COMMON QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT KERYFLEXTM
What is KeryFlexTM?
KeryFlexTM is a nail restoration system that uses polymer resins and special activators to create a durable, yet flexible artificial nail when exposed to a certain frequency of ultraviolet light. KeryFlexTM is an aesthetic product that covers unsightly toenails and helps restore damaged nails (where 30% of your natural nail already exists). It may also be used in conjunction with oral, topical, and laser treatments for onychomycosis (fungal infection of the toenail).
How Does KeryFlexTM Work?
The nail bed is prepared, with debridement of the nail. KeryFlexTM Bond is brushed onto the nail plate and nail bed. KeryFlexTM Resin builds up the nail and allows sculpting and contouring of the nail. KeryFlexTM Seal is applied after the modeling process is completed. Ultraviolet light hardens the substances within 2 minutes.
How long does it take to apply?
Initially, you should allow 15 minutes for an application of KeryFlexTM to each nail (i.e., for both great toenails estimate a 30 minute appointment).
How long will KeryFlexTMtreatments last?
Because KeryFlexTM is a permanent polymer, you should be prepared to commit to your KeryFlexTM treatment. The polymer will remain attached to your nail(s) for at least 6 months until your new, natural nail grows enough to replace the KeryFlexTM nail.
Is KeryFlexTM a treatment for onychomycosis and related nail disorders?
KeryFlexTM is NOT a treatment for onychomycosis or related nail disorders. KeryFlexTM is designed for use as a cosmetic to make a patient’s nail appear more attractive.
Does KeryFlexTM have any side effects?
KeryFlexTM has no known side effects for those who use the product according to the maker's and your podiatrist's specifications.
Can I use nail polish and nail polish remover on a KeryFlexTM nail?
Yes, patients can use nail polish and nail polish remover on a KeryFlexTM nail.
Why is KeryFlexTM a better option than having a salon create a sculputred nail?
KeryFlexTM is a non-porous and flexible material, whereas salon products are porous and inflexible. The salon product may allow organisms, including fungus, to reach your nails and create a discoloration under the nail plate. If you try to run or walk while wearing a salon-created nail, you may find that your entire nail may be accidentally ripped off because the sculptured nails are made of a very rigid material. KeryFlexTM is created by your podiatrist and moves with your feet and toes the way a natural nail would.
What if I want to have the KeryFlexTM nail removed?
If the patient wants to have the nail removed, the podiatrist can debride the artificial nail until it is no longer attached to the natural nail.
How do I schedule a KeryFlexTM treatment?
An initial consultation is needed to assess the toenail, nail bed and surrounding skin and to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure. This may be part of a new patient evaluation or as part of a return visit with our doctor. If you are a good candidate, you will be scheduled to return for a separate appointment for your KeryFlexTM treatment.
How much does KeryFlexTM cost?
The KeryFlexTM kit and application on 1st nail is included in the initial price. The KeryFlexTM kit includes enough material to create 10 KeryFlexTM nails but must be used at the time the package seal is broken. Please refer to our current online fee schedule for details.
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