Keryflex is a safe aesthetic application which restores the appearance of natural nails. The system allows for remodeling of nails affected by fungus, defects and trauma. The Keryflex nail is an immediate cosmetic improvement providing a natural-looking nail. It is durable and unaffected by acetone, nail polishes or detergents.
How long does a Keryflex treatment take?
This really depends on how many nails require reconstruction. On average the multi-stage application will take from 15 to 30 minutes.
How long does an application last?
The interval between applications will vary depending on a number of factors. In General the time between applications is in the order of 6 to 8 weeks.
Can Keryflex help me if I have no nail?
Unfortunately no. Keryflex does not bond to skin, so at least 15% or more of the nail must be present for the application to work.
Is Keryflex just an acrylic nail?
No, acrylic nails are rigid and do not bend with the natural movement of the toes. As a result, acrylic nails applied to the toenails can cause micro-trauma to the nail bed. Acrylic nails are also applied using strong acids which irritate the nail bed and damage the existing nail.
KeryFlex is flexible, yet durable, and designed specifically for the toes. It's free of harsh acids used in salon systems. KeryFlex is non-porous and will not allow moisture to permeate and get between the natural and prosthetic nails. KeryFlex's medical grade resin is impregnated with the hydroxypyridone antifungal ingredient Piroctone.
Do I have to see a Podiatrist to get Keryflex?
Yes. The KeryFlex Nail Restoration is available exclusively through properly trained podiatrists and is always applied in the sanitary setting of a podiatry office.
Can a Keryflex nail be trimmed?
A Keryflex nail should NOT be cut or clipped, but can the filled with a nail file or emery board to maintain a normal length.
Can nail polish be applied over a new KeryFlex nail?
A KeryFlex nail is unaffected by acetone, nail polishes or detergents. Nail polish maybe applied immediately after the KeryFlex sealant is cured.
Can KeryFlex be used in combination with topical antifungal treatments?
Yes. While KeryFlex is not a treatment for fungal nails, a topical antifungal may be applied around the cuticle area. A KeryFlex nail is non-porous and impermeable so application directly to the nail surface is not recommended.
Will continued exposure to the sun wearing open toe shoes lighten or weaken a KeryFlex nail?
No. KeryFlex was formulated with ingredients to protect against potential sun damage and yellowing.
Is Keryflex safe for use with children?
There is no contraindication for use in children under the age of 18. Application is at discretion of the podiatrist.
Are there any prohibitive footwear choices not recommended after applying KeryFlex?
Friction against shoes may cause a KeryFlex nail to chip, crack and reduce its overall integrity. Comfortable & properly fit shoes are recommended.
Is KeryFlex a cure for fungal nails?
No. KeryFlex is an aesthetic procedure designed to improve the appearance of toenails damaged by onychomycosis and other nail disorders.