So where do you begin if you want to have the laser treatment? Well, Dr. Katz, a board-certified podiatrist, has done much of the research for you! After conducting his own personal research over the past number of years he chose the CoolTouch laser. There are a number of lasers on the market and he chose the CT3 plus zoom 1320nm laser which allows for the most powerful, flexible and safest treatment. Other lasers that did not make the cut included Pinpointe, Noveon, K Laser, Palomar Lux, Aerolase, Fotona and other lasers that operate with a wavelength of 1064nm or have a double wavelength around the 800 and 900nm range. Dr. Katz found these to have less power and affinity for the nail tissue. Also, he felt these lasers did the not have the user-control versatility he found in the CoolTouch laser. He felt there were few safety features compared to the CoolTouch.
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After using the CoolTouch, Dr. Katz planned to enhance the treatment by altering the treatment protocol. He has adjusted the many laser settings to take advantage of two methods of fungus damage and death. The first is by heating the nail, which is a common method used by many other physicians. For his second step in furthering the success rate for his patients, Dr. Katz researched methods of fungus destruction by altering the genetics or DNA of the actual fungus. He optimized the laser variables based on his studies, providing his patients two methods of destruction and the best results.
Still not satisfied, Dr. Katz took the treatment even further providing an even greater benefit to his patient. He developed his own antifungal liquid formulation used during treatment which improved the laser’s ability to transport the ingredients in the solution deep into the nail and nail bed where the most resistant infections often reside.
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Dr. Katz has pioneered other treatment such as cryosurgery for foot pain and constantly strives to move treatments such as laser to the next level. When it comes to laser toenail fungus treatment, Dr. Katz clearly has the best treatment available in the Tampa Bay area. He even has patients traveling from other states to take advantage of his unique laser protocol. You’re just a google search away from reading the many articles written by Dr. Katz discussing his treatments.
So the success of your laser treatment not only depends on the type of laser, but also on the innovation of the doctor providing the treatment. All laser treatments are not created equal. This is where Dr. Katz shines above the rest.
In terms of cost, you can pay more or less for your treatment, but your best bet is to go with the first board-certified doctor in Florida to develop his own advanced treatment protocol using the CoolTouch laser. Dr. Katz has priced the treatments fairly to allow more patients to have access to this groundbreaking technology.
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