ALBANY — Every summer Dr. Mark Friedman of Albany Podiatry sees an influx of patients with fungal nails.
Many people ignore the issue during colder months, but sandal season seems to bring a sense of urgency.
Albany Podiatry offers a breakthrough treatment for nail fungus called Clearanail.
This remarkable technology is a drug-free, pain-free medical procedure previously only available in Europe.
Clearanail assists in the treatment of unsightly and embarrassing toenails by penetrating deep to the nail bed where the fungus occurs.
Why is it so hard to get rid of?
Traditional treatment options for toenail fungus often don’t work because topical products are unable to get through the toe’s thick nail plate. Oral medications are not always an option for patients. Other treatments require removal
of the affected toenail, creating an open wound which is not often advisable.
How does Clearanail work?
Clearanail is an “intelligent” nail drill that utilizes a patented Controlled Micro Penetration technology to create micro-pathways, or microscopic holes, in toenails, leaving the entire nail intact. This enables topical anti-fungal medications to penetrate beneath the nail plate and wipe out the fungus.
Is Clearanail safe?
Yes. Clearanail is computer-controlled and is completely safe, painless, and quick. It produces micro-pathways — just 0.4mm in diameter — in the nail without ever touching the skin beneath.
How many visits are required for it to work?
One. The micro-pathways remain in the nail until it grows out, and a new, healthy nail grows in.
Patients typically need only one appointment, 40 minutes or less — depending on the number of toenails affected.
The doctor will reevaluate the nails in a follow-up visit to assess patient progress, discuss ways to optimize success, and ensure desired results.
Is it possible to instantly improve the nail’s appearance?
Yes. KeryFlex Nail Restoration System provides an immediate cosmetic solution to unsightly nails.
KeryFlex is a safe, durable method of instantly restoring a damaged nail to a healthy, natural look in less than an hour. KeryFlex is a great option for a special occasion prior to beginning Clearanail treatment.
Albany Podiatry is located at 6 Executive Park Drive, just behind Stuyvesant Plaza.
Drs. Friedman, Hardy, and Mason specialize in comprehensive podiatric care, including stubborn conditions that have previously proven difficult to manage.
For more information visit albanypodiatry.com or call Albany Podiatry at (518) 482-4321.