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Laser Treatment for Fungal Toenails

Fungal toenails are a common problem, but we’re also happy to see our patients’ relief when we tell them about treatment options. We use the PinPointe Laser, which is an FDA-approved treatment. If you’re ready for a quick, painless way to have clear, healthy toenails, the doctors at New England Podiatry Associates are here to share about the process.

First, you will meet with a certified PinPointe provider. It will be your one-on-one consultation.

What is a fungal toenail?

When fungus gets under the toenail, patients can develop discolored, brittle toenails. Left untreated, the fungus can spread to other toes. Over time, a patient may even find it difficult to walk. This condition spreads easily, so it’s important to address the problem fast.

How much does this treatment cost?

Most treatment plans include two sessions. Depending on the number of toes treated, the total cost ranges from $600 to $1,000. Please note: If the procedure is considered only as cosmetic, insurance plans will not cover this treatment.

What if I need more than two treatment sessions?

After 3-6 months, your podiatrist will take a closer look at the toenail to see the progress. They will be looking at the clearing of the base of the new nail. If it looks like you will need additional treatment, the cost is $300 per treatment.

What is the benefit of this treatment?

PinPointe Laser Therapy is quick and painless. Each session takes between 30 and 45 minutes. Other than feeling a heat sensation during the therapy session, patients can expect a pain-free procedure. Our office handles the treatment in-house, and there is no need for anesthesia.

Please contact us to make an appointment. Call us at 617-232-1752. Our Newton-Wellesley office location is open with limited hours. Our Chestnut Hill office is open during regular business hours. If you think you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, we respectfully request that you reschedule your podiatry appointment and reach out to your primary care physician.

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Monitoring Matters

We always talk about the importance of regular foot checks. Well, times like these put those healthy habits to the test. While many people have rescheduled annual appointments and only opted for emergency visits, it’s still important to do regular foot checks. This monitoring makes the difference when you come back for a regularly scheduled appointment. The doctors at New England Podiatry Associates want to share the benefits of making, and keeping those appointments:

Ring the alarm

As your podiatrist team, we’re here for you. This means we want to address any problems as quickly as possible. We are in the best position to do so when we learn early of any problems or challenges our patients may be facing. Checking your feet regularly allows you to keep us updated on any changes or concerns you may have about your feet or ankles. With many conditions, the treatment can be fast and simple. Other conditions you may need additional time, attention, and treatments.

Highlight healthy habits

Why not begin a healthy habit? Doing regular foot checks is an effective way to get into a rhythm of living a healthy lifestyle from your head to your toes. For parents, this is also another method of modeling foot hygiene for your children. From washing and drying your feet regularly, to how to properly trim toenails. Keep up the good work.

Know the difference

One of the best benefits of daily foot monitoring results in knowing when to call your podiatrist. It will enable you to better understand when to ring the alarm. Self-awareness of changes to your feet also helps you to have a more confident conversation with your podiatrist. Remember, you know your body, and that helps medical providers, including your foot doctor, have a conversation with you about any concerns you may have. 

Have you heard the news? Our Newton-Wellesley office location has reopened with limited hours. Our Chestnut Hill office location remains open during regular business hours. Please contact us to make an appointment. During the interim, keep up the great work of daily foot checks. Call us at 617-232-1752. If you think you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, we kindly request that you reschedule your podiatry appointment, and contact your primary care physician.