SOURCE: Bay Area Foot & Laser Podiatry Group

Bay Area Foot & Laser Podiatry Group

April 10, 2012 11:00 ET

Bay Area Foot & Laser Podiatry Group Performs 4,000th Breakthrough Cosmetic Laser Procedure

WALNUT CREEK, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 10, 2012) - The Bay Area Foot & Laser Podiatry Group performed its 4,000th laser procedure; it was announced today by its founder, Dr. Mark Wolpa. In private practice in the Bay Area since 1977, Dr. Wolpa has five offices in the Bay Area located in Berkeley, Walnut Creek, Marin, Pleasanton and Santa Rosa, CA. Dr. Wolpa was one of the first doctors in the U.S. to use The PinPointe FootLaser for the treatment of toenail fungus and is the Bay Area leader in providing this treatment. Toenail fungus is an embarrassing condition that affects an estimated 40 million Americans. Dr. Wolpa and his staff have performed more than 4,000 successful treatments to treat the disease since February 2009, making it the single most requested and popular procedure among new and existing patients in his practice.

It is estimated that half of all Americans over 40 suffer from toenail fungus. Despite this statistic, there has never been a good treatment option prior to the release of The PinPointe FootLaser.

"Topical treatments don't work and oral antifungal medication must be taken for three months or more and carries a risk of side effects," Dr. Wolpa said. "The laser beam quickly, safely and effectively penetrates the nail bed and kills the fungus instantly."

The PinPointe FootLaser procedure takes about 30 minutes and produces a new, healthy nail. Dr. Wolpa adds, "Laser treatment of toenail fungus is the most effective treatment I have seen in my 34 years of practice."

About Bay Area Foot & Laser Podiatry Group

The Bay Area Foot & Laser Podiatry Group's Dr. Mark Wolpa is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and is the outgoing Chief of the Podiatry Department at Alta Bates Summit Hospital in Berkeley. He has authored books, lectures, and has two patents on medical devices. He was featured on ABC News discussing and performing the laser treatment in his Marin office.

In private practice since 1977, he has offices in Berkeley, Walnut Creek, Santa Rosa, Pleasanton and Marin. For more information about Dr. Wolpa and The PinPointe FootLaser visit

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