“I had a toenail infected with fungus over 20 years ago and there was nothing available back then to treat it except topical anti-fungal creams and liquids which did not work. When I had my first pregnancy about 10 years ago, the fungus spread like wild fire to all my toes. Oral anti-fungal mediations were available but they can be toxic and have serious side effects like liver problems. I did not want to take the risk since there was no guarantee that the fungus would be cleared. So I hid my disgusting nails from society and that affected my self-esteem. It seemed like everyone had beautiful nails. If I went out in public with sandals people stared at my feet even if I had nail polish on my toenails. The nails had become so thick that I had trouble wearing shoes.
I had been researching laser treatment for toenail fungus and I finally decided to seek help from Dr.Szpiro. I chose her because she had the latest technology in lasers and also because she was one of the first to treat fungal nails and had already treated many patients.
I knew I was a tough case and I had a longer treatment period than most patients but my nail fungus has cleared and my nails are not thick. I am very grateful. The original nail on my big toe became misshapen from all the years of infection and Dr. Szpiro treated it cosmetically with Keryflex and the nail looks great.
I now I feel good about pampering my feet and I love having the Medical Spa treatment at Boston Common Podiatry where I can have a medical pedicure without being afraid of catching fungus which is a risk in a regular nail salon.
Finally, I can go out with my summer sandals and not feel like everyone is staring at my toenails. But most of all I feel happy about how my feet look.”