Laser treatment that tackles toenail ...

Laser treatment that tackles toenail fungus available here

There are 166 comments on the Chico Enterprise-Record story from Jan 4, 2009, titled Laser treatment that tackles toenail fungus available here. In it, Chico Enterprise-Record reports that:

Founder John Strisower of Patholase is pictured with the laser treatment equipment that his company developed and that is now available in several podiatrist offices in Butte and Glenn counties.

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David

Sacramento, CA

#146 Aug 10, 2010
funky feet wrote:
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.
not recommended.
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.
Continued best of luck to all in your search for your fungal cure.
Dr. Dave..........www.Yes2BareFeet .com
Wondering about Buster

Chico, CA

#147 Aug 10, 2010
Wonder if this toenail fungus cure would get rid of Buster202??

You think?
Scott

Paso Robles, CA

#148 Aug 13, 2010
Price is a ripoff though
Vern

AOL

#149 Aug 13, 2010
Hey Starfish ... here is your chance to have that
fungus removed between your ears
STARFISH

Chico, CA

#150 Aug 13, 2010
Vern wrote:
Hey Starfish ... here is your chance to have that
fungus removed between your ears
ha ha what a meanie

I thought you were a nice guy when I heard you singing

in the moonlight at Cedar Grove

I could dance all night la la la I could all night la la la

must of went on for hours,quite a wow baby!
LaserLOSER

Santa Maria, CA

#151 Aug 14, 2010
I only wish I would have come across this website sooner. I had (Dr. advertises pinpointe but laser said cooltouch) in May. He removed my great toenail and small toenail. My big toe got infected and I ended up in the e.r. with cellulitis. I had a MRI that was positive for osteomylitis (bone infection.)I have been on 6 antibiotics including i.v. for 2 1/2 months. I went for a consult with a Infectious Disease Doctor at UCLA Medical Center last week. I ate up my sick time at work and fortunately have a boss that would allow me to work from home. I have been away from work for approx. 6 wks now. Every toenail that the laser touched was affected. I went in with 10 nails and now I have 7. My life has been hell all because of toenail laser. I definitely DO NOT suggest taking the chance. At one point in my treatment the podiatrist that I went to following laser cut off three of my nails without numbing them confirming to me they were dead.I ended up with blackness under my nails that looked to be scabs, but are still there since May. I have not run across a M.D. that can tell me what this is. Has anyone else had this happen? After all that I've been through it's very apparent that I still have nail fungus as bad if not worse than before I had treatment. I will never have another laser treatment.
ctfootdoc

Bayonne, NJ

#152 Sep 11, 2010
We have just obtained the Noveon laser in our office and will start using it next week. Located in Milford, Connecticut.
Jean

Warwick, RI

#153 Sep 12, 2010
ctfootdoc wrote:
We have just obtained the Noveon laser in our office and will start using it next week. Located in Milford, Connecticut.
Does it have FDA approval yet? I did the pinpoint laser last year in CT, it made one nail that was good bad and did nothing for the others. I've got a script for Lamisil and wish the laser would have worked.
ctfootdoc

Shelton, CT

#154 Sep 16, 2010
Jean wrote:
<quoted text>
Does it have FDA approval yet? I did the pinpoint laser last year in CT, it made one nail that was good bad and did nothing for the others. I've got a script for Lamisil and wish the laser would have worked.
The specific approval for use of this laser on toenails is pending and in its final phase. This laser has extensive published research behind it and has precise mechanism of delivering the right dosage every-time. Also, one must make sure that the nail in question has fungus and it would be wise to perform the proper tests to confirm the presence of fungus infection before proceeding and spending money on the laser procedure.
Josh

Henderson, NV

#155 Sep 21, 2010
I had the treatment done 1 1/2 years ago.
It cost me about $1000 and did not work. It was done by Robert B. Grzywacz DPM of Desert Podiatry in Las Vegas. I was told at the time they were having 85% success ratio. After reading these boards it looks like it should be 85% failure.
It did not work the first time so after six months they did it again and nothing happened. To make it worse they even had me send some of my clippings to a lab for a culture (another waste of $125).
Take my advice and do not get this done now. I think all these doctors are crooks.
Suzy Johnson

Carrollton, TX

#156 Sep 23, 2010
I tried ALL of the topical treatments to no avail. I saw Dr. Radovic ( http://www.nailase.com ) on The Doctors TV show talking about the laser treatment for toe nail fungus. Yes it was a bit expensive but I was so tired of not being able to wear open toe shoes I decided it was worth a try. At first I was disappointed that it didn't work, but like Dr. Radovic told me after a few months the fungus started disappearing! I'm now four months out and wearing all of my shoes again!
Darren

Bradenton, FL

#157 Sep 23, 2010
I'm about 2 1/2 months into my cooltouch laser treatment. New clear nails are slowly growing in behind the old infected nails. I'm not sure yet if 100% of the nail is clearing up. It's still too early to tell if the side edges of the nail are clear, but the rest of the nails have definitely begun to clear up. Stay tuned.
Steve

Carrollton, TX

#158 Oct 12, 2010
I had the laser treatment done about a month ago and have noticed a change. Not huge but a change nonetheless. From what the doctor told me I will have to wait for the nail to grow out completely before I see the total results. I had my done in Orange County California by Dr. Radovic, http://www.nailase.com .
Kate

United States

#159 Oct 12, 2010
Had the Pinpointe done July 2009. It took about 14 months for all ten toenails to grow out completely clear and fungus free. Happy with the results, would do it again if reoccurs. No treatment out there will work for everyone and I bet very few people with favorable results look for these forums to comment on.
Vern

AOL

#160 Oct 12, 2010
Will it rid us of Starfish?
R_Bank

Carrollton, TX

#161 Oct 14, 2010
I also had a positive experience with this treatment. I used Dr. Radovic after seeing him on the Doctors TV show. Here is his information if you are interested: http://www.nailase.com
EBM

East Meadow, NY

#162 Oct 14, 2010
EBM

East Meadow, NY

#163 Oct 14, 2010
Mike

Sacramento, CA

#164 Oct 31, 2010
I just heard from reliable sources that after the PinPointe laser recently received its "fda clearance", the lowest level possible and is only an indication of its safety and not effectiveness, they had a large legal group out of Washington, DC, send out letters to all of their competitors using other lasers for nail fungus treatment telling them that they were illegally advertising lasers for the treatmetn of nail fungus. After seeing many of you that have not been pleased with your results with the Pinpointe laser and now hearing about this childish act from this company, this certainly does not give me any confidence that they have a product that will help my nails nor will I spend that kind of money to support, what sounds like, an unethical company.
MrG

Cliffside Park, NJ

#165 Mar 3, 2011
It is now February 2011 - any new developments and/or results re laser treatment for fungus??

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