FUNGAL NAIL TREATMENT CLINIC
“Very professional staff, very polite and explain everything to you about the treatment. I would recommend this clinic to everyone.”
Dr. Bryan Scotson Smith
5 Star rating on Trusted Practitioner.
WE TREAT FUNGAL NAIL EVERY DAY.
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SAFE, EFFECTIVE FUNGAL NAIL TREATMENT WITH PROVEN CLINICAL RESULTS, WE CAN HELP.
FED UP WITH HAVING FUNGAL NAIL AND LOOKING FOR THE BEST CURE?
WANTING TO STOP YOUR NAIL FUNGUS FROM SPREADING?
HAVE YOU SPENT A SMALL FORTUNE ON NAIL LACQUERS THAT HAVEN’T WORKED?
We are fungal nail infection specialists.
On a daily basis we see a range of fungal nail infections, from those cases affecting just one or two toes, to severe cases across all ten toes. Patients may have spent a small fortune on over the counter fungal nail treatments, but sadly, clinical studies have proven that fungal nail lacquers are only effective in 22% of cases. Resigned to simply putting up with it, many people then just hide their feet away, where in the vast majority of cases it spreads to their other nails.
Thankfully, technology has now developed, allowing in the vast majority of cases, for it to be treated effectively in a clinical setting.
More highly targeted than traditional laser treatment of fungal nail, we believe that Photodynamic Activated Treatment (PACT) is the best and most effective fungal nail treatment as it allows us to treat the nail fungus:
Without harming any of the surrounding cells
With very high, CLINICALLY PROVEN, success rates
With NO known side effects
What is PACT treatment?
More highly targeted than a traditional laser, Photo Activated Treatment (PACT) is a method that has been used extensively in medicine since the 1990’s for the treatment of wound infections, tumours and skin diseases. It is a method used across specialisms ranging from Dentistry, Opthalmology, Oncology, and wound care to name a few. Podiatrists use the technology for the treatment of fungal nail (nail fungus). It works by using light at a frequency close to, but not in, the infra red level, selectively targeting the fungal cells with clinical precision, whilst leaving all other cells untouched and therefore unharmed. As a result there are no known side effects. It is one of the most effective fungal nail treatment methods being over 90% effective, and therefore due to its highly targeted nature considered by many to be the best fungal nail treatment method available.
AT YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT WITH US WE WILL:
Other conditions such as psoriasis of the nail need to be indentified/ruled out as these conditions don’t respond to fungal treatments, and a different course of action would need to be taken, which we can advise on. We want to be confident that the treatment we are offering in each case, is the right one for you. We often see patients who have been treating what they thought was a fungal infection without success, when in fact it wasn’t fungal at all!
For example, if tinea pedis can often be present without the patient realising. For fungal nail to be cured this must be treated first. This can be simply done, by following the instructions given by the podiatrist during your initial consultation.
We will explain the pros and cons of each treatment method, so you leave the appointment with all the knowledge required for you to decide how you want to move forward. For example, if fungal nail treatment is not suitable for you, we can manage the condition and provide fungal nail care, rather than treatment. We can also provide fungal nail removal if that is deemed the best way forward. For more information on fungus nail removal please see our nail surgery clinic page.
Examples of PACT treatment results…
Below are just a couple of our own case studies. The patients below had their final reviews at 6 months and these are photos showing their nails at this point (nails can take 18 months to fully grow).
HERE IS WHAT SOME OF OUR PATIENTS SAY…
I came to the clinic with fungal nail infection in 2 toe nails. In the clinic I was first assessed and then received pact treatment on both nails. Although I had to travel some distance for appointments , it has been well worthwhile as it has been successful so far. Without exception all the staff are very friendly caring and helpful. After treating the infection at home topically with prescription medication for several years this had been both tedious and unsuccessful. I am delighted that my nails now look healthy. It has been a pleasure receiving treatment at the clinic and I have no hesitation in highly recommending the clinic to anyone.
I was schedule for surgery on my foot, which would greatly improve my painful walking condition. Unfortunately I had a fungal nail infection & needed to have clear enough for the surgery to take place. I goggled for places that completed this treatment & chose the foot clinic in Darlington. From the first visit I knew I had chosen the right place. From the welcome at reception in to the clean clinical rooms, with experienced & knowledgeable staff, I felt my issue was in the right hands. The treatment & costs were fully explained as was the length of time it would take. My operation went ahead, & has made a difference to the quality of my life, meaning I can walk without pain, none of this would have been possible without the care I received from Ben, Nicola & Corrine. My last visit was tinged a bit with sadness as I had enjoyed my visits & chat with the staff, & looked upon them as friends. The treatment was as successful as I could have wished for, & equally the clinic has the most up to date treatments & equipment for many ailments. I was surprised at just how much they offer, from full gait assessments, to treating fungal nails..they do it all. I can not recommend this clinic & all that work there , highly enough. If you need anything these are the people to call.
EXCELLENT. The PACT treatment really works and ended up costing less than the over-the-counter so called remedies from the chemist. The staff are lovely and the offices bright and clean. Couldn’t recommend it enough.
Ready To Book?
Please call our reception team on 01325 639025 to book an appointment.
We are located in Darlington, Co. Durham, close to Middlesbrough, Stockton and Yarm in Teesside/Cleveland.
Frequently asked questions
What happens in a PACT treatment?
The treatment plan is safe, quick, pain free and highly effective and does not require a GP referral. It is also safe and effective for use on patients with Diabetes. PACT Treatment does not use any drugs or acids.
How long does the fungal nail treatment take to work?
What are Fungal Toe Nails?
What is a fungal nail infection?
What does fungal nail look like and how do I know if I have fungal nail?
How could I have developed a Fungal Toe Nail infection?
How can I be sure that I’ve got Fungal Toe Nails?
Is the treatment for toe nail fungus the same as for fingernails?
How does fungal nail medication compare with other treatments for nail fungus? Which is the best treatment for fungal nail infection treatment?
Topical fungus nail treatments that have to be applied everyday for between 1 and 2 years only have a 22% success rate, but they are not likely to cause side effects and it is therefore deemed a safe treatment option. The topical treatments used most often are amorolfine nail lacquer and tioconazole nail solution. Alone, they may not be able to clear the deeper parts of an infected nail, though regular removal of abnormal nail material with clippers or filing can help with this.
PACT treatment has no known side effects and has a 90% success rate.
How long does the fungal nail treatment take to work?
Is there anything else I need to do?
Most people present initially with toe nail fungus but it can affect fingernails as well. The advice for both finger and toenail fungus is the same in terms of e.g. hot washing towels, not sharing nail scissors etc.
If fungal nail treatment is not suitable what can I do?
Where is the clinic?
What geographical area do we cover for treatment?
Patients travel from all over the North to access the treatment, with many coming from the larger areas in the North East and North Yorkshire of Middlesbrough, Darlington, Stockton, Teesside, Sunderland, Hartlepool, Tyne-and-wear, York, Yarm, Durham, Cleveland, Thirsk and Northallerton.
Some helpful videos…
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Is it ever too late to treat fungal nail?
Fungal nail and damaged nails look so similar, how do I know which I have?