Laser Treatment For Fungal Toenails
Do you have embarrassing toenails due to toenail fungus? You can now get rid of toenail fungus using our FDA cleared Foot Laser. The PinPointe Laser is a patented laser device that clinical studies have demonstrated to significantly reduce toenail fungal infection, leading to improved appearance. It is an easy and effective treatment that will help turn your discolored and disfigured toenail into clearer, healthier toenails.
Video Introduction of the PinPointe Laser Treatment Process
Fungal Toenails are very common
An estimated 12% of Americans experience fungal nail infection, called onychomycosis. Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the nail. Both toenails or fingernails may be affected by the fungal infection however, onychomycosis is more prevalent in toenails. Symptoms include discoloration of the toenail with a yellow, greenish appearance or yellow/white streaks, thickening of the nail and separation or loosening of the nail from the nail bed.
Laser Treatment Process
Laser treatment for nail fungus offers the most viable solution to regaining healthy nails. The patented PinPointe FootLaser is a specially designed laser beam that goes through the toenail and safely kills the organisms embedded in the nail bed that cause Onychomycosis, more commonly known as toenail fungus. The laser uses a Nd:YAG crystal. PinPointe’s proprietary combination of wavelength, pulse structure and spot size, targets the fungus. The unique laser pulse ends before damaging surrounding tissue or causing pain to the patient.
PinPointe Laser FAQs
The cost is $600.00 for one foot and $850.00 for both feet.
Follow-up treatments are $165.00 per foot*
Toenail fungus laser treatment is not covered by insurance. However, DeNiel Foot and Ankle center offers several payment options such as financing, or the ability to use a Health Savings Account for payment.
*Follow-up treamtment cost at $165/foot is applicable only if the post care treatment package ($85) is purchased at the time of treatment
The gentle laser light beam has very minimal effect on healthy tissue. The unique laser pulse ends before damaging surrounding tissue or causing pain to the patient.
PinPointe Footlaser is the only device that was successfully used in over 250 patients in clinical trials. Clinical studies have shown that the PinPointe Laser significantly reduces toenail fungal infection. These studies showed that there were no adverse reactions, injuries or other known side effects. Oral medications are an alternative way of treating toenail fungus but oral medications come with minor side effects such as headache, stomach upset, diarrhea, rash, itch, and loss of taste. Antifungal pills can be also expensive. The PinPointe Laser treatment is safe and very effective.
Typically, a significant overall improvement will be seen after 3 months. The average toenail replaces itself every 6-9 months. A continuous improvement will be gradual as the nail continue to grow out.
To achieve optimal results, we recommend a series of 3 – 4 treatment sessions, spaced 5 – 6 weeks apart. This is essential to eradicate all fungi spores that may bloom after your initial treatment. However, significant improvement is usually seen after one treatment.
Because this treatment is considered aesthetic, health insurance plans do not cover the procedure. We accept major credit cards and personal checks. We also offer payment plans through Care Credit.
DeNiel Foot and Ankle Center strives to provide the greatest value in the industry by combining affordability with the most advanced laser technology. The cost of this procedure varies depending on the severity of the infection. Contact our office for details.
The number of treatment required by each patient differs. However, the vast majority of our patients require 4-8 treatments. Each treatment session takes about 30 minutes if debridement is necessary.