The PinPointe FootLaser is the first FDA cleared laser for the treatment of Onychomycosis (nail fungus). It is developed by leading scientists and medical professionals working together for about 20 years, funded by the National Institutes of Health. It is a patented laser technology used to kill fungus with a specially designed laser beam that goes through the nail.
Treatment with this laser achieves an 85% success just after one treatment. The doctor will go over each nail with the laser light in a grid pattern. The laser light wavelength targets the fungus, causing the fungus to die due to heat damage. Since the laser light targets the fungus, it will not hurt the nail or surrounding skin.
Nail fungus treatment using the PinPointe laser is the most efficient compared to other options. It has no risks or side effects. This type of treatment does not cause liver damage, unlike with oral antifungal medications. It has the highest cure rate compared to topicals with less than 20% and oral medication with about 60%. It is a convenient and comfortable in-office procedure that does not require any recovery time or downtime.
The procedure typically lasts for about 30 minutes. It is a painless procedure that does not need any anesthetics or pain medication. To clear the nails, it typically requires one treatment. We treat all the toes on each infected foot because we want to make sure that the fungus does not spread. Other nails may carry fungus that cannot be seen with the naked eye and spread it to the other nail.
To see full results, it usually takes about 6-9 depending on fast or slow your nail grows. The laser kills the fungus that is present at the time of your appointment. Your nails should grow back healthy, pushing out the old nail that has been damaged by the fungus. It is also recommended to follow carefully post treatment care instructions to prevent any reinfection.
If you have toenail fungus, contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our podiatrists. We have over 80 clinics nationwide, including Arlington, TX.