Breakthrough Laser Treatment For Fungus Nails
Toenail fungus infection is usually caused by organisms that develop in a dark and moist environment. The infection can cause toenails to crumble, thicken and change in color.
The most common visual clues of toenail fungus include:
- Yellow and brittle nails
- Distortion to the shape of the nail
- Dullness in the shine of the nail
The patented Blue Shine Foot Laser 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 the laser 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
How does it work?
The laser 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?
You can expect a consultation explaining the procedure to be performed and any follow-up visits you prescribe.
Can the patient expect more than one treatment?
One treatment kills the fungus for most patients. The doctor will determine if the patient needs follow-up care.
Is the procedure painful?
Most patients feel no pain. Some may feel a warming sensation and very few feel a pinprick.
Is there a recovery period?
No; just walk in and walk out.
How long does the procedure take?
The laser procedure takes less than 30 minutes.
When can your patient paint their nails or have a pedicure?
They can apply polish immediately after the treatment. It is important to inform the patient that they should remove all nail polish and nail decorations the day before their treatment.
Can the procedure be covered by their 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.
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