If you have received the PinPointe laser treatment for your nail fungus, congratulations! You have taken the first major step in becoming clear of nail fungus for life. Most patients who receive treatment with the PinPointe laser don’t need to come in for any additional treatments, since it only requires one treatment to kill the fungus. While the laser is powerful enough to kill all of the fungus present under the nail, you still have some upkeep to maintain. After the treatment, all of the fungus under your nail will be eliminated, but re-infection with the fungus is always possible. To ensure that you don’t re-infect yourself, there are a few guidelines and aftercare tools you can use.
The first aftercare guidelines for the PinPointe treatment involve using some products to keep fungus away from the nails. To ensure that no fungus on the skin of your foot re-infects your nails, it is recommended to use an antifungal foot cream. This foot cream should be applied to the skin on your toes and feet daily for 2 weeks following the laser treatment. To kill any fungus harboured in your shoes, it is recommended to use an antifungal shoe spray each time that you wear a pair of shoes. Lastly, an antifungal nail solution should be applied daily to every nail. This solution works to prevent fungal infection in the same way that toothpaste prevents cavities, and should be used as aftercare for as long as possible.
Aside from these aftercare products, it is also important to maintain good foot hygiene. This involves avoiding walking barefoot in public places, not sharing shoes, and not wearing sweaty songs for long periods of time. These are lifetime habits you should get into to avoid catching fungus. If you would like to purchase any of these aftercare products, you can visit our online store or give us a call at 1-(800) 672-0625. If you haven’t received the PinPointe laser treatment yet, give us a call or visit our website to schedule a consultation.