The KeryFlex™ Toenail Restoration System: The Perfect Cosmetic Solution to Unsightly Toenails

About Keryflex™

The KeryFlex™ toenail restoration system developed by Pod-ADvance, Inc. It is a composite patented resin gel, which is insoluble to water. It seals the prepared nail bed, making it more resistent to recurrent infections. It is available in three colors: pastel, clear and natural, and works by creating a flexible, nonporous artificial nail, allowing remaining natural nail to re-grow! KeryFlex toenail restoration provides an immediate cosmetic solution to those suffering with toenail infections or malformations. It looks and feels completely natural, while delivering a variety of hues to match your natural nail bed. It is unaffected by acetone, nail polish, and detergents. The Keryflex™ System doesn’t irritate the skin, as it only sticks to the callous cells of the nail or the papillary roots. It will not bond to skin, allowing a natural edge to be fabricated.

It allows patients to use antimicrobial solutions to treat fungal infection, while providing cosmetically pleasing nails during oral or topical antifungal therapy or after pinpoint laser therapy. KeryFlex™ nail is durable, flexible and moves with the foot.

Ideal candidates for toenail restoration should have mild to moderate impairment however KeryFlex™ has been used to replace toenails that have been removed or fallen off with good results, but not as long lasting as for those who have at least 30% of their nail left.

Onychomycosis

Nail shape changes due to injury

Spoon shaped nails

Brittle and splitting nails

Split nails

Horizontal ridges

Discolored nails

Exclusion criteria are:

In-grown toe nails

Symptomatic peripheral vascular disease

Arterial insufficiency

Symptomatic peripheral diabetic neuropathy

Suspicious pigmented lesions on natural nail

Frequently Asked Questions

What is KeryFlex™?

KeryFlex™ 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.

How long does it take to apply KeryFlex™?

On average, in experienced hands, a podiatrist can complete the application of KeryFlex™ Bond, KeryFlex™ Resin, and KeryFlex™ Seal, with curing time included, in 10-15 minutes for the hallux. Initially, you should allow 15 minutes for an application of KeryFlex™ to the hallux.

After KeryFlex™ is applied, how soon must I return for another application?

The interval between applications will vary according to the individual, but in general, the time between applications is six to eight weeks.

What if I want to have a KeryFlex™ nail removed?

If you want to have the nail removed, the podiatrist can dremel the artificial nail until it is no longer attached to the natural nail.

What are the components of the KeryFlex™ Nail Restoration System?

The components consist of the following:

KeryFlex™ Resin: Urethane acrylate oligomer, aliphatic polyesterurethane acrylate, HPMA, polyesterurethane acrylate, silica, piroctone olamine, BHT, p-hydroxyanisole, hydroquinone

KeryFlex™ Bond: Alcohol, HEMA, aqua (Water), acylphosphine, pentaerythrityl tetra-di-t-butyl hydroxyhydrocinnamate, piroctone olamine, BHT, p-hydroxyanisole

KeryFlex™ Sealant: DI-HEMA Trimethylhexyl dicarbamate, polyetherpolyol tetraacrylate, polyesterurethane acrylate, silica, acylphosphine, benzoyl isopropanol, BHT, p-hydroxyanisole

Is KeryFlex™ a treatment for onychomycosis and related nail disorders?

KeryFlex™ is NOT a treatment for onychomycosis or related nail disorders. KeryFlex™ is designed for use as a cosmetic to make a patient’s nail appear more attractive.

Have any adverse events of side effects been reported with KeryFlex™ use?

The manufacturer of KeryFlex™, Wilde GmBH, has not reported any adverse events with the use of KeryFlex™ according to the manufacturer’s directions.

Can I use nail polish and nail polish remover on a KeryFlex™ nail?

Yes, you can use nail polish and nail polish remover on a KeryFlex™ nail.

A KeryFlex™ toenail restoration looks to be a nearly perfect solution for those who have suffered with unsightly toenails due to toenail fungus infections, distance running or injuries to the nails. It's a brand new procedure, which I predict we will be hearing a lot more about in the future. The KeryFlex™ Toenail Restoration System is a perfect treatment to combine with pinpoint laser treatments. If you've been contemplating trying these new laser treatments for your toenail fungus, click here to read about this brand new procedure. If you are struggling with toenail fungus or unsightly toenails, click here to fill out a free information request. We will identify your needs, make suggestions for treatment options and if necessary, find a doctor who provides the KeryFlex™ Toenail Restoration System in your area. The cost is around $150 and lasts for 2-3 months. See the right hand column for information on finding a provider.  

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