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Missing Toenails?

Believe it or not, spring is just around the corner and that means warm weather shoe styles will soon appear. Sandals are a welcomed vision letting you know the cold days of winter will soon pass. For others however, sandals or open toe styles can be a challenge especially for those who are embarrassed by missing or damaged toenails.

There is good news for those with toenail woes. Thanks to new technology, damaged and missing toenails can be a thing of the past. Our Certified Medical Nail technician (CMT) can create a removable event nail or apply a safe prosthetic layer over existing damaged nails. The results are the appearance of a natural nail that can be painted with regular nail polish if the patient desires color on the nails.

Prosthetic Toenails are a great solution for those dealing with:
Dystrophic Nails
Misshapen Nails
Horizontal plate ridges
Spoon shaped nail
Damaged nail
Brittle and splitting nails
Post Onychomycosis or In treatment
Shedding nails

So what is the difference between acrylic nails obtained at a local nail salon versus prosthetic nails applied by a CMT?

Prostetic Nail Gels do not contain harsh chemicals versus acrylic nails such as:
HEMA (2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) known sensitizers: Methyl methacrylate, Acrylic acid, Methyl acrylate, Ethyl acrylate, Ethyl methacrylate, Bisphenol A-glycidyl methacrylate, n-Butyl acrylate, 2-Hydroxypropyl, Methyl 2-cyanoacrylate, and thyl cyanoacrylate. Quite a mouthful eh?

Prostetic nail gels are natural-looking, while light and non-porous, providing a beautiful nail you will enjoy wearing. The gels are appropriately flexible, though strong, and thin to provide a natural appearance.

The UV light utlized during the nail creation process is state of the art and maintains the correct cure distance important to fully polymerize the product. It also allows the foot to be easily placed under the light, and has 4/9w bulbs inside, equaling 36w of light for maximum curing. The lamp cover also protects the eyes of the practitioner from exposure to UV rays.

At Healthy Steps spa, our nail specialist staff are certified MNT. The certification is obtained after study and successful completion of nail creation, application and testing.

In about an hour, the nail will be created, applied and ready for wear. This painless procedure takes place right in our spa so you can relax and let your worries of ugly toenails be a thing of the past. Most clients request a pedicure during the appointment for beautiful open toe shoe ready feet!

Now cveryone can enjoy beautiful toes year round. For more information or to schedule an apopintment, please contact us at Healthy Steps.

Healthy Steps
for your feet...for your life!


Practice Specialties

Business Team

Welcome to the Business Team at Foot and Ankle Associates of North Texas. Our appointment schedulers and billing department work in tandem to assist you and your family during your FAANT experience.
Our scheduling team will complete a short appointment questionnaire that will allow us the opportunity to contact your plan prior to your visit. We will find out what type of Podiatry benefits you should expect, including your coverage limits, which we will then review with you before you are seen.
If you are a new patient, we ask that you complete our online patient forms. We also update paperwork for established patients at least once a year or upon any changes. Having the most accurate information on you and your family will help us better treat your medical conditions, and it will also allow us to process your insurance claims more efficiently.
Thank you for helping us to be more prepared for your visit. Please download our online patient forms and fax them to our confidential fax at least 48 hours prior to your visit at 817-886-3612. We ask that you arrive 20 minutes prior to your visit with your insurance and identification cards; we will scan each card to validate your electronic health record. Please allow for ample time to check in with our team in order to help prevent your appointment being delayed or even rescheduled.
We invite you to bring your socks and athletic/dress shoes along with a list of prepared questions. For a list of sample questions visit http://www.ahrq.gov/questionsaretheanswer/ You may also visit our business office library, where you can view frequently asked questions, insurance contract list and become even more familiar with our office.