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Fungal Nail Laser FAQs

How does the Remy Class 4 Laser work?
The Remy Class 4 Laser kills the fungus that lives in and under the toenail.  The laser light passes throught the toenail without causing damage to the nail or the surrounding skin.  At the time of the procedure, the toenail will not become instantly clear, it takes time to grow out.  Keryflex, a synthetic resin can be applied over the fungus nail(s) while the nail is growing out to full length which usually takes about 6-9 months. This will be applied at no extra charge with a pain Nail Laser procedure!! Value $125.00

What can I expect in Dr. Dunetz's office?
A consultation with the doctor, the procedure to be performed and any follow-up visits as prescribed by Dr. Dunetz.

Is the procedure paintul?
Most people feel no pain.  Some people feel a warming sensation and very few feel a pinprick.

Is there a recovery period?
No. Just walk in and walk out.

How long does the procedure take?
The FootLaser procedure takes less than 30 minutes.

Will the fungus come return?
The fungus is killed after one treatment and typically the doctor recommends care techniques to reduce recurrence of the infection.

When can I paint my nails or have a pedicure?
You can apply polish two weeks after the treatment.  It is important to remove all nail polish and nail decorations the day before your treatment.

How do I pay for the treatment?
Credit cards, cash and checks are accepted.  You may also use you Medical IRA, Health Savings or Flexible Spending Account.  Carecredit is available for patients that qualify.

Is this procedure covered by my insurance?
If you have a Health Savings Account or Medical IRA, 100% of the cost can be covered.  However, in most situations, this procedure is considered aesthetic and therefore health insurance plans do not provide coverage.

Is it FDA cleared?
Yes, it is cleared by the FDA.

How do I schedule an appointment?
Just call us at 305-933-2666 or email Family Podiatry Associates at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and our staff will be glad to assist you


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