to another.
Treatments for nail fungus include topical medications, oral medications, which can have some serious side effects; and the newest modality which is laser therapy.
Dr. Katzen uses laser treatment for fungal toenails which is the easy and convenient treatment that helps turn your discolored and disfigured nails into clearer, healthier looking nails.
Painless treatment for onychomycosis
No pain, no downtime, and no risk
No more embarrassment about unsightly feet
15-MINUTE IN-OFFICE TOENAIL RESTORATION
“FROM UGLY TO BEAUTIFUL IN 15 MINUTES”
Keryflex is durable, yet flexible nail restoration, which creates a realistic, natural looking nail in place of the damaged nail. Since Keryflex is nonporous and not water soluble, it is ideal for post laser treatment for toenail fungus to prevent re-infection while the healthy nail is growing. You can put nail polish on this new nail and use nail polish remover on the nail without damaging the nail replacement resin. You can engage in their normal exercise routine after toe nails have been remodeled by Keryflex. Keryflex can also be used to restore a chronic ingrown toenail before considering a surgical treatment. In as little as 15 minutes, Dr. Burton Katzen can create a realistic, natural looking nail in place of a damaged nail. The does this by using the KeryFlex nail restoration system. KeryFlex nails are durable and flexible and you will leave the office with a natural looking nail.
HOW DOES KERYFLEX WORK?
Nail bed is prepared, with debridement of the nail
KeryFlex Bond is brushed onto the nail plate and nail bed
KeryFlex Resin builds up the nail and allows sculpting and contouring of the nail
KeryFlex Seal is applied after the modeling process is completed
Ultraviolet light hardens the substances within 2 minutes
At Dr. Burton J. Katzen, DPM, LLC, many of my patients fear coming in for treatment of an infected ingrown toenail. They come in with excruciating pain and we get to send them home feeling a whole lot better.
An ingrown toenail occurs when a corner of the nail grows into the flesh of the toe, causing redness and swelling, followed by pain and often infection. Ingrown toenails can occur due to improper trimming of the toenail, trauma or genetic factors.
Treatment for ingrown toenails is performed by gently numbing the toe, and then removing the offending corner of the nail. If you have chronic ingrown toenails, we can remove the root in the office to permanently prevent re-growth of the ingrown portion of the nail.
If you have an ingrown toenail, don't be afraid to schedule an appointment with our podiatrist today. Your treatment will be gentle and virtually painless, and we'll get you back to your normal activities right away.
WARTS (PLANTAR WARTS)
At Dr. Burton J. Katzen, DPM, LLC, we offer many wart removal treatment options. Foot Warts (Plantar Warts) are a common foot condition that we treat in our practice. If you have one or more growths on the bottom of your foot that may or may not be painful, chances are it's a plantar wart. Plantar Warts are caused by a virus. You may notice little black dots in the wart. People sometimes think these dots are splinters. They are actually the blood vessels that nourish the wart. You can get viral warts anywhere you walk barefoot, such as the local pool, karate studio, dance studio, locker room or even from a pedicure salon.
WART TREATMENT OPTIONS
there are several treatments for plantar warts, the type of treatment received depends upon the patient's needs.. The list of in-office treatments includes, but is not limited to trichloroacetic acid, bichloracetic acid, cryotherapy, pulsed-dye lasers, immune therapy and vaccines. Understandably, the potential side effects associated with these treatment options are typically more extensive. For example, there may be risk of pain and secondary infection.
If all of those methods fail, podiatrists may opt to recommend electrodessication and curettage. It is a same-day surgical procedure that must be performed in an acute care setting. Most of the time, a local anesthetic is used to numb the area prior to surgical, foot wart removal. Afterward, podiatrists usually recommend that their patients follow post-surgical care instructions. The instructions may include minor downtime to give the surgical time to heal properly before engaging in weight-bearing activities.
Plantar warts can spread easily. If you think you have one or more plantar warts, schedule an appointment with Dr. Burton J. Katzen, DPM, LLC immediately to have them removed before they multiply
WHAT IS ATHLETE'S FOOT (TINEA PEDIS)?
Athlete's foot is caused by a fungal infection affecting the web of skin between the toes and the soles of the foot. Symptoms typically include burning, pain, itching and scaling.
Athlete's foot is highly contagious. People pick up these fungal infections when walking barefoot on contaminated floors and object. Athlete's Foot can even be passed from person to person.
Although Athlete's foot can be treated with anti-fungal medications, you should always try to keep your feet dry, wear cotton socks and "breathable shoes".
We offer various treatments for Athlete's foot. If you think you have athlete's feet, schedule an appointment with Dr. Burton J. Katzen, DPM, LLC and let us help you find relief.
CORNS AND CALLUSES
Corn and calluses are thick layers of dead skin that normally develop on your feet and toes. They are caused by excessive friction or pressure often from ill-fitting, tight shoes. Another cause is due to frequent, repetitive motions such as running that cause friction between the bones, skin and shoes.
Treatment for these growths begins at home by avoiding activities (when possible) that caused them in the first place. Replacing ill-fitting footwear with shoes that fit properly, trying protective pads, and other self-care methods might correct the condition.
If you have tried home treatment options without success and need professional help, there are several techniques that can be used. We can pare down the thickened skin in-office with the use of a scalpel (something that should not be attempted at home). Callus-removing medication and a pumice stone may be able to help and we will provide instructions in the use of either method. Orthotics (custom-made medical inserts) can serve to prevent recurring calluses or corns. In rare cases, surgery to fix the alignment of a bone that causes friction may be the treatment you need.
If you have tried home treatment options without success schedule an appointment with our Podiatrist for a comprehensive evaluation. Dr. Katzen can pare down the thickened skin in-office with the use of a scalpel (something that should not be attempted at home). Callus-removing medication and a pumice stone may be able to help and we will provide instructions in the use of either method. Orthotics (custom-made medical inserts) can serve to prevent recurring calluses or corns. In rare cases, surgery to fix the alignment of a bone that causes friction may be the treatment you need. Contact us today for relief from corns or calluses.