How does it work?
The laser light passes through the toenail 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?
A consultation with your provider, the procedure to be performed and any follow-up visits as prescribed by your provider.
Is the procedure painful?
Most people feel no pain. Some people feel a warming sensation and very few feel a pinprick.
Is there a recovery period?
No; just walk in and walk out.
How long does the procedure take?
The FootLaser procedure takes about 30 minutes.
Will the fungus come back?
The infection improves following one treatment and typically the provider will recommend care techniques to reduce recurrence of the infection. There is a chance of reinfection because the fungus is present everywhere in the environment.
When can I paint my nails or have a pedicure?
You can apply polish immediately after the treatment. It is important to remove all nail polish and nail decorations the day before your treatment.
How much does it cost?
The cost ranges from $650 - $950.
How do I pay for the procedure?
Credit cards, cash, money orders are all accepted.
Is this covered by my insurance?
This procedure is considered aesthetic and therefore health insurance does not provide coverage.
How long have you been doing this?
Clinical studies began in November 2007.
Does it have a CE mark for European distribution?
Who developed this laser procedure?
Leading scientists and medical professionals working together for 20 years with funding provided by the National Institutes of Health developed the technology in the patented PinPointe FootLaser.