What Is KeryFlex®?
KeryFlex® is a painless, in-office application that restores the appearance of an individual’s natural nails. This system allows for a certified foot care provider to remodel an individual’s damaged nails affected by fungus, defects or trauma. The composite resin creates a flexible, but durable, non-porous nail that allows the remaining natural nail to grow. The KeryFlex® nail is an immediate cosmetic improvement providing a natural-looking nail.
- Offers another option for patients with damaged toenails
- Delivers immediate and significant cosmetic enhancement after one visit
- Looks and feels completely natural
- Provides for cosmetically pleasing nails during most antifungal treatment regimens
- Unlike rigid acrylic nails, flexibility allows KeryFlex® restored nails to bend with the natural movement of toes and feet
- Is compatible with human tissue and will not irritate or cause further damage to the underlying nail or skin
- Allows for the remaining nail to grow out naturally
- Is non-porous and will not allow moisture to penetrate between the natural and prosthetic nail
- Applied in the sanitary setting of a foot care provider
- Is unaffected by acetone, nail polishes or detergents
- Is available in two colors: natural and opaque
How Does It Work?
The KeryFlex® Nail Restoration System consists of three components:
- KeryFlex® Bonding Agent optimizes the adhesion of the KeryFlex Resin to the natural nail.
- KeryFlex® Resin is a lightweight, medical-grade gel used to build up the nail and allows for sculpting and contouring
- KeryFlex® Sealant is a UV curing top coat to seal the KeryFlex® nail making it non-porous and non-permeable.
What Should I Expect?
Once you and your foot care provider have determined KeryFlex® is right for you, the damaged nail is trimmed and filed down as much as possible. This may be performed with a nail clipper and or electronic file. Once the nail is prepared, the process of restoring the appearance of your nail begins. After applying a bonding agent, the resin is applied. This material is hardened with an ultraviolet light. The nail is then molded, shaped and filed smooth. Lastly, a sealant will be applied and cured with the light one final time. In most cases, the procedure can be completed in 30 minutes or less but depends on the condition of your nail and number of nails needing to be restored.