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.
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. Just walk in and walk out.
Is it FDA cleared?
Yes. It is cleared by the FDA
How long does the procedure take?
The FootLaser procedure takes less than 30 minutes.
Will the fungus come back?
The fungus is killed after one treatment and typically the doctor recommends 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.
Is this covered by my insurance?
If you have a Health Savings Account or Medical IRA, 100% of the cost can be covered. However, in most situations, this procedure is considered aesthetic and therefore health insurance plans do not provide coverage.
12-Month Multi-Site Private Practice Retrospective Study Summary Demonstrates Steady Reduction in Legion size for Patients with Onychomycosis.
This multi-site retrospective study was conducted in five private parties on the Uk and the USA on 458 great toes from 265 sequential patients with onychomycosis that received a single 2 pass-treatment with a Pin Pointe- Laser™ Footlaser™.
- There is continuous improvement in nail appearance to at least 12-months. The graph shows averages for each of five practices.
- Statistical test of efficacy are highly significant(P<0.001)
- This large sample includes sequential patients and results include those patients with no or minimal treatment response
- Sites report that many patients with a complete resolution are not included because they were lost to follow-up.
- 71.4% of patients experienced continuous improvement in clear nail area.