Toe fungus is treated with a specific laser specifically designed and engineered only for the laser treatment and removal of toe fungus.
Length of Procedure
Before & After Gallery
Once a history and physical assessment have been made by Dr. Mulholland or one of his SpaMedica consultants, and a diagnosis of Toe Fungus has been made, contraindications and indications will be discussed, as well as treatment and recovery.
The entire process feels like a warm, comforting treatment to the toe and this is because of the gated nature of the pulse sequencing of the PinPointe™ foot laser. The laser itself fires for a brief period of time and then there is a break, followed by another exposure duration and then another break. This continues for 20 sequential pulses. It is during the breaks that the actual nail matrix is allowed to cool down. Then indiscriminate heat is specifically attracted to the fungi itself and the toe fungus is heated to 79° which results in this nonspecific thermal death. Because of the comfortable nature of the treatment there is no anesthetic required – no topical and no injection local anesthesia or toe blocks.
After Care Instructions
Toronto toe fungus patients who undergo PinPointe™ laser toe fungus removal can expect their results to be permanent. It is important, however, that the underlying causality and etiology of the toe fungus – that is, having pedicures in unsanitary nail salons and wearing unhygienic, chronically moist footwear – must be reversed in order to ensure that your curative laser toe fungus procedure will be ultimately successful for the rest of your life.
Following the first two treatments, and once successful resolution of the toe fungus is achieved, there is no maintenance requirement. However, if you get a recurrent infection or under-the nail-plate toe fungus, a whole new round of treatment will be required. Following treatment, post-laser toe fungus treatment nail care is outlined, which includes a topical antifungal, Clotrimazole, which is applied several times a day for the first three to four weeks following your laser nail plate treatment. Footwear hygiene is discussed as well and following the first three weeks of topical fungal treatment, in the next three weeks, Formula 3® is used on the nail plate itself. These products are prescribed or provided at the time of your treatment, none of which would be curative on their own, but help support and enhance the Laser Toe Fungus treatment and removal. In addition, ultraviolet light inserts are available for sale to ensure that recontamination doesn’t occur from your footwear. Old footwear that has not been recycled in some time you are advised to discard and purchase new footwear.
Side Effects and Risks
One of the most appealing things about the PinPointe™ laser toe fungus removal procedure is its extreme safety as well as efficacy. With its gated release of energy, with pulse sequencing and rest periods between each laser burst, excessive heating of the nail matrix does not occur and the risk of a nail plate burn, pain or complication is almost zero. There are virtually no side effects and the post-treatment care is relatively simple.
Most patients are extremely happy with their Laser Toe Fungus treatment. Not only is it affordable, painless and relatively simple to perform with no recovery, but there is a high success rate.
The PinPointe™ toe fungus laser is essentially painless. The entire process feels like a warm, comforting treatment to the toe and this is because of the gated nature of the pulse sequencing of the PinPointe™ foot laser. Due to the comfortable nature of the treatment there is no anesthetic required – no topical and no injection local anesthesia or toe blocks.
If your toe fungus includes onychogryphosis, which is a massive deformity of the nail plate with extremely large, talonesque, scaly deformities of the nail plates, this will not be subject to the aesthetic treatment covered by the $750.00. In fact, these nails do not respond to the toe fungus lasers as readily and often surgical treatment, including nail plate excision and oral antifungals, will be required.
The cost for laser toe fungus removal treatment is $750 for all affected toes. The treatment itself includes the second visit in six weeks to treat the affected toe or toes. The $750 includes all affected toes with toe fungus, including the micro-debridement.
Dr. Mulholland and SpaMedica have been pioneers and leaders in non-invasive aesthetic enhancement using lasers. Dr. Mulholland has worked with Cynosure Lasers for seven years, the exclusive distributor and manufacturer of the PinPointe™ laser. Dr. Mulholland has been at the forefront of non-invasive laser treatment of toe fungus. When he trained in the 1980s, Dr. Mulholland performed many nail plate excisions. Realizing that this was not the most aesthetically pleasing way to deal with toe fungus, his involvement in the non-invasive treatment of the toe fungus pathology now allows Dr. Mulholland to offer his patients now a non-surgical option, with a high degree of success, without the risks, expense and prolonged use of oral antifungals. The SpaMedica Medical aesthetician team are experts in nail plate debridement and application of the PinPointe™ laser toe fungus laser. You will be visiting one of the most experienced laser centres in Canada.