Northcoast Footcare, Inc does not conduct research or have any association with PinPointe™ FootLaser™.
PinPointe™ FootLaser™ is conducting a multi-center clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy of it’s laser treatment for toenail fungus (onychomycosis). The laser treatment works by targeting the microbes which cause the fungus infection and presently the PinPointe™ FootLaser™ kills Trichophyton Mentagophytes, Trichophyton Rubrum, Yeast and Pseudomonas bacteria.
The current randomized, blinded study of onychomycosis of the great toenails involves samples of the toenails before and after laser treatment. The samples are evaluated with KOH, PCR and culture. High-resolution photographic evaluation of nail bed clearing will also be done by blinded evaluators. The trial started in June and will continue for 48 weeks to evaluate the safety and the effectiveness of the laser treatment.
There are many treatments for toenail fungus and they range from over-the-counter topical treatments to prescription topicals to oral anti-fungal medications and even surgical removal. The over-the-counter topical treatments have not been proven very effective and the prescription medications have been quite expensive in the past. Recently generic anti-fungals have entered the market bringing costs down. The oral anti-fungal medications have a number of side effects, including liver toxicity.
PathoLase, Inc claims with their PinPointe FootLaser, there is no pain with the treatment, no anesthesia needed and no damage to the nail or surrounding skin. After the laser treatment, the nail grows back healthy, clear and free of fungus.
More on the diagnosis and treatment of toenail fungus.
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