Foot and Ankle Wellness Center
Podiatric Medicine and Surgery located in Washington, DC
Consider Keryflex® treatment if you have thick, crumbly, or unsightly toenails that prevent you from wearing your favorite open-toed shoes. At Foot and Ankle Wellness Center in Washington, DC, the team uses the Keryflex nail restoration system to improve the cosmetic appearance of damaged, diseased, and unattractive toenails. Call the nearest office today to request a Keryflex consultation or book an appointment online.
What is Keryflex®?
Keryflex is a flexible, durable, and nonporous composite resin that repairs toenail damage from fungus, trauma, or defects.
During treatment, your Foot and Ankle Wellness Center provider applies the Keryflex solution to your nail beds using a handheld brush. The material dries instantly, improving your nails’ appearance without affecting their ability to continue growing and healing.
Who is a candidate for Keryflex treatment?
You may qualify for Keryflex treatment if you have damaged or infected toenails and at least 15% of your natural nail tissue remains.
Make sure to let your Foot and Ankle Wellness Center provider know if you have an underlying medical issue that affects your circulation, like peripheral vascular disease, arterial insufficiency, or peripheral neuropathy. In addition, let your provider know if you’re pregnant or nursing.
Is Keryflex a treatment for fungal toenails?
No. Keryflex isn’t an antifungal treatment. It’s used to improve the cosmetic appearance of your toenails. That said, Keryflex can be used alongside other toenail treatments, such as laser therapy, oral antifungals, or topical antifungals.
What does Keryflex treatment involve?
At Foot and Ankle Wellness Center, Keryflex treatment typically takes 15-30 minutes.*
Your provider reviews your medical records, asks about your symptoms, and examines your toes and toenails. If you have brittle, crumbly, or ragged nails and don’t have any circulatory problems, you qualify for treatment.
First, your provider applies a Keryflex bonding agent to each of your affected toenails. They then apply the composite resin on top, followed by a special sealant.
After applying each layer of the Keryflex solution, your provider points a UV light at your toenails. The UV light causes the Keryflex solution to harden and dry, restoring your nails to a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing condition.
Is Keryflex treatment permanent?
Keryflex composite resin isn’t permanent but lasts 6-8 weeks on average. More frequent applications may be necessary if you play sports, run, or spend the workday on your feet.
Examine your nails every night after taking your shoes and socks off. If your Keryflex nail has visible trauma or starts wearing down, contact Foot and Ankle Wellness Center immediately.
Call the nearest Foot and Ankle Wellness Center office today to explore the benefits of Keryflex treatment, or make an appointment online.
*Individual results may vary.
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