Are you suffering from unsightly, brittle and discolored nails? Do discolored and disfigured nails cause you to hide your toes in public? Rest assured – you are not alone. It is estimated that more than 10% of the global population is infected with nail fungus.
Prevea Foot & Ankle Center can help. Our podiatrists offer a breakthrough treatment in the fight against nail fungus. PinPointe FootLaser is the first clinically proven laser designed specifically for the improvement in clear nail growth for patients with fungus.
PinPointe provides improvement in clear nail growth in a single visit with none of the adverse effects seen with topical and oral alternatives. PinPointe’s proprietary pulse modulation effectively targets and heats the fungus without causing damage to the surrounding area or discomfort to the patient. There are no pills, no loss of nail – typically just a single, 30 minute treatment for all 10 toes performed right in the office, and results can be seen in as little as one treatment.
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The treatment process includes an initial consultation and treatment of all ten toes including two free follow-up treatments within 12 months. The initial consultation can be billed to your insurance if applicable. After six months of treatment, you will receive one free follow up appointment.
Q: How does the PinPointe FootLaser work?
A: PinPointe FootLaser uses laser light to target the fungus that lives in and under the nail. As the laser passes through the nail, the fungus is heated, without causing damage to the nail or the surrounding skin. Although the infection is treated, the nail will not become instantly clear. Improvement in the nail appearance is seen as the nail grows out in about 4-6 months.
Q: What can I expect before the treatment?
A: Your doctor will bring you in for a consultation to explain the PinPointe procedure, patient expectations, pre- and post- treatment protocol and any follow-up visits that may be required.
Q: Is the procedure painful?
A: Most patients experience no pain or discomfort during the PinPointe treatment. Some patients may feel a warming sensation and an isolated few may feel a slight pinprick.
Q: Is there a recovery period?
A: No. The PinPointe treatment is a quick outpatient procedure. You can return to your normal activities immediately.
Q: Will the fungus grow back?
A: PinPointe treatment results are temporary and due to the contagious nature of nail fungus, reinfection is possible. Your doctor will recommend post treatment care to help reduce a recurrence of the infection.
Q: When is it safe to paint my nails following treatment?
A: You can apply polish immediately after the treatment. It is important that you remove all nail polish the day before your PinPointe treatment.
Q: How long has the PinPointe FootLaser been in use?
A: Clinical studies for the treatment of onychomycosis with PinPointe began in November 2007.
Q: Is the PinPointe FootLaser FDA cleared?
A: Yes. In fact, PinPointe was the first laser device to receive FDA clearance for the improvement in clear nail growth.