Laser For Toe Nail Fungus

Laser For Toe Nail Fungus
Laser For Toe Nail Fungus

Laser Toenail Fungus Treatment - Should You Consider It?
By Don Smith

Considered to be the most revolutionary discovery in the podiatry industry in the last 40 years, toenail fungus laser treatment is the newest and most exciting treatment option available today. Initially there was a lot of skepticism concerning it's effectiveness, but it has proven to be quite effective.

Here's a list of the kind of questions most people are asking in regards to the laser toenail fungus treatment:

- How much does it cost?
- How painful is the procedure?
- How safe is the procedure?
- How long does the procedure take?
- How effective is it?
- Is it covered by insurance?
- Who makes the laser treatment system?

Laser For Toe Nail Fungus

How much does it cost?

It was quite expensive during early adoption of the treatment probably costing around $1500 to $2500, but today the cost has dropped substantially and it's much more attainable by the mainstream public. As of this article the cost ranged from $500 to $1200, so it may even be lower by the time you read this.

How painful is the procedure?

With no local anesthetic required during the treatment it's essentially painless. At most some patients will feel a slight pricking sensation during the laser toe nail treatment.

Laser For Toe Nail Fungus

How safe is the procedure?

The laser toenail treatment is a very safe procedure with no health or age restrictions. It uses a special type of laser that passes light through the toenail surface without damaging the skin or nail, while killing the toenail fungus on contact.

How long does the procedure take?

It's an out patient procedure that only takes around 10 minutes per toe. It typically takes only one visit and there are no side effects, prescriptions, or long term visits required.

Laser For Toe Nail Fungus

How effective is it?

At about a 90% effective rate, the laser treatment has a very good success rate compared to other toe nail fungus treatments. Prescription medications like Lamisil are only about 50% effective and home remedies like Vicks Vaporub are only about a 10% effective.

Is it covered by insurance?

The laser treatment for toenail fungus is still considered a cosmetic procedure, so insurance companies haven't recognized it as a form of treatment. In the future insurance companies might regard it as a possible treatment for mild to severe toenail fungus cases, but time will only tell.

Laser For Toe Nail Fungus

Who makes the laser treatment system?

The toenail laser treatment is performed with the PinPointe Foot Laser System by PathLase, Inc. The PinPointe laser treatment is widely available in the United States and other countries like Australia, Germany, United Kingdom and others.

Laser For Toe Nail Fungus

Laser For Toe Nail Fungus

Laser For Toe Nail Fungus
Laser For Toe Nail Fungus

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