Pinpoint laser treatment for toenail fungus is an innovative breakthrough procedure we use in our Queens podiatry office to treat toenail fungus infection. According to clinical studies, pinpoint laser surpasses oral and topical medications with a highly effective success rate in safely destroying the fungus. The pinpoint laser is a state-of-the-art light-based therapy for treating toenail fungal infections. After clinical trials began in 2007, the pinpoint laser was cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2010.
Killing toenail fungus with laser light, the pinpoint laser is able to penetrate the infected nail without damaging either the nail itself or the surrounding healthy skin. Dr. Gary B. Feldman, DPM, uses the pinpoint laser in our Queens podiatry office and it only takes about 30 minutes. Before the treatment, Dr. Feldman files the surface of the infected nail, a procedure known as debridement, which will enhance the laser’s penetration. During the laser treatment itself, you’ll feel a warming sensation and as the light penetrates your nails you will feel some mild pinpricks. Dr. Feldman will probably make two passes with the laser over your infected nails and one pass over your uninfected nails. This ground-breaking procedure done at our Queens podiatry office, causes no known side effects and you can return to your regular activities and work immediately. Although nail polish has to be removed prior to procedure, you can re-apply it immediately after.
Most patients at our Queens podiatry office require only one treatment session with the pinpoint laser, but more may be needed if your toenails are in particularly bad shape or if they become re-infected. This cutting-edge treatment gets rid of embarrassing toenail fungus using the most up-to-date laser technology. The pinpoint laser simply and successfully kills the fungus that lives in and under the toenail. The well-educated staff at our Queens Podiatry office is expertly trained in all aspects of pinpoint laser technology. Dr. Feldman goes over the entire procedure with you so you know what to expect and to help put your mind at ease.