Breakthrough Laser Treatment For Fungal Toenails
Austin, Round Rock and Cedar Park Laser Nail Treatment for Fungal 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 procedure requires one or a small number of safe, quick treatments with little or no discomfort and is performed as an outpatient service with no anesthesia. The gentle laser light beam has no effect on healthy tissue and treats only the infected area of the toe. No drugs or topical ointments are used, eliminating the total-body side effects of traditional oral medications.
Clinical studies show that PinPointe FootLaser kills toenail fungus and promotes clear nail growth with a single treatment in better than 88% of cases. PinPointe FootLaser is safe, effective and most patients improve after their first treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions by Doctors
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 patients expect?
They can expect a consultation, full explaination of the procedure and necessary follow up visits.
Can the patient expect more than one treatment?
One treatment kills the fungus for most patients.
Is the procedure painful?
Most patients feel no pain. Some may feel a warming sensation. Very few feel a "slight" pinprick.
Is there a recovery period?
No; just walk in and walk out.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure takes about 45 minutes.
Will the fungus grow back?
The fungus is killed after one treatment. The doctor will recommend aftercare techniques to reduce the recurrence of infection.
When can I paint my nails or have a pedicure?
We recommend Dr's Remedy enriched nail polishes post procedure. They are available at our online foot care store and at the office. It is important to remove all nail polish and nail decorations prior to your treatment.
What kind of payment is expected for the procedure?
Credit cards, cash, money orders can be accepted. The patient may also use their Medical IRA, Health Savings or Flexible Spending Accounts.
Can the procedure be covered by my insurance?
If they have a Health Savings Account or Medical IRA, 100% of cost can be covered. However, in most situations, this procedure is considered aesthetic, and therefore health insurance plans do not provide coverage.
How long have you been doing this?
The doctors have incorporated laser treatments in their practice for several years. This treatment has been available for one year. The doctors have recently purchsed the most technologically advanced foot laser.
For more information visit:
PinPointe FootLaser website