CoolTouch laser procedure for the treatment of toenail fungal infection can effectively rid your toenails of unsightly toenail fungus in as little as one or two treatments, depending on the severity of the condition. The mid-infrared laser wavelength penetrates the nail, killing eliminating the destructive fungus that cause the infection and revitalizing your nail as it grows out. Laser nail treatments take about 15 minutes. You will notice results within 2-4 months depending how quick your toenails grow.
How does the laser work?
The Cooltouch Toe Nail Fungus Laser kills the fungus that lives in and under the toenail. The laser light passes through the toenail without causing damage to the nail or the surrounding skin. At the time of the procedure, the toenail will not become instantly clear, it takes time to grow out.
What can I expect in the doctor's office?
A consultation with your doctor, the procedure to be performed and any follow-up visits as prescribed by your doctor.
Is the procedure painful?
Most people feel no pain. Some people feel a warming sensation and very few feel a pinprick.
How long does the procedure take?
The FootLaser procedure takes less than 30 minutes.
Will the fungus come back?
The fungus is killed after one treatment and typically the doctor recommends care techniques to reduce recurrence of the infection. There is a chance of reinfection because the fungus is commonly present 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 do I pay for the treatment?
Credit cards, cash, money orders are all accepted. Financing is also available.
Is this covered by my insurance?
This procedure is considered aesthetic and therefore health insurance plans do not provide coverage.
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.
Is it FDA cleared?
Yes, it is cleared by the FDA.