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Onychomycosis : Nail Fungus

Onycomycose : mycose des ongles

Onychomycosis, or nail fungus, affects approximately 36 million people in the US. The PinPointe FootLaser provides new hope for these patients. In fact, clinical studies show that after a single procedure, more than 70% of patients experienced sustained improvement in the appearance of clear nail.

Though other options are available, PinPointe™ FootLaser™ poses none of the risk or harmful side effects that often result from these alternatives. And, even better, this convenient in-office procedure typically takes only about 30 minutes to perform.

How to treat nail fungus ?

Nail fungus is a chronic condition that impacts your quality of life and can even lead to serious health problems for patients with diabetes or immune disorders.

Nail fungus is difficult because the infection is under and inside of the nail, which makes it hard for some products to reach and destroy the infection. Products such as medicated nail polish or oral medications may be associated with side effects or serious drug interactions. Home remedies such as using bleach, vinegar, mouthwash, or household cleaners to resolve the problem are often tried but, ultimately, fail to resolve it.

The PinPointe™ FootLaser™ is the first FDA cleared laser for the temporary increase of clear nail in patients with Onychomycosis.

The PinPointe™ FootLaser™ targets the fungus that lives in and under the nail. The laser light passes through the nail without causing damage to the nail or the surrounding skin. At the time of the procedure, the toenail will not become instantly clear— it takes time to grow out.

Laser sessions against nail fungus

The process begins with a consultation in which you explain the procedure that is to be performed and any follow-up visits that you prescribe.

Nail fungus treatment by PinPointe™ FootLaser™ at Centre Laser Sorbonne

Onychomycose : mycose des ongles

Results will vary. The doctor will determine if the patient needs follow-up care. The PinPointe FootLaser procedure typically takes about 30 minutes.

Potential side effects of nail fugus treatment

Certaines précautions doivent être prises lors du traitement des patients atteints de maladies vasculaires périphériques (telle que le syndrome de Raynaud) ou de neuropathies (ex la neuropathie diabétique).

Les praticiens choisissent également ne pas réaliser de traitement pendant la grossesse pour de simples raisons médico-légales.

Potential side effects :

  • Impression de chaleur et douleur légère ou moyenne pendant le traitement
  • Rougeur de la peau traitée autour de l’ongle (pendant 24-72 heures) Une décoloration ou des marques de brûlure (taches noirâtres qui disparaitront lors de la repousse de l’ongle) peuvent se manifester sur l’ongle
  • Léger gonflement de la peau traitée autour de l’ongle (pendant 24 heures) Dans de rares cas, le laser crée des "étincelles" à la surface de l’ongle – ce phénomène est sans gravité.
  • For most patients it is vitually painless. Some may feel a warming sensation. An isolated few may feel a slight pinprick.

    After the treatment against Nail Fungus …

    Most patients report seeing an improvement after one procedure. However, there is a chance of reinfection because the fungus is present everywhere in the environment. You can recommend care techniques to help reduce a recurrence of the infection.

    Patients can apply polish immediately after the procedure. It is important to inform the patient that they should remove all nail polish and nail decorations the day before their procedure. .

    Quelques recommandations supplémentaires :

    Most patients report seeing an improvement after one procedure. However, there is a chance of reinfection because the fungus is present everywhere in the environment. This is why after your treatment the doctor will give you all the détails about care techniques to help reduce a recurrence of the infection.

  • Utiliser des chaussettes propres après la séance laser
  • Ne pas marcher pieds nus dans des espaces publics
  • Eviter les soins de pédicurie sauf dans les centres médicalisés où les instruments sont toujours stérilisés
  • Jeter tous les vernis à ongles entamés
  • Remplacer ou stériliser tous les outils à ongles
  • Ne jamais garder de vernis sur les ongles plus de 1 à 2 semaines de suite, et après l’avoir enlevé, laisser les ongles "respirer" pendant quelques jours

  • The cost of PinPointe™ Footlaser™ against nail fungus

    Your first appointment will be a medical consultation and will be invoiced 45 € TTC.

    The cost of a session is about 170 € & 200 €.
    If you have a HSA or Medical IRA, 100% of cost can be covered. However, in most situations, this procedure is considered aesthetic, and therefore health insurance plans do not provide coverage.

    A grinding session made by your podiatrist is required before your treatment.