Tips to prevent re-infection include:
Fungal toenail infections (called onychomycosis) occur when fungal spores that are present on your feet and the environment around you, build up on and under your toenail.
We now offer a safe and effective treatment called Photodynamic Therapy.
What is PACT®?
PACT is an abbreviation and scientific term that stands for Photodynamic Antimicrobial Therapy. Using this method, bacteria, viruses and fungi can be killed off effectively on skin surfaces and nails without pain.
How does it work?
Micro organisms possess a cell wall, whereas typical human cells only have a cell membrane. Upon application of the PACT gel, the dye selectively targets the fungal call walls making them sensitive to light.
The fungal cells can then be destroyed upon exposure to light of a specific wavelength. This results in a chemical reaction that kills targeted cells without harming healthy tissue.
A typical treatment plan starts with the debridement of the affected nail, followed by application of cream before the first appointment for PACT® therapy. Initial treatment regime includes 3 separate applications of Pact®. A gel is applied to the nails before the application of the light source. Periodic treatments to prevent reinfection as the nail grows are recommended.