What is the Pinpointe Laser & how does it work?
The Pinpointe Laser operates in a very tight spectrum of near
infra-red light. The laser light passes through the toenail without
causing damage to the nail or the surrounding skin. The beam created by
this specially designed medical device vaporizes the embedded pathogens
in your nail plate and nail bed, leaving normal healthy tissue
undamaged, while killing the organisms that cause toenail fungus.
How effective is the treatment?
The laser is very effective, according to clinical studies performed
in Sacramento, California. Most patients experience significant
improvement. In most cases, only a single treatment is required.
Does the laser treatment take long?
The vast majority of our clients require only one treatment. It usually takes about 30 – 40 minutes.
Does the laser treatment hurt?
No anesthetic or injections are ever used. Because the laser does
not damage the nail or surrounding skin, most people feel nothing. Some
people may feel a warming sensation and very few feel a pinprick.
How safe is this treatment?
No adverse reactions, injuries, disabilities or side effects have
been reported in clinical studies with this laser treatment. In
contrast, topical treatments are minimally effective. The oral
medications available today can cause side effects to the liver, kidney
Will I be able to walk after treatment?
Yes, you will be able to
resume all your normal activities immediately after the treatment is
done. Even go jogging if you like.
How quickly is improvement noticed?
At the time of the procedure, the toenail will not become instantly
clear, it takes time to grow out. New healthy nail will be seen
emerging from the cuticle area as your nails grow naturally. The average
toe nail replaces itself every 6-9 months. Within the first 4 months
healthy new growth will be visible.
Will the fungus come back?
In a high percentage of cases, the fungus is eradicated following one
treatment. We 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. Just like you practice good oral
hygiene to keep your teeth and gums healthy, you will need to practice
good foot hygiene to keep your toe nails healthy.
Is the procedure covered by insurance?
The laser procedure is considered aesthetic and therefore not covered by health insurance.
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