Fungal Toenails

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Onychomycosis (a fungal nail infection) is an unsightly, often smelly condition that affects the toenails of many people. Once a fungal infection enters your nails the fungus does what it does best and sets about turning your toenail into compost. 

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There are many treatment options for onychomycosis (fungal nail infection) ranging from nail paints to oral antifungal medication.

The challenge of patient compliance in regard to topical antifungals and concerns regarding drug interactions and adverse effects of oral antifungals has resulted in the need for an alternative treatment option.

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) has been developed and adapted for the successful treatment of fungal nails without damaging side effects.

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We have invested in the PactMED system which uses PDT via the interaction of light with photosensitive agents to produce an energy transfer and local chemical effect. Using this method, bacteria, viruses and fungus can be effectively destroyed on the skin surface or nails.

The PactMED system is a pain free, effecticve way to treat you fungal nail infections safely and get you back to living your life without the stigma of onychomycosis.