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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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