1427 Clarkview Rd, Suite 300
Baltimore, Maryland 21209
Phone: (410) 296-0414
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
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
- 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.
Our practitioners who specialize in Common Nail Conditions
Dr. Ciro R. Martins, Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology and the Brazilian Society of Dermatology, specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of skin cancers. Dr. Martins 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.Back to Top