Dr. Michael Barrett
540 Madison Oak, Suite 130
San Antonio, TX 78258
(210) 479-3233

How does the laser work?
This patented laser is specially designed to shine through your toenail and destroy the specific pathogens embedded in and under your nail causing the infection. The laser operates in the very tight spectrum of near infrared light. Unlike lasers of the past, this laser safely destroys the fungi, molds, and bacteria that often cause onychomycosis.


Is this laser painful?
The gentle laser light beam has no effect on healthy tissue. There is no discomfort associated with the treatment, except a warm sensation during the procedure. This treatment does not harm or affect your activity in any way.


Does it really work?
According to recent clinical research, about 80% of the treated patients grew out a normal looking nail after one treatment.


Is this treatment safe?
There are no age or health restrictions or limitations. In clinical studies there have been no adverse reactions, injuries, disabilities or known side effects. As you may know, the use of the medication available today for treatment of fungal toenails, carries with it possible systemic involvement (commonly the liver and kidney). This laser does not!


How long does the procedure take?
The average procedure takes 45 minutes. This includes reducing the thickness of the nail plate, which also is painless. After the nail is thinned, the PinPointe procedure is started. Feel free to bring an ipod or something to read during the procedure if you wish.


What can I expect my nails to look after the procedure?
Your nails need several months to grow out and will then appear clear, thinner, and most importantly, free of infection.


Does my insurance pay for this?
Because this treatment is considered aesthetic (cosmetic), health insurance plans do not cover this treatment. We accept major credit cards and personal checks.


How Much Does It Cost?
There are several treatment options.  Schedule a free consultation and discuss your best treatment plan with Dr. Keenen.

 

Before and After Photos

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