Fungal Nail Laser Brisbane
Walk Without Pain Podiatry Clinics Brisbane is pleased to offer PinPointe laser treatment for the treatment of infected, fungal nails. We provide the following information as an introduction to the topic. If you feel that this treatment may be suitable for you, please call us on 3256 1006 to arrange a consultation. Stephanie Cosgrove. Podiatrist
In other FAQs on this website, we have discussed the potential dangers of systemic anti-fungal drugs which have caused serious injury and even death, both in Australia and overseas. A link above will take you to a 2008 report on the topic and a warning issued by an Australian Government agency on the matter. Our clinic suggests that, as unsightly and embarrassing as this fungal nail problem can be, patients need to carefully weigh up whether to risk their health to resolve it. We are pleased to offer an effective alternative that has no systemic side effects whatsoever.
What is PinPointe Laser for Fungal Nails ?
How long does laser treatment for fungal toenails take to work ?
What will happen at my consultation ?
Does fungal nail laser treatment work ?
What happens after the treatment by Fungal Nail Laser ?
What is the cost of fungal nail laser treatment in Brisbane ?
Providing the PinPointe laser device as a treatment option for our patients required a significant expense in purchasing the unit and further commitment to training our staff to ensure the best possible outcome. We offer three options for treatment.
All nails: If more than two nails on two feet are affected or if the skin of the feet has a fungal infection, all nails should be treated. The cost of this option is $510 and includes the podiatry visit to prepare the nails and the antifungal product you will require to start your aftercare.
One Foot: If the infection is contained to one foot, it can be treated alone. The cost is $280 and includes the visit but not the required aftercare treatment.
One or two nails: Cost $200 including the podiatry visit but not the aftercare products. These can be purchased from any chemist or from our clinic at cost.
Any subsequent visits over the course of the treated nails growing out is charged as a standard visit. Please also be aware that medical insurance provides only a small rebate for treatment, generally less than $50. You may wish to check with your insurer. The item code for laser is F145, although many funds do not allow the use of F145 in conjunction with a plain consult. If they do not recognise the laser treatment code, you will still be able to claim a plain consultation code, F004of F012.
Can the PinPointe laser be used on fingernails ?
Yes. The process is just the same to use laser in treating fungal fingernails.
Is treatment with the anti-fungal laser safe?
Yes, it is. There have been hundreds of thousands of applications of this technology around the world. We have only found one reported case of an adverse reaction and that can be directly attributed to the practitioner doing something that was patently ‘stupid’. Specially calibrated protective goggles are worn by the clinician and the patient whenever the unit is turned on or in standby mode to prevent any possible eye damage which may occur if the unit were activated and pointed directly into the eye from a close proximity. Nothing is absorbed during treatment and no radiation is released meaning that the treatment is safe for pregnant and breast feeding women. Children may not accompany you into the treatment room whilst the laser is in use.