Charlotte, NC (Vocus) November 17, 2010
Enhanced Images Medical Spa, one of Charlotte’s finest Hair, Body and Skin Rejuvenation Centers announced today that the PinPointe FootLaser, a breakthrough in toenail fungus treatment, has been cleared by the FDA for the temporary increase of clear nail in patients with toenail fungus (Onychomycosis). The PinPointe FootLaser kills toenail fungus quickly, safely and without pain.
In clinical studies of the PinPointe FootLaser, 68 percent and 81 percent of patients experience increased clear nail at six and twelve months after a single treatment. 81 percent of all patients had sustained improvement at twelve months.
The painless procedure involves a treatment of up to 30 minutes depending on the number toes being treated. Patients can treat one or up to all ten toes in just one session, and in most cases, only one session is needed. The laser beam passes through the toenail without causing damage to the nail or surrounding skin. The laser beam immediately vaporizes and kills the fungus-causing germs which are embedded in the nail bed and nail plate. The nail will start to clear as it grows out. There is no downtime involved with the treatment.
“We introduced the PinPointe FootLaser in the summer of 2009 and have seen great results. Our patients have been very satisfied with PinPointe FootLaser treatment to address this condition, which many are self-conscious and embarrassed about,” says Dr. Bruce Marko, owner and Medical Director of Enhanced Images. “Toenail fungus affects more than 10 percent of the U.S. population and up until recently have had to choose between the fairly ineffective topical treatments on the market, ineffective home remedies, or the prescription medications which have been found to have possible side effects on the liver and kidneys. The PinPointe is a quick, safe, painless and effective alternative.”
Fungal nail infection is caused by fungus under the nail that feeds on keratin, the protein that makes up the hard surface of the nails. The fungus causes the nail to become darker, discolored, thick and brittle. In some cases, fungal nail infection can cause pain and discomfort. Fungal nail infection can spread easily to other nails and skin and is very durable, thus making it extremely difficult to treat.
About Enhanced Images
Enhanced Images offers the latest in hair, body and skin rejuvenation treatments in a relaxing environment in Charlotte, NC. Treatments include: Hair Restoration, Laser Hair Rejuvenation, Smartlipo Laser Body Sculpting, Zerona, Botox, Juvederm, Laser Hair Removal, Laser Acne Treatments, Sun Damage Removal (brown and age spots), Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion, Permanent Cosmetics and Clinical Level Facials. Dr. Bruce Marko is a certified Ob/Gyn and is certified by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. The treatments provided at Enhanced Images have minimal to no downtime. Consultations are complimentary & financing is available. For more information call 704-295-9099.
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