PinPointe™ FootLaser™ is the first laser scientifically designed to promote clear nails in patients who suffer from unsightly nail fungus . Clinically proven, this treatment eradicates unsightly nail pathogens without the harmful side effects of oral medications and typically takes only thirty minutes to perform. Stop suffering from the pain and embarrassment of thick and discolored nails due to a fungus. PinPointe FootLaser is the easy and convenient treatment that helps turn your discolored and disfigured nails into clearer, healthier-looking nails.
Please click on this link to download a form providing you with information about what you should do before the procedure and how you should care for your shoes and your home to reduce the risk of fungi spreading: PinPointe Laser Education and Post-Operative Information.
How Does the Laser Work?
PinPointe FootLaser operates in the light spectrum of near infrared light. By design, it safely destroys the fungi, molds, and bacteria that often cause onychomycosis with little to no discomfort to the patient.
Is this laser painful?
The gentle laser light beam has no effect on healthy tissue. There is no, or very little discomfort, during or after the treatment. It does not harm or affect your activity in any way.
Is this Treatment Safe?
Clinical studies have found no adverse reactions, injuries, disabilities, or known side effects.
Does my Insurance Pay for This?
Insurance carriers most often pay for your office visit and evaluation to determine whether your nails are infected with a fungus or pathogen, including the fungal culture. However, because laser nail treatment is considered cosmetic, health insurance carriers do not cover the cost of the laser. If your insurance carrier offers an HSA (health spending account), you may be able to use your HSA funds to pay for your laser nail treatment. Additionally, any time a patient is evaluated for progress by one of our physicians, the price of an office visit is incurred.
Does it Really Work?
The clinical studies conducted using this technology reveal that over 85% of patients show significant improvement after therapy. Efficacy is often based on the availability of an affordable laser treatment plan and the patient's commitment to following post treatment protocols.
How Soon Will I see Improvement?
On average, a toenail will replace itself every 6-9 months. Healthy new nail growth will be visible within the first three months, and it will take that amount of time before you see the new, fungus-free nail growing out.
Who Qualifies for Fungal Laser Therapy?
One must become or be a NOPA patient with a fungal nail infection to be eligible for laser therapy. Patients with diabetic or non-diabetic foot neuropathy, peripheral vascular disease or those who are pregnant, or nursing are not candidates for laser treatment.
How Much Does Laser Therapy Cost?
Laser Nail Therapy $300.00 per session
ClearPlan A Value -Based Solution for Clear, Healthy Nail Maintenance
Phase One Laser Therapy: $300.00 per session (Minimum Three Sessions)
Phase Two ClearPlan Maintenance: $50.00 per session
Battling fungus is costly, and too often, we have helped patients achieve clear, healthily nails, only to learn they have reinfected because the expense associated with fungal nail therapy is unsustainable. The frustration felt by the patient is shared by our healthcare team and we knew we had to develop a solution; the answer we came up with is a two phase program, called ClearPlan.
How does ClearPlan work?
Phase One Laser Therapy: patients who have met with a NOPA physician, have been evaluated for fungus via a fungal culture and have purchased a minimum of three laser treatments.
Phase Two Maintenance: patients who have completed Phase One, achieved clear, healthy nails, and a negative fungal culture are eligible to enroll in ClearPlan Maintenance. There is no cost to enroll, and members receive one $50.00 laser therapy every four months for a span of five years.
To Learn more about our Laser Therapy Services, please call New Orleans Podiatry Associates. 504-897-3627