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Best Toenail Fungus Laser NYC

 City Footcare

20 E 46th St. #200
(Between Fifth and Madison)
New York, NY 10017
(212) 541-7397

    Cutera Genesis NYC foot laser

Welcome to Toenail Fungus NYC!

We are City Footcare. Drs. Sergi, Silverberg, Shastri, Lupoli, Akkerman, Shtarkman and Minacapilli. We offer the best and most affordable laser for Toenail Fungus in NYC. We use the Cutera Genesis 1064nm Laser. Just to the right of here is a brief introduction to laser treatment for toenail fungus. Below here, we will post blogs about lasers for nail fungus. I hope you find our site informative. Click on contact us to ask any questions. Dr. Lawrence Silverberg

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Category Archives: PinPointe Laser vs. Cutera

Which is better: PinPointe Nail Laser Treatment or Cutera Genesis Laser Treatments for Toenail Fungus

For those people reading that want the short version–

Cutera Genesis Laser Treatments are far superior to PinPointe treatments.

After years of working with the PinPointe, I have made my own conclusion that it most often just doesn’t work. In some cases, yes, it is successful, but I’ve found these cases few and far between, whereas the Cutera success rate that I have personally experienced and that has been proven by the FDA is around 70% success.

What makes it better–Technology

Cutera Laser FungusThe technology used in the PinPointe is extremely outdated nowadays. The machine may look sleek and modern, but there are no improvements to the laser from the original model. The wattage for the PinPointe is only 4, while the Cutera is an 80 watt machine. Additionally, the PinPoint has a spot size of 1mm while the cutera has a 5mm spot size. The spot size is the area that the laser is actually delivered to and is able to treat at one time. The extremely small size of the PinPointe means it is very easy to miss some of the surface area of the nail. With the Cutera, it is easy to make sure you cover everything on the nail by overlapping partially when you move on to treat a new area. This not only makes the treatment more effective, but makes it much quicker to do as well. What would once take 40 minutes to an hour now only takes 15-20 minutes and the process is completed without the risk of missing areas.

Cost Effective

Cutera Genesis Laser TreatmentsWhat could be better than something that is more effective and less expensive than its overpriced unsuccessful counterpart? Nothing! That is exactly the case with the Cutera Laser Genesis Treatments. It is more effective and less expensive than the PinPointe. When the PinPointe came out, it was the only FDA approved laser and had no competition, allowing the company to charge what they wanted for the technology. When Cutera was developed and approved by the FDA, the company took a much more user friendly approach. Instead of taking a large cut every time the laser is turned on, the company lets the doctors decide what to charge the patients because sells the laser to the doctor outright instead of controlling the costs as the PinPointe did. Once Cutera sells the laser to an office, their connection ends.

I purchased my Cutera and now it is mine completely, I don’t have to worry about the company taking a cut every time I turn it on. Because of this, I can set a reasonable price for the laser treatments. Health Care should be affordable and my practice has been built on fair prices. My profit comes in the volume of work I complete and referrals instead of profiting greatly from each patient.

An explanation of my Pricing Model

When it comes to orthotics, as of this writing I am currently charging $300 per pair while the competition is charging $450 or more, for the exact same thing, with the exact same laboratory procedures. There are several options for orthotics in the area, but I believe mine are the best overall quality and price value in NYC and Manhattan.

Many offices feel the need to make a huge profit on every pair of orthotics. This isn’t something I focus on. I know exactly what my lab costs are and I still make a profit offering inexpensive orthotics to my patients. This is how I get so many referrals. People want to save money where they can and still get quality service and products, which is exactly what I do. When it comes to laser treatment for nail fungus, the procedure isn’t currently covered by insurance. Because it is an out of pocket expense many people hesitate to have it because of the cost. Most places charge $600 – $1200 per visit; I charge $600 for a series of three visits, which is what is typically needed to see results. I charge half of that, $100 fore each additional treatment which may people need. Because I own my laser outright and do not have an ongoing fee with another company, I can offer value services to my patients.

In Conclusion

Cutera Genesis Laser TreatmentsThe Cutera Genesis laser treatments far surpasses the PinPointe in every way. From price, strength, spot size, improved technology, and proven success rates, they almost can’t be compared as the same type of product. Facts and information can always be subjective, but this is my experience and my opinion. I’m sure some doctors and the PinPointe company will disagree.

We use the most advanced Laser for nail fungus:


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The Cutera Genesis Laser is 80 Watts. This is 20 times more powerful than the first generation of FDA approved lasers for nail fungus. The Cutera Genesis 1064nm laser is a safe and effective option for treatment of nail fungus.

The heat generated by the laser penetrates deep inside the nail where the fungus resides. It kills the fungus that causes nail disease (Dermatophytes). It is relatively painless. Most patients report feeling some heat and occasional discomfort. The heat does not damage the surrounding skin.

The laser procedure is done in our office and takes 20-40 minutes depending on how many nails are effected.

No anesthesia or pain killers are necessary and patients may return to normal activity and work immediately after the procedure with zero down-time.

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