FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions About Toenail Fungus Treatment


Below is sample of questions we are frequently asked by those looking for more information on the toenail fungus laser treatment.

About the Procedure

Q: How safe is this procedure?
A: The nail restoration laser treatment procedure is very safe.

Q: Are there any side effects to the laser treatment for toenail fungus?
A: No, there are no side effects from the laser procedure.

Q: Is the PinPoint Foot Laser Technology treatment painful?
A: Most patients feel no pain. Some may feel a warming sensation and very few feel a pinprick.

Q: Why should I choose to have a laser procedure over just taking medicine for toenail fungal treatment?
A: Toenail fungus can become resistant to oral anti-fungal medication just as bacteria can become resistant to antibiotics. That’s why the laser fungal nail treatment is a better choice.

Q: How many toes are done at a time… just a couple or my whole foot?
A: All ten toes are treated for a fungus infection cure.

Q: Why are all ten toes treated?
A: Since fungus is microscopic it can be on other nails even if they look normal. We will treat them all to help prevent cross contamination and re-infection.

What to Expect?

Q: How long will I need to take off work for recovery?
A: The only time you will need to miss is for the procedure itself. There is no recovery time so you may return to work the same day.

Q: How soon before I see the results of the nail treatment?
A: Results begin to show as soon as the nails grow out.

Q: Does this require any sort of anesthesia?
A: No, anesthesia is not needed.

Q: What can I expect in the providers office?
A: A consultation with a board certified podiatrist, the laser toenail fungus treatment to be performed and any follow-up visits as prescribed by your provider.

Q: How long does the laser procedure take?
A: The laser treatment takes between 30-60 minutes.

Q: How soon before I see the results of the nail treatment?
A: Results begin to show as soon as the nails grow out.

Q: Does this require any sort of anesthesia?
A: No, anesthesia is not needed.

Payment Information

Q: How do I pay for the procedure?
A: All major credit cards or money orders are accepted. While in the office you can choose the best form of payment for your budget.

Q: Is a cure for toenail fungus covered by my insurance?
A: Health insurance does not provide coverage. However, it is payable under a Health Savings or Flexible Spending Plan.

Laser Technology Information

Q: How long has the PinPointe Laser Technology treatment been available?
A: Clinical studies began in 2007.

Q: Who developed the toenail fungus laser treatment?
A: Leading scientists & medical professionals working together for 20 years with funding provided by the National Institute of Health developed the PinPointe Laser Technology used at Nail Restoration Centers.

Q: Is the PinPointe Foot Laser approved by the FDA?
A: Yes, the PinPointe Foot Laser has been approved by the FDA for treatment of toenails fungus.

If you have additional questions, please call today for more information or to schedule your appointment in Houston, 281-361-7400 (North) or 281-859-6100 (West).