What is Pin Pointe Foot Laser?
This laser is a specially designed pattented device that shines through your toenails and vaporizes the germs embedded in your nail plate that causes Toenail Fungus , without causing damage to the nail or the surrounding tissue. The laser operates in a very tight spectrum of the near infra red light.
How does the laser compare to the oral medications?
The laser has a higher cure rate than the oral medications, such as Lamasil based on the studies submitted to the FDA. Unlike the oral medications, the laser does not require blood testing, has no interactions with any medications, and has no risk of liver toxicity or allergic reactions.
What can I expect form your office?
Upon a physical exam if nail fungus infection was confirmed, different treatment options will be discussed.
To do the laser procedure, generally all ten toenails will be treated with the same initial set fee regardless of which toe nail is infected. Although you will only be charged for the number of the infected toe nails. At the time of the procedure, the toenail will not become instantly clear. On the average, a toenails will replace itself in 6-9 month. However, a healthy, new growth will be visible within the first 3 months.
Thick or severely infected nails may require more than one treatment to clear up. In a case where more than one treatment is necessary, patients will be given complementary sessions at the doctor’s sole discretion.
Do I need to do anything before starting the laser treatment?
It is important to remove all the nail polish and nail decorations the day before your treatment.
Is this procedure painful?
Most people feel no pain. Some people feel a warming sensation and very afew feel a pinprick.
Is there a recovery period?
No. You can walkout just as you walked in.
How long does the procedure take?
It takes about 30 minutes
Will the fungus come back?
The fungus is killed after one treatment. Since there is a chance of reinfection just like everything else due to environmental factors, Dr. Harounian can provide patients with different products and shoe inserts to reduce the recurrence of the infection. call us today to find out more about our great services.
When can I get a pedicure?
There is generally no problem with applying polish right after the treatment. ask your doctor about your specific case.
How do I pay for the laser treatment?
We accept credit card or cash. Financial arrangements are also available for patients upon credit approval. You can also use your Medical IRA, Health Savings, or Flexible Speding Account.
Is this covered by insurance?
Medical insurance does not cover this procedure. However, if you have a Health Saving Account or Medical IRA, 100% of the cost may be covered.
Who developed this laser procedure?
Number of scientists and medicall professionals worked together for the past 20 years using funds provided by National Institute of Health to develope Pin Pointe foot Laser. This machine is FDA cleared.