Great point on the psoriasis. Many people will think that the pitting and usually, lack of discoloration, is a fungal infection. If there is any doubt when you go in for your consultation for laser treatment be sure to ask the doc if he is 100% sure that he is treating a fungal infection or in the least a yeast infected toe (some nail "fungus" can actually be yeast and will still respond to the laser). I pridict that in the very near future, you will see less providers offering the pinpointe and many of them will be switching to other lasers that are much more powerful. BTW, for those of you that have VERY thick nails and are really not sure if you want to have or can afford laser treatment, you can use a daily dab of vicks vapor rub and most of the fungus, and usually the nail will peel off the nail bed. Not a cure, but can make a very ugly nail look pretty good.i have had the pinpointe laser treatment performed 2x and IT DID NOT WORK.
i find the high rate of improvement cited by the manufacturers and the dr's very suspect.
my advice - if you just started noticing a fungal infection it might be worth a try - but i have a feeling that it does not work in long-term infections.
also - no dr. tested my toenails to see if it was indeed fungus and not something else such as psoriasis prior to taking my $ for the procedure.
Continued best of luck to all in your search for your fungal cure.
Dr. Dave..........www.Yes2BareFeet .com