Kery-flex nail restoration provides immediate improvement in the appearance of unattractive toenails and is one of the services offered within our podiatry rooms in Erina.
The podiatrists at Erica Dash podiatry are not beauty therapists, nor will they apply nail polish to your toenails, they will however, cut and file your toenails and debride your callouses with sterile instruments.
Why Choose Kerry Flex?
Many people are embarrassed by the appearance of their nails. Kery-flex is their solution, the application of the composite resin allows the natural nail underneath to grow forward, and in many cases a healthy toenail is achieved. Kery-flex is not medicated and therefore is not a fungal nail treatment, it is purely cosmetic.
Kery-flex is often used in conjunction with laser treatment, as the Pin-pointe laser at Erica Dash Podiatry will kill nail fungus however, while waiting for your unsightly nail to grow out, Kery-flex hides the ugly nail and gives the appearance of a natural nail plate and the composite resin remains flexible for comfort.
Your cosmetic nails will last for approximately 8 weeks, depending on how fast your nails grow, during this time you can apply nail polish and safely remove your varnish with acetone and not disturb your cosmetic nail; as Kery-flex is not effected by nail varnish, acetone or detergents.
What Does The Procedure Involve?
As our patient, the reception team will welcome you, one of our friendly podiatrists will then take you into their private consultation room, where you will be assessed, given professional advice and a treatment plan will be written.
Upon acceptance of your treatment plan, you are able to relax and let our podiatrists take full care of you.
If it was determined you have a fungal nail, first we will treat the fungal toenail/s with our Pin-pointe laser, then if there is sufficient time remaining in your consultation, your podiatrist will apply Kery-flex.
A double appointment is required for both services to performed on the same day. Otherwise, it will be recommended you return for your cosmetic nail within a couple of days.
To create a quality, natural looking nail, your appointment will take approximately 30 minutes.
Your podiatrist may cut and file your unsightly nail/s, and after applying the bonding agent, the first step is to build the nail from the skin on the end of your toe back to the free edge of your damaged nail plate.
Next, a second layer of composite resin gel is applied to create a perfect-looking nail, and finally, a topcoat is applied to finish your new look a like nail. (See right image for before & after shots)
Ultra-violet light is used throughout the procedure to set your nail completely. Kery-flex can be applied to any nail, however, the most common nail treated cosmetically at Erica Dash Podiatry is the great toenail.
Why Choose Erica Dash Podiatry?
Erica Dash Podiatry has been servicing the Central Coast for 30 years and all of our podiatrists are qualified in the use of Kery-flex, and by following our treatment plans, you can be assured of achieving the best results for your overall health.
Our highly skilled team offers years of consistent results and experience so you can rest assured your feet are getting the best treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Contact You To Book an Appointment?
You are able to book an appointment by phoning the practice, or filling out our online form on this page, or you can even send us an email.
Who Shouldn't Have Kery-flex?
Kery-flex should be avoided if you are pregnant or a nursing mum. ask your podiatrist if Kery-flex is a service we can offer you.
What is Kery-flex Made Of?
Kery-flex is made of a polymer resin gel with special activators to create a both flexible and resistant nail plate.
How Long Does Kery-flex Last?
A single application of Kery-flex should last approximately 8 weeks, however it depends on the growth rate of your toenails.
Can I Use Nail Polish Over Kery-flex?
Yes, you can. Treat your cosmetic nail as you would one of your normal nails.
What Colour Is Kery-flex?
Kery-flex comes in two colours – natural and opaque.
Can a Cosmetic Nail be Applied to a Toe Without a Toenail?
No, there needs to be approximately 15% of a toenail left to adhere the Kery-flex as the product adheres to the nail plate not the skin beneath the nail.
What is the Difference Between Kery-flex and Acrylic Nails?
Kery-flex as the name suggests is flexible. Acrylic nails applied in beauty salons are rigid and not designed to flex and move with the toe. Acrylic nails are applied with harsh chemicals which can further damage the remaining nail plate and the skin beneath.
Is Kery-flex a Fungal Nail Treatment?
Kery-flex is not a fungal nail treatment. The resin is impregnated with Piroctone, an anti-fungal ingredient, but it is not an effective treatment for nail fungus.
Can I Trim My Own Nails When They Have Kery-flex?
Kery-flex should be filed with a nail file or emery board and never cut or trimmed with scissors.
Should I Avoid Certain Shoes After My Kery-flex Application?
Tight footwear, or shoes that are too small may cause your Kery-flex nail to rub and pop off.
How Is Kery-flex Removed From My Nail?
Kery-flex is permanently bound to the underlying nail. Your podiatrist can painlessly remove your cosmetic nail by gently drilling the top of the Kery-flex product until there is none left.