The doctors of Affiliated Podiatrists, Ltd. have performed more Laser Nail treatments for Fungus Toenails than any other doctors in the metropolitan Chicago area. In 2008, they became the first Podiatric practice in Chicago to secure the Laser which is used to clear infection.
Affiliated Podiatrists is the first provider of PinPointe FootLaser in the Chicago area.
The PinPointe FootLaser is an FDA-cleared, UV A patented Infrared LASER that heals nail fungus at the speed of light, without pain and without pills. And there is neither loss nor damage to the nail. It's a laser toenail treatment performed in our office, in one treatment session.
Early clinical trials report a better than 80% success rate. Our patient's progress is documented with photographs at the beginning, after 4 months and at 8 months following the laser toenail treatment.
How does the Laser work?
The laser is a specially designed, patented device that shines through your toenail and vaporizes the germs embedded in your nail bed and nail plate.
Is the Laser treatment painful?
No. The laser beam has no effect on healthy tissue. Some people report a mild warming sensation. Most people feel nothing.
How long does the treatment take?
All nails are treated regardless of how many look affected. It takes approximately 45 minutes to treat all nails.
How soon will I see improvement?
On average, a toenail will replace itself every 6 to 9 months. Healthy new growth should be visible by the 4 month check up.
Can I walk after the treatment?
Yes. You will walk out as easily as you walked in.
Does my insurance pay for this care?
No. Insurance does not pay for the PinPointe FootLaser. However, if you have a Flex-Spending Account, an HSA or an HRA the treatment would qualify for use of healthcare savings dollars.
What does the fee include?
The cost for PinPointe Laser Treatment differs depending on how many nails are affected. If all 10 nails need treatment there is a Case Fee that includes: the Initial Visit Consultation, Laser treatment, an Anti-Fungal Shoe Spray, a Topical Anti-Fungal product and 2 Follow Up Visits for the purpose of monitoring progress and documenting with photographs.
When fewer nails are affected, treatment cost may be adjusted accordingly.