How does it work?
The PinPointe FootLaser kills the fungus that lives in and under the toenail. The laser light passes through the toenail without causing damage to the nail or the surrounding skin. At the time of the procedure, the toenail will not become instantly clear, it takes time to grow out.
What can I expect in the doctor’s office?
A consultation with your doctor, the procedure to be performed and any follow-up visits as prescribed by your doctor.
Will I need more than one treatment?
One treatment kills the fungus for most people. Your doctor will determine if you need additional follow-up care.
Is the procedure painful?
Most people feel no pain. Some people feel a warming sensation and very few feel a pinprick.
Is there a recovery period?
No time for recovery is needed. The patient can walk out comfortably immediately following the procedure.
How long does the procedure take?
In most cases the procedure can be completed in under an hour
Will the fungus come back?
The fungus is killed after one treatment and typically the provider will recommend care techniques to reduce recurrence of the infection. There is a chance of reinfection because the fungus is present everywhere in the environment.
When can I paint my nails or have a pedicure?
You can apply polish immediately after the treatment. It is important to remove all nail polish and nail decorations the day before your treatment.
How do I pay for the procedure?
Credit cards, cash, and money orders are all accepted. You may also use your Medical IRA, Health Savings or Flexible Spending Account.
Is this covered by my insurance?
This procedure is considered to be aesthetic, therefore health insurance does not provide coverage. We do offer a payment plan through “CareCredit.”
How long have you been doing this?
Our office has been using the PinPointe FootLaser since May 2009 with an 84% success rate after only one treatment. Is it FDA cleared?
Yes. The PinPointe FootLaser is the only laser with clinically proven efficacy and FDA clearance for onychomycosis (nail fungus).
Who developed this laser procedure?
Leading scientists and medical professionals working together for 20 years with funding provided by the National Institutes of Health developed the technology in the patented PinPointe FootLaser.