Nail Conditions & Treatments

Your nails are windows into your body and its health. They have their own signs and symptoms which may be a clue to other medical conditions. They can alert you to potential health problems such as liver and kidney diseases, anemia, diabetes and more. Board certified Dr. Ciro Martins, a leader in dermatology, can help treat common nail conditions and bring back your healthy nails.

Nail conditions can indicate signs of infection, inflammation and even deformity. These common nail conditions can be identified by the color, shape, texture, or thickness of the fingernails or toenails. Just like the skin, the fingernails tell a lot about your health and could require medical attention.

Most nail conditions are preventable or treatable. Here are a few of the most common nail problems:

  • Fungal nail infection (onychomycosis)
  • Lichen planus of the nails
  • Paronychia
  • Psoriasis of the nails

Laser Treatment for Fungal Toenails

Nail fungus is extremely common but not always easy to treat. With the right combination of laser treatments and medications, our dermatology team will help you find the relief you are seeking.

Toenail fungus is caused by bacteria or naturally occurring fungus from the environment that has established a presence underneath your nail. The symptoms of fungal nails include:

  • Discoloration of the nail, including white patches or yellowish streaks
  • Thickening of the nails
  • Brittle or flaking nails
  • Darkening of the skin below the nails
  • Separation of the nail from the nail bed, which typically only occurs in severe cases.

The Laser Treatment for fungal toenails at Belcara Health is a new, safe therapy for toenail fungus removal. It is a specialized medical laser used to kill the pathogens involved in infections. Since no damage is done to surrounding skin, the toe and adjacent skin are unaffected. Your nails will regrow as healthy, clear and attractive nails. The treatment is painless, with no risks or side effects.

Surprisingly, the condition of your nails can signal potential health problems, including infection, inflammation, and disease. Your dermatologist will examine your nails, assessing feature such as color, shape, texture, and thickness for signs of concern. Common nail conditions include fungal infections; lichen planus, paronychia, and psoriasis – and all can be treated and prevented with the proper care.

Why Belcara Health?

If you are ready to improve or maintain your nail condition, the practice and physician you select are your most important decisions. To be confident with your results, you must have confidence in your medical team.

Dr. Ciro R. Martins, Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology, has earned a reputation for excellence in medical dermatology, including infectious skin diseases, wellness and maintenance, and an array of cosmetic dermatology procedures. Dr. Martins uses the most advanced diagnostic and treatment technologies available to provide each one of his patients with unparalleled personalized care. Read full bio.

Exceptional patient care is the core of our philosophy at Belcara Health. Our goal is for you to feel as if you just received the best care possible and absolutely love your results. Located in a welcoming, sophisticated, luxurious facility, our 5-star services and staff provide an unparalleled experience. At each stage, we make every effort to surpass all your expectations. We are constantly upgrading our knowledge, technology, and services – and it shows. Our strong reputation and the trust of the community validates this commitment.

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Our practitioners who specialize in Common Nail Conditions

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Dr. Ciro R. Martins

Board-Certified Dermatologist

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Caroline K. Harvey, MPAS, P.A.-C.

Dermatology Physician Assistant

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