Say Farewell to Fungal Nails - FAQs

Relaxing Healthy Feet

How long does the treatment take?

The laser treatment usually takes 40 minutes to complete.

How much is the consultation?

We do not charge for the initial consultation element of the treatment in order to determine if you are a suitable candidate for the PinPointe FootLaser.

How much does treatment cost?

The cost is $495 per treatment. We strongly recommend 3 treatments over the course of 12 months for optimal results. A anti-fungal product take home kit is also available at an additional cost of $65.  We also sell a Sterishoe home steriliser for $290 that your Podiatrist may recommend. 

How can I pay?

We accept major credit and debit cards with the exception of American Express. We also accept cash, cheques, Farmers Card and Q-Card.

Can I have just one nail treated?

Our policy is to treat all ten nails to ensure that any trace of the infection has been eradicated. The infection can spread easily to other toenails as they are tightly packed in socks and shoes.

How effective is the treatment?

In the first studies the treatment was found to be 80% effective from one treatment. Since the first clinical studies, thousands of treatments have been carried out and we believe the effectiveness has risen.

Is there any pain involved?

Most patients do not feel a thing. Where any patients have felt discomfort, it is simply a warm feeling that passes quickly or in rare few cases a slight pinprick is felt.

Will I be tested for fungal nail infection?

There are specific signs and details that the Podiatrist will look for that will indicate a fungal nail infection. If there is any doubt in diagnosis then your nail clippings will be sent for testing, however there is a 30% risk of the results providing false negatives.

Can I claim for laser treatment on my health insurance?

This procedure is considered aesthetic and therefore health insurance does not provide coverage.

Are the practitioners qualified?

Only certified Podiatrists are able to carry out the treatment. Training and certification is awarded by Dr Michael Uro, a Podiatrist in California, USA after being trained according to the standards of PathoLase/PinPointe.

Who are PathoLase / PinPointe?

Founded in 2004, PathoLase, Inc. is a privately held emerging medical technology company with headquarters in Northern California. PathoLase has assembled a world-class group of top scientists, academic thought leaders and leading practitioners from around the U.S. and Canada to develop and bring to market a new generation of laser technology solutions that address a series of medical issues, from toenail fungus and periodontal disease to more serious life threatening problems, such as blood borne and respiratory infections. For more information please visit http://www.pinpointefootlaser.com/eu

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