KeryFlex is a cosmetic nail restoration system that uses polymer resins to cover up embarrassing toenails. It has special activators to create a natural-looking artificial nail. This system is beneficial for those who have oddly-shaped toenails, ridges, or discoloration on their toenails.
How KeryFlex Differs from a Rigid Acrylic Nail
KeryFlex differs from a rigid acrylic nail in that it is made using a flexible and durable resin. The nail bends with the natural movement of the toe(s) and is applied under the sanitary conditions of a medical office instead of a cosmetician. A naturally flexible nail ensures that your nail does not suffer any further trauma as it bends with the natural movement of the toes and feet.
The KeryFlex resin forms a non-porous artificial nail, which does not allow moisture to build between the natural nail and prosthetic nail. This barrier helps avoid any chance of fungal infections. It also allows your toenail underneath to grow naturally.
What to Expect
Dr. Tea will first evaluate your feet and toenails to determine if KeryFlex is right for you. If you are considered a viable candidate for KeryFlex use, Dr. Tea will prepare the nail bed, medically removing dead, damaged, or infected tissue from your toe to improve the healing potential of the remaining healthy tissue after the procedure is completed.
Next, Keryflex Bond is brushed onto the nail plate and nail bed. The resin builds up the nail and allows for the sculpting and contouring of the nail. A seal is applied after the modeling process is completed. And finally, ultraviolet light is used for a couple of minutes to harden the substances into a flexible artificial nail.
The application procedure typically takes between 15 to 30 minutes, depending on how much prepping and shaping the nail(s) need.
Who Can Use KeryFlex
If you suffer from embarrassing toenail discoloration or irregularity and want an immediate professional aesthetic solution, KeryFlex might be for you.
KeryFlex is different from a rigid acrylic nail as it is made up of a resin that is flexible and durable. The nail will bend with the natural movement of the toe(s) and is applied under the sanitary conditions of a medical office.
KeryFlex is a cosmetic nail restoration system and not a medical treatment for any underlying conditions. If your toenails need treatment for medical conditions and need more than simple aesthetic improvements, Dr. Tea will prescribe treatment as required.
It should be noted that use of KeryFlex is not recommended if you:
- Do not have at least 20% of a natural nail for the product to bond to
- Suffer from diabetes, circulation problems, or neuropathy
- Are pregnant
- Have suspicious pigmented lesions
- Have any underlying medical conditions that need to be treated first
Once KeryFlex has been applied, it is important to take care that you don’t damage the artificial nail with poorly designed footwear. It is recommended that you wear well-fitted shoes that do not apply pressure against the toenail to prevent damaging the prosthetic.
In all other matters, the KeryFlex nail can be treated exactly like your natural toenails. You can paint it with nail polish and use an acetone solution to remove the polish.
Although the exact time period will vary from person to person, the KeryFlex application generally lasts about 6-8 weeks, and reapplication is recommended after this time period.
You will see immediate results with the KeryFlex application. It improves the appearance of your discolored or unsightly nails. You can view a gallery of before and after pictures here.
KeryFlex at Pacific Point Podiatry in Freedom, CA
If you suffer from embarrassing toenail discoloration or irregularity and want an immediate professional aesthetic solution, KeryFlex might be for you. Call Pacific Point Podiatry at (831) 288-3400 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tea. For your convenience, you can also request an appointment online.