PACT is a treatment we do at Podiatry HQ to help treat fungal nails, it is a photodynamic therapy that is safe and painless.
How does PACT work?
PACT is a photodynamic therapy, the interaction between the light and the photosensitive agents (PACT gel) work to produce an energy transfer and local chemical effect. This then causes bacteria, viruses and fungi to be destroyed on the skin surface and on the nails.
When coming in for a PACT appointment firstly we debride the nail and reduce the thickness of the nail to allow for the highest penetration of the gel (PACT gel).
Secondly, we apply PACT gel to the affected nail and surrounding skin. This gel is applied for 10 minutes prior to light application.
Thirdly, we apply the PactMED LED light to each affected nail for 9.5 minutes.
And lastly, we remove the gel and clean the nail.
PACT is a safe and effective treatment that has no known contra-indications, however on the rare occasion it is stated that the PACT gel can cause an allergic reaction.
It is important to note the PACT treatment will not change the way the nail looks but will help kill the fungal nail infection and allow the nail to grow out healthy.
If you are suffering from a fungal nail infection, don’t hesitate to book an appointment at Podiatry HQ and find out more about our PACT treatment and what would work best for you.
Please call us on 8645 9888 to book your PACT appointment or,