Breakthrough Laser Cure For Fungus Nails
Call our office to find out about our discounted fee during our current promotion!
Promising New Treatment for Fungus-Free Feet
An Alternative to Topical and Oral Treatments Says It Can Kill Fungus Instantly
Dr. Toback, the first Podiatrist in the Northeast to bring new, ground breaking technology.
Kingston, NY 10/22/08 — A new painless procedure is now available for the treatment of fungal (mycotic) nails. This breakthrough technology was introduced at the American Podiatric Medical Association Annual Conference in Hawaii this past summer. It is known as the Inpulse Pinpoint Laser treatment. To date, it had been utilized by top podiatric surgeons in California, and now introduced to the northeast by Dr. Tracey Toback, local board certified foot surgeon, of Toback Podiatry. He and his associate, Dr. Darren Winkler have now performed the first procedures in the state of New York.
Fungus nails, otherwise known as onychomycosis, often present as yellowish discoloration and thickening with underlying debris of the toenails. Most commonly seen on the large toes, these changes can occur on any or all of the toenails. The medical technology company, Patholase, developed the laser solution researching various spectrums of light to determine the one that would pass through the nail without damaging it, yet be able to vaporize the germs and kill the fungus that lives under the nail.
“This technology is like no other available today”, states Dr. Toback. “It is performed in one treatment, right in the comfort of our office, without pain, drugs, or anesthesia.” The procedure involves a use of an invisible light and usually takes less than 30 minutes. Patholase, is a laser technology company with an impressive list of accomplishments made up of world class scientists. They have now introduced its first patented laser technology into the marketplace. This procedure surpasses those of the more dangerous medications and has a nearly 90% success rate in its clinical studies to successfully and safely destroy the fungus.
“We are so excited to bring this technology to the Hudson Valley”, explains Dr.Toback. “This procedure is so greatly needed for our patients. Besides the obvious embarrassment of having these nails, they often cause pain, infection and bone spurs. In the past many of our patients were prescribed pills that were not easily tolerated, had many side effects, including potential life threatening liver problems. To say we can now address this problem safely without medication is nothing short of amazing.”
Toback Podiatry has been serving the Hudson Valley for over 20 years with offices located at the Mid-Town Medical Arts Center in Kingston and Route 9W Highland, NY. Dr. Tracey Toback has experience as an associate professor at the NY College of Podiatric Medicine, is a published author, and a leader in the field of podiatric surgery. Last year he introduced a procedure into the Hudson Valley to eliminate big toe joint fusions utilizing a new patented large toe resurfacing implant.
To learn more regarding the Inpulse laser treatment contact Toback Podiatry at 845-339-3338, and ask for a free brochure.
Questions and Answers about Toenail Fungus Laser Treatment
How does the laser work?
The laser is a specially designed, patented device that shines through your toenail and vaporizes the germs embedded in your nail bed and nail plate that causes toenail fungus.
Is this laser treatment painful?
The laser light beam has no effect on healthy tissue. There is no discomfort during or after the treatment.
How long does the treatment take?
It takes approximately 10 minutes to treat a big toe. Naturally, if you have more than one toe infected, it may take a little longer. The vast majority of our patients require only one treatment.
Does it really work?
Our clinical studies to date reveal that over 88% of treated patients show significant improvement. In most cases fungus nails are completely cured.
How soon will I see improvement?
On average, a toenail will replace itself every 6 to 9 months. Healthy new growth will be visible within the first 3 months.
Is this treatment safe?
Yes. In our clinical studies there have been no adverse reactions, injuries, disabilities or known side effects. As you may know, the use of medication available today for treatment of fungus nails carries with it possible systemic involvement (commonly the liver and kidney). This laser treatment does not.
Do I have to take any drugs as part of the treatment?
No. No drugs or topical ointments are required.
Can I walk after the treatment?
Yes, you will be able to walk out of the office just as well as you walked in. The treatment does not harm you in any way.
Does my insurance pay for this?
Currently this procedure is not included as a health insurance benefit, however the initial foot consultations are covered by most insurance plans.