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We get asked a lot of questions about foot and ankle pain. In fact, we’ve compiled a list of frequently-asked questions (and their answers) to give our patients fast access to common podiatry issues. Use the search bar on this page or browse through our list of frequent questions for solutions to your problem.
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Who developed the PinPointe FootLaser procedure?
Leading scientists and medical professionals working together for 20 years with funding provided by the National Institutes of Health developed the technology used in the patented PinPointe FootLaser
How long has the PinPointe FootLaser been in use?
Clinical studies began in November 2007.
Is the PinPointe FootLaser FDA cleared?
Yes, the device has received FDA clearance.
When is it safe to paint my nails or have a pedicure following the PinPointe FootLaser treatment?
You can apply polish immediately after the treatment. It is important that you remove all nail polish and nail decorations the day before your treatment.
Is the PinPointe FootLaser procedure covered by insurance?
This procedure is considered aesthetic and therefore health insurance does not provide coverage.
Will the fungus grow back after the PinPointe FootLaser procedure?
The infection improves after one treatment. However, there is a chance of reinfection because the fungus is present everywhere in the environment. Your will recommend care techniques to help reduce a recurrence of the infection.
Is there a recovery period from PinPointe Footlaser?
No. The treatment is a walk in/walk out procedure.
How long does the PinPointe FootLaser procedure take?
The PinPointe FootLaser procedure typically takes about 30 minutes.
Is the PinPointe FootLaser procedure painful?
Most patients feel no pain. Some may feel a warming sensation. An isolated few may feel a slight pinprick.
What can I expect getting PinPointe Footlaser in the provider’s office?
The process begins with a consultation in which your provider, who will explain the procedure that is to be performed and any follow-up visits that may be required.