The DPM I used to shadow is now offering laser treatment for toenail fungus. He is doing a trial experiment and is giving the laser treatment for free to some of his patients with toenail fungus. If the results are promising he is going to add the laser device to his practice. If he does add this service to his practice he is planning on charging $800. This will most likely be out of pocket for the patient since this won't be covered by insurance. He is having a laser tech guy come in and assist him during the trial experiments. Will he always need this laser tech to give the treatment? Does this treatment fall under cosmetic podiatry since it's elective? I'm guessing plastic surgeons would be the only other doctors who would offer this service as well correct? Do current residents or attendings think this treatment is just a fad or is it a new legitimate service that could become a new staple within podiatric practices?