Laser Treatments

Eliminate Toenail Fungus Today!

Dr. Jay Berenter‚ San Diego Laser Nail Clinic is proud to offer patients the CoolTouch CoolBreeze‚’ Laser Treatment to treat and eliminate painful and unsightly toenail fungus.

Affordable – no flat ‘one size fits all’ fee. Pricing starts at $395

Suffering from toenail fungus?
Onychomycosis, or the condition known most commonly as toenail fungus affects as much as 10% of the US population. The causes are many ‘a heavy foot perspiration, poor shoe/sock ventilation, walking barefoot in damp areas such as a gym or locker room. Whether a source of pain, slight discomfort, or even embarrassment, until now the solutions for toenail fungus were limited to surgical nail removal, mostly ineffective topical treatments, and even prescription medications with potentially dangerous side effects.

How does the CoolTouch Laser work?
The CoolTouch CT3Plus CoolBreeze produces a laser light energy that is specifically absorbed by water and water associated with collagen ‘a which is a major component in the tissues of the nail and nail growth area, as well as the skin. The laser is able to detect and reach the proper target temperature that effectively kills the underlying fungus. The nail is then treated with a cooling spray to ensure maximum comfort.

Is the treatment painful?
The CoolBreeze technology provides one of the most safe, controlled treatments available in the laser industry. By cooling the affected areas and closely monitoring the treatment temperature, the most you can expect to encounter is a warm tingling sensation during treatment.

Does laser treatment work?
Results show that in most cases, treated patients show substantial improvement, and in most cases report being completely cured of toenail fungus altogether. Dr. Berenter does provide preventative measures for his patients to avoid infection in the future.

How long does the treatment take?
The procedure takes just about 20 minutes ‘a you can literally walk out after treatment and return to your daily activities. Whether you go for a run or treat yourself to a pedicure, there is virtually no downtime with this treatment.

Will this treatment be covered by my insurance?
Typically toenail fungus treatment is not covered by insurance. San Diego Laser Nail Clinic is priced per nail, rather than charging flat fees that do not change whether you have one or ten toenails treated. As an added benefit, Dr. Berenter also offers free consultations to anyone in need of toenail fungus treatment.

What are the treatment costs?
While many offices charge a flat fee for treatment procedures ‘a whether they treat one or all ten toes, at San Diego Laser Nail Clinic, Dr. Berenter fees start at $395. For additional details, please call us at 858-450-9218.

How soon will I see improvement?
You will notice results within 2-4 months, depending on how quickly your toenails grow. New, healthy growth will be visible at the bottom portion of the nail as the nail grows out.

Why should I choose San Diego Laser Nail Clinic?
When it comes to problems with your feet, Dr. Berenter is the podiatrist to turn to. His vast experience and familiarity with the latest technology and treatment options allow him to provide the most effective care for all of his patients.

What’s the deal with warts?
Warts are growths on the skin that are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). The virus causes keratin (a hard protein in the top layer of the skin) to grow too fast, resulting in the appearance small, hardened skin-colored bumps. Although considered to be contagious, they typically affect just one area of the body, such as hands or feet.

How can laser treatment help?
Two thirds of wart cases caused by HPV can be cleared using the pulse dye laser therapy.

How does laser treatment work?
The Pulsed Dye Laser energy focuses directly on the wart tissue. The laser light bypasses the upper layers of the epidermis and concentrates on the tiny blood vessels that feed the wart near the dermis of the skin. Patients may experience a slight stinging sensation, similar to bacon grease being sprinkled onto your skin. If needed, topical treatments and local anesthesia can be made available ‘a but in most cases this is not necessary.

Are there alternatives to laser treatment?
The most common therapies for wart removal are chemical agents, liquid nitrogen, and electrodesiccation. In these cases, recurrence of the wart is common, and can cause skin color changes. Carbon dioxide lasers are another common treatment option but can result in more significant scarring. The Pulsed Dye Laser treats the wart without adversely affecting the surrounding skin.

How long does laser treatment take?
A typical session can be anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes depending on a number of factors ‘a the number of warts, the size of the warts, and their location. The number of treatment sessions needed to eliminate the wart(s) varies as well. For some, a simple wart may only require one to two treatments, while deeper or more resistant warts may need additional sessions. At your consultation with Dr. Berenter, the number of treatments needed can be discussed further.

What can I expect after treatment?
After laser exposure, the skin will swell slightly and may even turn a bit of a bluish hue. Over the next several days, the area will begin to heal and the skin texture and tone will return to normal!

Is laser treatment for warts safe?
The pulsed dye laser has been used successfully for thousands of treatments throughout the world. It is the only laser approved by the FDA for use on children. Unlike alternative treatments, there is no risk of reaction from chemical agents and the risk of scarring is minimal at best.

How much will the treatment cost?
Size, location, and number of warts will determine cost, but prices begin at $100.

Why should I choose Dr. Berenter and Pulsed Dye Laser for my wart treatment?
Dr. Berenter’s vast experience and familiarity with the latest technology and treatment options allow him to provide the most effective care for all of his patients. To learn more about Dr. Berenter, his support staff, and the office itself, please see About Us