FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions


 

How does the laser fungus treatment work?

The laser light passes through the nail without causing damage to the nail or the surrounding skin. At the time of the procedure, the nail will not become instantly clear, it takes time to grow out.

 

What can I expect in the podiatry 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 is determined by the provider; it’s $125 USD per foot.

 

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, however your HSA or flexible spending accounts can be used to cover this treatment.

 

How long have you been doing this?

Clinical studies began in November 2007.

 

Is it FDA cleared?

Yes, it is cleared by the FDA.

 

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.