Nail Disorders in Palm Beach Gardens & Stuart, FL
Nail disorders can cause unwanted symptoms in the nails, ranging from discoloration to thinness and cracks. Whatever your concerns may be, Florida Dermatology Specialists can help you find an effective treatment solution for restoring nail health. We offer this and other dermatologic services to patients living in Palm Beach Gardens, Stuart and Palm City, FL.
What Causes Nail Disorders?
Nail disorders can develop from a number of different causes, with each type of disorder having various effects associated with it. Some of the most common causes of nail disorders include:
- Infections (viral or bacterial)
Nail disorders can cause the nails to change in shape, color or texture. In some cases, nails may become weak and brittle. Nail disorders can also be painful.
How are Nail Disorders Treated?
Before being treated, nail disorders must first be diagnosed. As fungal infections make up the significant proportion of nail disorders, a fungal test may be the first step of diagnosing a nail disorder. During this process, a sample is taken from the nails to examine and identify a potential fungus. If the cause is determined to be a fungal infection, antifungal medications are used to treat the infection. If the cause is not fungal or injury related, further testing may be needed to determine the underlying condition causing the nail disorder, after which we can identify the appropriate treatment.
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How Much Do Nail Disorder Treatments Cost?
The cost of nail disorder treatments at Florida Dermatology Specialists can vary depending on the strategies involved and the extent of treatment needed. In most cases, your treatment may be eligible for coverage by health insurance. During your initial consultation, we will develop a personalized treatment plan and assess your insurance coverage to determine the exact cost of treatment that you will be responsible for.
What Can I Expect from a Nail Disorder Treatment?
For nail disorders caused by infections (fungal, bacterial or viral), medications are typically successful in eliminating the infection within a few weeks. However, it can take some time for the nails to grow back to a healthy shape, color and length. This growth rate can vary from patient to patient, but it generally takes about 3 to 6 months for full regrowth. Patients who experienced minor symptoms from their nail disorder may need less time for their nails to grow back to normal.
Why Choose Florida Dermatology Specialists for Nail Disorder Treatment?
Florida Dermatology Specialists is the premier practice for nail disorder treatments. Our team of dermatologists specialize in diagnosing and treating all diseases of the hair, skin, and nails. Led by Dr. Richard Krathen, board-certified Dermatologist, board-certified Micrographic Dermatologic Surgeon, and fellowship-trained Mohs Surgeon, we offer the most effective solutions for treating nail disorders and any underlying conditions.
To learn more about nail disorders and their treatments, contact us today at Florida Dermatology Specialists. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have or schedule your initial consultation. With offices in Palm Beach Gardens and Stuart, we welcome patients living in and around Jensen Beach, Port St. Lucie and Juno Beach, FL.