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Zap That Fungus! Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What can I expect at my free consultation?
  2. What takes place during the toenail fungus laster treatment?
  3. How does the laser treatment work for toenail fungus?
  4. Is the laser treatment for toenail fungus painful?
  5. What is the recovery period after fungal toenail laser treatment?
  6. What is the post-care for toenail fungus laser treatment?
  7. Can you put nail polish on your toenails after the laser treatment?
  8. How long does the laser treatment take?
  9. Is the fungal toenail laser treatment covered by insurance?
  10. How do I pay for toenail laser treatments?
  11. Can the fungal infection of the toenails come back?
  12. What is the success rate for laser treatments for toenail fungus?

What to expect at your free consultation?

After gathering information regarding your health history and personal habits, Dr. Kelly can determine whether you are a candidate for the laser procedure. Foot facials and preventative care for pre and post Laser treatment care will be discussed with you at length to optimize your success rate.

What takes place during the toenail fungus Laser treatment?

Our special Foot Facial jump starts laser treatment. Before the laser treatment, we review the prevention care with you to ensure that your feet are ready for the treatment. Then your nails are prepped by clipping and smoothing the unwanted, thick, and damaged fungal toenails. Then the laser treatment takes place.

How does the Laser treatment work for toenail fungus?

The laser is run over your toenails, exposed nail bed and the involved surrounding tissue, pulsing several times per second. The laser passes through the infected tissue, killing the fungus, mold and bacteria, without causing damage.

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Is the Laser treatment for toenail fungus painful?

Most people feel minimal sensation. You might feel a warming sensation or an occasional pinprick. You can communicate any discomfort during the procedure with us so we can maximize your comfort without compromising the efficacy.

What is the recovery period after fungal toenail laser treatment?

There is no recovery time. You can continue with your usual daily activity.

What is the post-care for laser treatment?

To prevent re-infection from your environment, we provide you with topical antifungal oil for your daily use while your healthy nail is growing. We will also review the prevention care with you and for some patients we recommend a regular regimen of foot facial.

Can you put nail polish on your toenails after the laser treatment?

Although a short period of nail polish (less than a week) on the toenails is harmless, we have found in our patient population that it is best to keep your toenails unpolished to prevent accumulation of moisture under the polish which could encourage nail fungus growth.  If you need to have a pedicure for an especial occasion, we recommend that you take adavantage of our medical pedicure to ensure the safety and sterility of the service.

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How long does the laser treatment take?

We have found that a slow, methodical, deliberate laser pulse, yields better results; however this adds about 30 to 45 minutes to the original treatment of 30 minutes. Therefore we ask our patients to plan an adequate time for their appointments so we can do the treatment as effecietnly and effectively as possible to ensure your success rate of the laser treatment.

Is the fungal toenail laser treatment covered by insurance?

Insurance companies do not cover laser treatment of toenail fungus. You can use your health Savings Account or flexible spending account for the treatment. We also offer financing at 0% interest, low monthly payment thru CareCredit.

How do I pay for the Laser treatment?

We accept all major credit cards: Visa, MasterCard and American Express, cash and money orders. We also offer financing at 0% interest, low monthly payment thru CareCredit.

Can the fungal infection of the toenails come back?

After the treatment with laser, the fungus is killed. It will extremely crucial to continue with prevention care to minimize your exposure to fungal infection.

What is the success rate of the Pinpointe Laser treatment?

The initial study showed 88% success rate, however we have found that the success is directly correlated to after care and the patient’s foot care habits. In high risk patents we recommend nail restoration as an added protection. Click here for prevention care.

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