What is the PinPointe™ Footlaser?

PinPointe™ FootLaser is an FDA approved product and alternative procedure for those patients suffering from Onychomycosis (nail fungus). It offers an easy and convenient procedure that helps turn discolored and disfigured nails into clearer, healthier looking nails. PinPointe FootLaser treats nail fungus, which is a chronic condition that impacts your quality of life.  In fact, nail fungus can even lead to serious health problems for patients with diabetes or immune disorders.  PinPointe™ FootLaser is an in-office procedure that is painless, has minimal side effects, and typically takes only about 30-minutes to complete.

The treatment of nail fungus infections is problematic because the infection is under and inside the nail, which makes it hard for other procedures to access and terminate the infection. Topical procedures or oral medications may be associated with side effects or serious drug interactions. Home remedies are also often tried but are ultimately unsuccessful at resolving the fungus as well.


For example, review and compare the following treatment options for nail fungus:

Oral Medications:

  • Drug must be taken for 6-12 weeks
  • Not effective in all patients
  • Not recommended in some patients who have poor health
  • Final result seen after nail grows out (4-12 months)
  • Drug side effects: headache, diarrhea, upset stomach, skin rash, (allergic reaction to drug)
  • Serious drug side effects: risk of liver damage and kidney failure (weekly blood testing may be required to monitor liver/ kidney function)
  • Effective in addressing nail infections
  • New nail can grow out with no signs of infection


Topical Drugs:

  • Drugs must be applied to nails daily for a long period
  • Not effective in all patients because the drug cannot pass through the nail to reach the infection under the nail
  • Has some effectiveness in addressing nail fungus infections in its early stages
  • New nail can grow out with no signs of infection


PinPointe FootLaser:

  • Over 88% of patients experience noticeable improvement or complete clearing of the nail with only 1 treatment
  • New nail grows out with no signs of infection
  • No significant adverse effects
  • Usual side effect: feeling of warmth or tingling (only during procedure)
  • Discoloration on surface of the nail
  • Minimal to no pain during or after procedure
  • Rarely causes redness of the addressed skin around the nail (lasting 24-72 hours)
  • Rarely causes swelling of the addressed skin around the nail (lasting 24-72 hours)



Understanding your options is the first step in getting treatment for nail fungus. The information noted above does not take the place of talking with your healthcare provider. Dr. Burmeister can evaluate your nail fungus and determine if PinPointe™ FootLaser is the right choice for you.  Call us today for an appointment!


NOTE: Some information retrieved from NovaLace, Inc, manufacturer of PinPointe™ FootLaser