KeryFlex%u2122 Nail Restoration System
The KeryFlex%u2122 Nail Restoration System returns toenails that have been damaged by onychomycosis (nail fungus) to their original appearance. The KeryFlex system users polymer resins to create a sturdy, natural-looking artificial nail that covers the fungal nail in order to make it look normal. According to its manufacturer, Pod-Advance, "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."
The KeryFlex procedure is performed in-office, and usually takes about 15 minutes per nail to complete. First, most of the damaged nail is removed, and a bonding agent called KeryFlex Bond is applied to the nail plate and nail bed. Then, KeryFlex Resin, which has a gel-like consistency, is applied to what is left of the nail, building it up as much as necessary. The nail is then contoured and sculpted, and KeryFlex Seal is applied to the top when the nail has a satisfactory appearance. The nail is then placed under an ultraviolet light, which hardens the nail, for approximately two minutes.
After the procedure, patients can immediately return to their day-to-day activities. Nail polish, acetone and detergents can be safely used on nails rebuilt using the KeryFlex Nail Restoration System.