Surgeries of this caliber are implemented for more than just cosmetic purposes such as removing wrinkles, birthmarks, or sunspots. Dr. Howard Schaengold specializes in performing laser surgery to treat a wide variety of conditions including fungal toenails and warts. At The Plateau Foot & Ankle Clinic, laser treatment provides you with a simple, painless cure for your foot or ankle problem.
How Does It Work?
A laser is a device that generates an intensely focused beam of light. Lasers used in surgery remove diseased tissues and treat blood vessels. These beams turn the water in the cells to steam, so as not to burn your skin. The cells in the affected area are heated until they simply evaporate. This process surpasses the use of topical and oral medications while remaining safe and sanitary.
In the case of fungal toenails, lasers are projected upon the soft tissues of the toe and infected cells are destroyed. As the procedure takes place, a warm sensation will pass over the toes while pain and discomfort remain absent.
Great news! We provide laser treatment in our office! Completion of an entire procedure is possible during a single visit, and in most cases our patients are able to walk out of the office on their own.
Who Needs This Procedure?
Anyone can be a candidate for laser treatment, depending on the issue at hand. Among many things, laser surgery serves to close small blood vessels to reduce blood loss, remove warts and moles, and remove skin cells that could lead to the formation of cancer. To find out if you have a foot or ankle condition that might respond well to laser treatment, contact our office. We're pleased to help with your condition and provide you with the best possible care.
What Happens After the Procedure?
The success of your particular surgery depends on the condition being treated. We will send you on your way and schedule a follow-up appointment in the following weeks. A return visit is recommended to provide you with the best advice and tools to aid you in a full and uninterrupted recovery.Topical or oral medications may be prescribed in conjunction with this procedure to ensure the best results.
Our office in Sammamish, Washington provides laser treatment to individuals from Bellevue, Issaquah, Redmond, Kirkland, North Bend, Carnation, and Snoqualmie.We promise to have you feeling like new in no time at all! Book an appointment with our office online by filling out our appointment request form or bycalling 425.868.3338 to speak with our friendly staff.