The nail fungus laser, CoolTouch CoolBreeze laser technology, is the most advanced treatment on the market today. It is FDA cleared and offers significant advantages over topical creams or oral pills.
There are several laser companies out there marketing their new laser nail system. However, CoolTouch has been in the business for over ten years. The CoolBreeze laser is one of the most proven lasers on the market today. The advances in the CoolBreeze laser allow for a more safe, effective, quicker and controlled environment during treatment.
The CoolTouch's laser light is near the infrared spectrum that actually penetrates the nail and surrounding skin, reaching the nail bed where the fungus resides and kills the fungus. The built in temperature sensor shuts off the laser once the proper target temperature is reached and then the nail is cooled with a cryogen spray. This allows for a safe and pain free treatment. The many features of this laser allow for a controlled experience that is truly customized to each patient.
Other lasers can take up to 45 minutes for one treatment compared to CoolTouch which takes less than half that time. This is due to a larger laser beam surface area compared to the Pinpoint laser. This ensures a better outcome without the potential of areas missed by the smaller laser.
How does the CoolTouch laser work?
The CoolTouch CoolBreeze Varia laser produces 1064nm laser light energy that penetrates the nail and the surrounding skin and vaporizes the fungus and bacteria that reside in the bed of the nail.
Is there any pain associated with the procedure?
How long will the treatment take?
The treatment will take 15-30 minutes depending on the number of toes. Three treatments per nail are recommended at least six weeks apart for best results.
How soon will I notice results?
A toenail takes, on average, 6-8 months to grow out. New nail growth will be noticed at the base, near the cuticle, over the next few months. Although the laser can kill the fungus on your first visit, the diseased nail still will need to grow out.
Does it work?
Studies show an 80-88% success rate.
Why is this better than other treatments?
This is better than the creams which are 40% effective and require you to rub the cream into the nail twice a day for at least one year. Or the oral tablets, with only a 60-70% effective rate and requires a blood test prior to the prescription due to the potential risk of liver damage.
Is there a recovery period?
No, just walk in and walk out!
When can I paint my nails?
You can polish immediately after the treatment.
Is the procedure covered by insurance?
The laser is considered cosmetic and therefore is not a covered insurance procedure.
How can I pay for the procedure?
We accept cash, Visa, Master Card, Discover and checks. You may also use your Medical IRA, Health Savings or Flexible Spending Account.
How much will it cost?
Depending on how many nails are infected, the payments will vary. Costs start at $250.
Is it safe?
Yes. In clinical studies there have been no adverse reactions, disabilities or known side effects.
What do I need to do before I come in for the procedure?
Remove any polish, nail art or oils the day before.
The Varia laser is FDA cleared for podiatry use.