Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the nail and is estimated to affect up to 1.6 million Australians. Two currently available treatments include antifungal nail lacquers that are applied daily/weekly and prescription medications.
It can be frustrating to have to apply the lacquers daily/weekly especially considering it takes at least 3 months to see improvement, given the slow growth of toenails. Furthermore, prescribed oral medications can interact with other drugs and can produce adverse effects making them unsuitable for some people.
There is now an alternative…. Photodynamic Therapy.
A single PACT nail fungus treatment session will involve the following:
- Our Podiatrists will firstly debride and remove all of the infected part of the nail.
- A special PACT nail fungus gel is then applied to the nail and left to absorb for 10 minutes. This gel stains the fungal cells making them sensitive to the light emitted by the scientifically tested PACT LED lamp.
- The PACT LED light is applied for 9.5 minutes penetrating the nail and destroying the fungal cells.
PACT nail fungus therapy is 100% safe with no known contra-indications. Repeated exposure to the light does not produce any adverse effects.