FAQs

Does my insurance pay for this?

Your initial evaluation and follow-up visits are included in your laser treatment package. Because the laser procedure is considered aesthetic, health insurance plans do not cover the procedure. Dr. Tina’s office does not bill insurance. Dr. Tina’s office accepts credit cards, checks, and cash. You may also use your Medical IRA, Health Savings or Flexible [...]

By |2017-07-21T16:03:59+00:00May 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Can the fungus return, or not go away?

The fungal infection is expected to improve with just one treatment. Dr. Tina's clinical results have demonstrated effectiveness with approximately 95% of patients seeing significant improvement. As with all medical procedures, a 100% guarantee is not possible. In addition, since fungus is present everywhere in the environment, reinfection can occur. Dr. Tina will recommend preventative [...]

By |2017-07-21T16:05:06+00:00May 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Can I apply polish to the nails immediately after treatment?

Yes. You can apply polish to the nails immediately after the treatment. However, it is important to thoroughly remove all nail polish and nail decorations the day before your treatment. If you choose to polish your nails, Dr. Starkweather recommends using Dr.’s Remedy nail polish which prevents fungus and can be purchased in the office.

By |2017-08-02T19:27:06+00:00May 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

How long does the treatment take?

The amount of time varies on the degree of involvement of the nails. Very thick nails are filed without pain to a more normal thickness with specialized equipment. The laser light is then applied to the nails which typically takes 10 to 15 minutes. Overall a typical visit for consultation and treatment may take 30 [...]

By |2017-05-22T21:24:34+00:00May 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Is there a recovery period?

No. The treatment does not harm you in any way. You will be able to put on your shoes and walk out of the office, just as well as you walked in. If you have any problems or questions, contact the office immediately.

By |2017-05-22T21:24:20+00:00May 22nd, 2017|0 Comments
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