It’s summertime in NYC, and while I don’t condone the idea of men exposing their toenails in public (sorry), I have to face the painful reality that men, and certainly women are walking the mean streets of the five boroughs of NYC with open toes.  And with that much exposure, some of you may notice that the nails could use a little help.  Once again, your friendly neighborhood NYC foot doc has a solution, which in this case may indeed come in the form of a solution.

We have discussed nail fungus many times in the pages of this blog.  For those who were bored silly the first time around, nail fungus is a really common infection that invades the skin under the nail and leads to a rather unsightly, thickened and yellow nail (cue the Lamisil TV commercial).  It is not necessarily a function of hygiene, but it is difficult to eradicate.  Lucky for the good citizens of NYC we have multiple tools at our disposal, including powerful topical and oral antifungal medications as well as a state of the art fungal laser that can aid in eliminating nail fungus without any medication or pain.

What to do while the nail is healing?  Not to worry. Dr.’s Remedy nail polish is an all-natural nail polish that looks great, is non-toxic, and available in our office.  And for nails that are short due to trauma or disease, KeryFlex is a new system for restoring a temporary nail plate that looks entirely natural and lasts 6-8 weeks, perfect for the beach.  And to continue the shameless plug, it too is available in the office.

So beach and flip flop season is upon us, and it’s time to start looking good.  The summer only comes around once a year and as another famous New Yorker said: “Get it right the first time, that’s the main thing”.  (Any takers on the author?)

See you in the office.

Ernest Isaacson

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