PinPointe Laser NYC

Are you suffering from toenail fungus and would like some information on PinPointe Laser in NYC? Our doctors at Manhattan Footcare are here to give you all the information you need on PinPointe Laser for treatment of toenail fungal infections. Take a look at some of this information below and see if PinPointe Laser is right for you.

What is PinPointe Laser?

PinPointe Laser is an FDA-approved treatment for a toenail fungus infection that transmits laser energy through the toenail to kill the fungus underneath.

Some Background on Toenail Fungal Infections

A fungus infection of the toenail is one of the most common dermatologic disorders affecting the foot. The disease is characterized by a thickening of the toenail plate, debris under the toenail, a lifting of the leading edge of the nail, a change in nail color and sometimes an odor.

Developing Factors of Fungal Infections include:

•    A history of athlete’s foot
•    Injury to the nail bed
•    Excessive perspiration
•    Diabetes
•    Circulatory problems
•    Immune-deficiency condition

Alternative Treatments to PinPointe Laser for Fungal Infections

Historically, treatments for toenail fungal infections included topical medications, pills or surgical removal of the nail plate. The topical medications were largely ineffective, oral agents have been known to affect the liver, and removal of the nail plate was extremely painful.

How does PinPointe Laser work?

PinPointe Laser shines through your toenail to destroy the specific pathogens embedded in and under your nail causing the infection.