Finesse Footcare offers a gentle laser treatment to drastically improve nails

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Dr. Danielle Shaper’s Finesse Footcare was one of the first in the area to introduce the Lunula laser to eliminate nail fungus. Patients are raving about the results, so she purchased a second machine to cut treatment time in half.

By Patricia Nugent

Winter is the prime time of year to begin treatment to heal fungus in fingernails and toenails, as it takes several months for the fungus-free nails to grow out in time for spring and summer sandal season.

But as anyone who suffers from the annoying and unsightly condition will tell you, treatment is largely ineffective. The most common methods are topical creams and prescription oral medication. Many people use one or both, yet still cannot get rid of thick, discolored, misshapen or crumbling nails.

For local podiatrist Dr. Danielle Shaper, accepting that is, well, simply unacceptable. She founded Finesse Footcare in Lyndhurst with a mission to bring advanced treatments to her patients.

No Pain, No Downtime
“I researched the industry and found a new non-thermal, low-level laser that showed promising results in the clinical trials in clearing up fungus,” she says. “I decided to invest in the Lunula laser and introduce it to my practice. While not everyone improves at the same rate, the overall results have been amazing.”

Made in the USA, this breakthrough laser is touchless. In a seated position, patients position their feet under it for 12 minutes a session, over four weekly sessions, followed by two sessions spaced one month and two months after the last weekly session.

“There is no discomfort, as the laser taps into low wavelengths and frequencies,” she says. Plus, there’s no downtime or restrictions, patients are free to leave Dr. Shaper’s office following treatment and go about their day.

Word of mouth has spread. Dr. Shaper has been so busy, she bought a second laser to keep up with the patient load. Now you can get two treatments done at the same time.

Because Dr. Danielle Shaper’s Lunula laser for treating nail fungus taps into low wavelengths and frequencies, there is no discomfort and there are no restrictions.

Meet Barbara and James
Barbara T. of Twinsburg and James W. of Mentor are good examples of the success rate Dr. Shaper is seeing with the laser.

James had been suffering with fungus on his toenails and fingernails for about 20 years.

“I had tried all kinds of topical creams that were very expensive and didn’t work,” he says. “The condition was getting worse. I had several fingernails fall off. It was hard, since I’m active and work out a lot. Since the laser treatment, I’ve seen 100 percent improvement. I would recommend this pain-free solution to anyone.”

Barbara had also tried topical creams and homemade fixes she found online, such as soaking her toes in apple cider vinegar. Nothing worked. When the ugly discoloration started spreading to her other toes, she decided to take action.

“I went to another podiatrist who suggested drilling little holes in my nails, which sounded like too much,” she says. “And I was afraid to take oral medications, as they could have side effects. Then I saw Dr. Shaper on television talking about this laser, and thought I’d give it a try.”

She started treatment in February and by the time sandal season hit in June, the nails had grown out and the discoloration was hardly noticeable.

“I could not be happier with the whole experience,” she says. “Dr. Shaper and her staff were wonderful.”

Finesse Footcare is located at 5035 Mayfield Road in Lyndhurst. In addition to laser therapy to heal fungus, Dr. Shaper offers comprehensive treatment for any foot or ankle condition, from heel pain to diabetic footcare, orthotics, bunions, strains, sprains and routine foot care. Although the laser treatment is not covered by insurance, financing options are available with easy monthly payments. Call 216-382-8070 or visit for more information.