The PinPointe FootLaser is used to kill the fungus that live in and under the nail. The laser pass through the nail without causing damage to the same or the surrounding skin. When you get procedure, all the fungus should be killed but you will not see your nail become instantly clear – because the nail is already damaged. You will see the result as the new nail grows out. The use of the PinPointe laser for treatment of nail fungus was approved by FDA on October 25, 2010.
Oral medication vs. Laser treatment
According to the study submitted to the FDA, the laser treatment has a higher cure rate than Lamisil. Also, while oral medication requires blood testing and has interactions with other medications in addition to the risk of liver toxicity and allergic reaction, you need to worry about none of them with the laser treatment.
Is the laser treatment painful?
People mostly feel no pain while some people feel warming sensation and prickly feeling.
How long is the procedure?
The Pinpointe Footlaser procedure normally takes less than 30 minutes. There is also no recovery period and you can even apply nail polish immediately after the procedure.
Who developed this laser?
Scientists and medical professionals who work together over 20 years and with the funding by the National Institutes of Health developed the Pinpointe FootLaser.
If you are interested in the PinPoint FootLaser treatment or have any questions, ask us!