What is the PinPointe FootLaser?
The first clinically proven laser device for the temporary increase of clear nail in patients with onychomycosis, or nail fungus.
Stop suffering the pain and embarrassment of unsightly nail fungus. PinPointe FootLaser is the easy and convenient treatment that helps turn your discolored and disfigured nails into clearer, healthier looking nails.
Safe and effective, this in-office treatment is pain free, has no harmful side effects, and typically takes only about 30-minutes to complete.
The impact of unsightly nail fungus
Nail fungus is a chronic condition that impacts your quality of life and can even lead to serious health problems for patients with diabetes or immune disorders.
The treatment of nail infection is difficult because the infection is under and inside of the nail, which makes it hard for other treatments to reach and destroy the infection. Treatments such as medicated nail polish or oral medications may be associated with side effects or serious drug interactions. Home remedies such as using bleach, vinegar, mouthwash, or household cleaners to resolve the problem are often tried but, ultimately, fail to resolve it.
What treatments are available for nail infection?
Nail fungus is an embarrassing chronic condition that impacts your quality of life and can lead to serious health problems for those with diabetes or immune disorders. Nail infection can start as a result of a family history of susceptibility, increasing age, poor health, nail trauma, warm or moist climates, exposure to infected nails in sports/ fitness and communal bathing areas, and tight shoes.
The treatment of nail infection is difficult because the infection is under and inside the nail, which makes it hard for other treatments to reach and destroy the infection. Treatments such as medicated nail polish or oral medications may be associated with side effects or serious drug interactions. Home remedies such as using bleach, vinegar, mouthwash, or household cleaners to resolve the problem are often tried but, ultimately, fail to resolve it.
Only the PinPointe FootLaser is designed specifically to treat the major symptoms of discolored and unsightly nails caused by onychomycosis.
Talk to your provider about treatment options currently available for nail infection to determine which is the right treatment for you.
Benefits of the PinPointe FootLaser Procedure
- Effective in treating nail infections – Most patients receive some improvement in 3, 6, 9 and/or 12 months after one treatment session
- New nail grows out with no signs of infection
- No significant adverse effects
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How does the PinPointe FootLaser work?
The PinPointe FootLaser kills fungus that lives in and under the nail. The laser light passes through the nail without causing damage to the nail or the surrounding skin. At the time of the procedure, the toenail will not become instantly clear— it takes time to grow out.
What can I expect in the provider’s office?
The process begins with a consultation in which your provider, who will explain the procedure that is to be performed and any follow-up visits that may be required.
Is the procedure painful?
Most patients feel no pain. Some may feel a warming sensation. An isolated few may feel a slight pinprick.
Is there a recovery period?
No. The treatment is a walk in/walk out procedure.
How long does the procedure take?
The PinPointe FootLaser procedure typically takes about 30 minutes.
Will the fungus grow back?
The infection improves after one treatment. However, there is a chance of reinfection because the fungus is present everywhere in the environment. Your will recommend care techniques to help reduce a recurrence of the infection.
Is the procedure covered by insurance?
This procedure is considered aesthetic and therefore health insurance does not provide coverage. However you can use your HSA, Medical IRA, or Flexible Spending Account can be used to cover this procedure.
How long has the PinPointe FootLaser been in use?
Clinical studies began in November 2007.
Is the PinPointe FootLaser FDA cleared?
Yes, the device has received FDA clearance.
Who developed the PinPointe FootLaser procedure?
Leading scientists and medical professionals working together for 20 years with funding provided by the National Institutes of Health developed the technology used in the patented PinPointe FootLaser.