Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus

toenail-fungus-imageNorthcoast 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.

Northcoast Footcare, Inc is an informational site only, we do not conduct any research.

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17 Responses to “Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus”

  1. on 17 Sep 2009 at 1:30 am catherine allen

    are you taking participants still? where are you located?

  2. on 30 Sep 2009 at 9:00 am MARTHA GARCIA

    I HAVE THE TOENAIL FUNGUS PROBLEM FOR 30 YEARS. WILL I QUALIFY FOR YOUR RESEARCH????

  3. on 04 Oct 2009 at 9:48 am Kelli

    I am in the Tampa Bay area-count me in if you can!

  4. on 04 Oct 2009 at 10:13 am admin

    This blog is an informational site for foot care, foot health issues and updates on current research. We are not conducting any research.

  5. on 08 Oct 2009 at 11:04 pm Stark Sims

    Can you tell me about the laser treatment for toenail fungus at your Tampa facility.

  6. on 13 Oct 2009 at 4:28 pm David Brayshaw

    Do you have any more space for another person who suffers with toenail fungus? Please contact me immediately. I live in Tampa.

  7. on 13 Oct 2009 at 4:35 pm admin

    Advice on Foot Care is an informational blog on foot health issues and current research.

    We have no association with PinPointe™ FootLaser™ and are not conducting any research.

    We apologize for any confusion.

  8. on 17 Oct 2009 at 9:58 pm Paula Fry

    Please let me know about the findings on the Lazer treatment. My daughter is a Ballet dancer and suffers with this, we have tried all kinds of treatments!!! We are DESPERATE

  9. on 05 Nov 2009 at 7:07 pm KERRY MAINES

    Please send more information concerning the lazer treatment for nail fungus. I heard about this on the “Early Show” and would like to know if there is an office near Olympia or Longview Wa. Also, please include a price list if possible. Thank you

  10. on 12 Nov 2009 at 4:27 pm Karen Blohm

    I have toenail fungus on several of my toenails, the worst being on by big toes. The one on the right foot is very thick and painful. I have tried everything to cure it but nothing works. I am very interested in the laser.
    Is it available to the public yet and if so is there anyone in my area that uses it?

    Thank you,

    Karen Blohm

  11. on 29 Nov 2009 at 6:07 pm Dr. K

    Please note that the Pinpointe laser is not FDA approved for fungal toenails in the US.

    The Noveon laser by Nomir medical is in the final stages of FDA approval for toenail fungus. This would be your best option.

  12. on 18 Mar 2010 at 8:18 pm Dr. Marc Katz

    For those in the Tampa Bay area, I will be offering treatments within the next few weeks. The laser is far superior to the Pinpointe or Noveon. Feel free to look at my site and get on the waiting list.

  13. on 18 Mar 2010 at 8:20 pm Dr. Marc Katz

    Note that the website is http://www.notoenailfungus.com

    Marc Katz DPM
    Tampa, FL

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