We now offer the safe and effective PACT® clinical treatment for fungal nails using photo-dynamic light therapy.
This revolutionary treatment is not yet widely offered by chiropodists but is rapidly proving to be effective as can be seen by the progress shown below:
PACT Therapy does not use drugs, acids or lasers.
It is an abbreviation of Photodynamic Antimicrobial Therapy, and uses a special photosensitizing blue gel-dye – harmless to human cells – which makes the fungi sensitive to a specific wavelength of light. The bacteria and nail fungus is destroyed, while not damaging any surrounding cells.
The method has been used effectively in medicine since the 1990s for the treatment of tumours, skin diseases and wound infections, and is now a safe and very effective way of dealing with fungal nail. It does not require a GP referral, and PACT is also safe and effective for use on patients with diabetes.
This is a time consuming treatment (20 minutes per nail plus time needed for nail reduction and preparation). Package deals are available as multiple treatments (3-5 within 2 weeks) are recommended for maximum effect. If you wish to try it during a normal appointment (if time allows) there will be an additional £15 charge. For block bookings please email or phone for more details.