FAQs: Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungal Infections
If you’re suffering from toenail fungal infections, you’re not alone. In fact, toenail fungus is an incredibly common condition that affects millions of people annually. Fungal nail infections are curable through several different methods, but the most effective avenue is the FDA-cleared PinPointe™ FootLaser® treatment.
Before you accept any treatment plan, you need to know the facts and have your questions answered. The following are common questions the podiatrists at Triad Foot & Ankle Center have received from their patients.
How does PinPointe™ FootLaser® treatment work?
Your podiatrist will use the specially designed laser, which is FDA-cleared to vaporize the fungus living underneath your nail bed and plate. This is not an invasive procedure, as the laser shines directly targets the infection without damaging the nail bed or surrounding skin.
Is it painful?
No. Laser treatment is virtually painless and has no effect on the healthy tissue surrounding the infection.
Is it safe?
Yes. During clinical testing, the PinPointe™ FootLaser® was cleared by the FDA and had no adverse reactions or known side effects.
How long will the treatment take to receive results?
It only takes about 30 minutes per session and patients typically need about four to six sessions to fully eradicate the fungal cells, but it largely depends on the severity of the infection.
Do I have to take supplemental medication?
No drugs or topical ointments are required. However, topical or oral medication may be prescribed in conjunction with treatment, which depends on your diagnosis.
Do I need to stay off my feet following treatment?
No. You can resume normal activity immediately. The treatment doesn’t harm or hinder you in any way.
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