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MLS Laser Therapy (4)

What is Laser Therapy?

Laser therapy is the use of specific wavelengths of light to treat painful and debilitating conditions.

How does it work?

Light energy enters the damaged cells and stimulates inter-cellular activity. This reduces pain in the area and speeds recovery of the damaged cells. Once the cells recover, the healing process is complete.

What can I expect during a treatment?

MLS Laser Therapy is a painless treatment that lasts an average of 8 minutes. You may experience a comfortable sensation at the point of application.

What can I expect after the treatment?

Most people experience positive results in 1 to 3 treatments, with the average course of treatment being 7 to 10 sessions. Swelling is greatly reduced and there is a rapid relief of pain. Acute conditions usually subside quickly, typically within one phase of treatments, while chronic conditions can be controlled with regular treatments. The effects of MLS Laser Therapy are cumulative; therefore, expect to see improvement as you proceed through your treatments recommended by your doctor or symptoms are likely to reoccur.

Frequently Asked Questions (9)

How does the PinPointe Foot Laser work?
The PinPointe Foot Laser targets the fungus that lives in and under the nail. The laser light passes through the nail 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 provider's office?

The process begins with a consultation in which your provider, will explain the procedure that is to be performed and any follow-ups visits that my be required.

Is the procedure painful?

For most patients it is a virtually painless experience. Some may feel a warming sensation. An isolated few may feel a slight pinprick.

Is there a recovery period?

No. The procedure is a walk in/ walk out procedure.

How long does the procedure take?

The PinPointe Foot Laser procedure typically takes about 30 minutes.

Will the fungus grow back?

Many patients report seeing an improvement after one procedure. However, there is a chance of reinfection because the fungus is present everywhere in the environment. Your provider will recommend care techniques to help reduce a recurrence of the infection.

When it is safe to pain my nails or have a pedicure following the procedure?
You can apply polish immediately after the procedure. It is important that you remove all nail polis and nail decorations the day before your procedure.
Is the procedure covered by insurance?

This procedure is considered aesthetic and therefore health insurance does not provide coverage. The doctor will work out a payment plan, if needed.

Is the PinPointe Foot Lase FDA cleared?

Yes, the device has received FDA clearance for the temporary increase of clear nail in patients with onychomycosis, or nail fungus.