An Immediate & Innovative Solution To Damaged Nails
Nail Restoration System
KeryFlex Nail Restoration is a painless, in-office application that restores the appearance of an individual’s natural nails. This system allows for a certified 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. It is unaffected by acetone, nail polishes or detergents.
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: clear and opaque
How does it work?
Similar to a dentist bonding a tooth, KeryFlex Nail Restoration is a procedure in which a resin material is applied and hardened with a special light, “bonding” the material to the nail to restore or improve the nail appearance.
How long does it take to apply Keryflex?
A foot care provider can complete the application of KeryFlex Bonding Agent, KeryFlex Resin, and KeryFlex Sealant, with UV light curing time included, in 15-30 minutes depending on the how many nails needs to be reconstructed.
How long does Keryflex last?
The interval between applications will vary according to the individual, but in general, the time between applications is 6 to 8 weeks. Rarely, a KeryFlex nail may detach from the natural nail. This can occur with repeated trauma to the KeryFlex nail. For example, with long-distance running, when individual has a small natural nail segment or the nail edge has extended beyond the tip of the toe.
Can restoration be done on a toe with NO natural nail?
KeryFlex does not bind to skin, therefore, the presence of at least 15% of the natural nail is recommended.
How is a Keryflex nail removed?
A KeryFlex nail becomes permanently bound to the natural nail. To remove the nail, a foot care provider can file the artificial nail utilizing an electric drill until it is no longer attached to the natural nail.
Have there been any reported allergies to Keryflex ingredients?
In rare cases, allergies (redness, irritation) have been reported.
Who should not use Keryflex?
KeryFlex is not for everyone. KeryFlex Nail Restoration should not be used on individuals with peripheral vascular disease, arterial insufficiency, peripheral neuropathy, suspicious pigmented lesions on the nail or in-grown toenails. It should be avoided in patients who are pregnant, nursing or known to be sensitive or allergic to any of its ingredients.
Are there any precautions individuals should be aware of prior to a Keryflex procedure?
It is recommended that patients refrain from using any products on the natural nail 2 days prior to a KeryFlex procedure.
Is Keryflex a cure for fungal nails?
No. KeryFlex is an aesthetic procedure designed to improve the appearance of toenails damaged by fungus and other nail disorders.
How does a Keryflex nail differ from an acrylic nail?
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 damage to the layer of tissue under the nail (nail bed). Acrylic nails are also applied using strong acids which irritate the nail bed and can further 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.
Will continued sun exposure or wearing open toe shoes lighten or weaken a Keryflex nail?
No. KeryFlex was formulated with ingredients to protect against potential sun damage and yellowing.
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.
Can a Keryflex nail lift or pop off?
If lifting of the KeryFlex nail is going occur, it will typically occur within the first 3 days after application. Lifting will occur and is to be expected when a very small nail natural segment is present.