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PinPointe™ FootLaser™

Toenail fungus infection, also known as onychomycosis, is a common condition among people of all ages. These infections are caused by fungus and yeast organisms which invade the nails. This infection may start by an injury to the toenail, poor foot care, unsanitary pedicure, and may also be related to diabetes.

Symptoms of a toenail fungus infection vary depending on the type of infection, but are usually mild. The nail usually becomes thick, brittle, discolored and sometimes splits. Treatment is usually sought for cosmetic purposes, but an untreated infection can worsen and eventually lead to difficulty wearing shoes and walking.

Toenail infections affect an estimated 40 million people in the US. Despite how common they are, completely effective treatment is hard to accomplish. Many doctors provide patients with topical or oral medications that can take months to work and have a high rate of recurrence, while surgery to remove the nail does not treat the underlying infection. Fortunately, patients do not have to undergo these traditional treatment methods any longer, and can benefit from the PinPointe™ FootLaser™ from PathoLase, which is proven to effectively treat toenail fungus infections.

PinPointe FootLaser Procedure

This new technology has made treatment of toenail infections safe and effective. Using the PathoLase PinPointe FootLaser, patients can experience immediate results from a simple procedure with no pain and no side effects. The PathoLase laser kills the fungus living under the toe nails that cause toenail infections. The PinPointe laser targets the infection without damaging the nail or surrounding skin.

This procedure takes less than 60 minutes to perform with no anesthesia required and no associated downtime. Patients will be able to walk out of the doctor's office and return to their regular activities right after treatment. While nail polish and decorations must be removed prior to treatment, they can be reapplied immediately after. There may be a warming sensation during the PinPointe procedure, which most patients are able to tolerate.

Safety of PinPointe FootLaser

The PinPointe FootLaser procedure is considered safe and effective for all patients, with no major side effects or risks. It is cleared by the FDA for the treatment of toenail fungal infections and provides most patients with successful results. It is important for patients to note that while this treatment removes the infection, the toenail will not clear up right away. The formerly infected toenails will grow out, gradually being replaced with healthy toenails.

While there is always a risk of re-infection because of the widespread presence of fungus in the environment, most patients achieve effective long-term results after just one treatment session. With special care instructions provided by Dr. Antonetz, the risk of recurrence can be significantly reduced.

The PathoLase PinPointe FootLaser is faster and more effective than any other toenail infection treatment available today. There's no reason to live with the unsightly effects of a fungal infection any longer. To learn more about the PinPointe FootLaser and to find out whether or not this treatment is right for you, please call us today to schedule an appointment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does the laser work?

This patented laser is specially designed to shine through your toenail and destroy the specific pathogens embedded in and under your nail causing the infection. The laser operates in the very tight spectrum of near infra red light. Unlike CO2 lasers of the past, this laser safely destroys the fungi, molds and bacteria that often cause onychomycosis.

Who qualifies for treatment?

There are no age or health restrictions or limitations.

Is this laser painful?

The gentle laser light beam has no effect on healthy tissue. There is no discomfort associated with the treatment during or after. This treatment does not harm or affect your activity in any way.

Is this treatment safe?

In clinical studies there have been no adverse reactions, injuries, disabilities or known side effects. As you may know, the use of the medication available today for treatment of fungus toenails, carries with it possible systemic involvement (commonly the liver and kidney). This laser does not!

Does my insurance pay for this?

Because this treatment is considered aesthetic, health insurance plans do not cover this treatment

Does it really work?

The clinical studies done this year reveal that over 88% of the treated nails show significant improvement. In most cases fungus nails are completely cured.

How soon will I see improvement?

On average, a toenail will replace itself every 6-9 months. Healthy new nail growth will be visible within the first 3 months.


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