At Associated Podiatrists in Connecticut and New York we offer the best in medical technology, including the PinPointe laser. The PinPointe™ FootLaser™ is an advanced system that can be used to treat toenail fungus, or onychomycosis, an uncomfortable condition that leads to thickened, discolored nails. Continue reading to learn more about toenail fungus and how the PinPointe™ FootLaser™ can eliminate it.
How Toenail Fungus Forms
Toenail fungus tends to grow in warm, moist environments, so wear a clean pair of sandals when changing in locker rooms and when using a shared shower. Having small cuts near your toes, ingrown toenails, or a separation between the nail and its bed can allow fungus to infect your toenail, so it is important to use caution when trimming your nails and cuticles. If a fungus does manage to infect a toenail, then wearing tight shoes and socks that do not breathe will provide the perfect environment for the fungus to grow.
How the PinPointe Foot Laser Works
The PinPointe™ FootLaser™ is an FDA-approved treatment for toenail fungus. With this treatment, a laser beam passes through the infected toenail to eliminate the fungus beneath it. Treatment with the PinPointe™ FootLaser™ may be done over the course of several appointments to ensure that the fungus has been completely destroyed. After treatment, the affected toenail will be replaced as healthy nail grows in its place.
Advantages of the PinPointe Foot Laser
The medication in topical fungal treatments cannot easily reach the fungus beneath the toenail. The PinPointe™ FootLaser™, however, can penetrate the nail to directly target the fungal infection. In addition, this treatment option works in significantly less time than the oral medications that are used to treat toenail fungus. Treatment with the PinPointe™ FootLaser™ has a high rate of success and causes no significant adverse side effects.
Our New York and Connecticut podiatrists at Associated Podiatrists are certified providers of the PinPointe™ FootLaser™ treatment. You can learn more about this treatment option or make an appointment for a PinPointe™ FootLaser™ consultation in one of our comfortable offices by calling us at (203) 844-0493.