If your nail is damaged or requires surgical removal because of toenail fungus or trauma, you don’t have to live with the embarrassment and discomfort of nail loss. At concierge podiatric practice Quantum Foot and Ankle Group, PC, J. Adrian Wright, DPM, MS, uses the latest innovation in nail restoration — KeryFlex® — to give you a natural-looking and durable new toenail. The KeryFlex nail stays in place as your own nail grows out below it. Learn how you can reclaim your confidence with KeryFlex treatment by calling the Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, office or scheduling an appointment online today.
KeryFlex is a method of nail restoration for damaged or deformed nails. If you’ve lost a significant portion of your natural nail or need nail removal, Dr. Wright can create a durable, natural-looking composite resin replacement with KeryFlex.
Dr. Wright can perform KeryFlex restoration even if you have as little as 15% of your natural nail left. Your KeryFlex nail stays in place as your own natural nail grows back beneath it.
Once your natural nail grows back, Dr. Wright can remove the KeryFlex nail in the office if you wish.
KeryFlex can be an excellent restoration option if you have any of the following nail problems:
If you hate the appearance of your nails and feel too embarrassed to show your feet, KeryFlex could be ideal.
A few groups of people can’t get KeryFlex, including those with peripheral vascular disease, peripheral neuropathy, ingrown toenails, or pigmented nail lesions. If you’re pregnant or nursing, it’s best to delay treatment.
Dr. Wright starts by trimming and filing the damaged nail to shape it properly. Then, he applies the KeryFlex bonding agent, which creates ideal adhesion for the nail resin.
Dr. Wright applies the nail resin to build up the new nail. He hardens the new nail using a UV light.
He shapes and buffs the new nail, and then applies a sealant to make the nail non-porous and non-permeable. Dr. Wright completes the KeryFlex treatment with another short session under the UV light.
Usually, the process takes around 15-30 minutes for one nail. KeryFlex nail restoration is painless and requires no anesthesia.
Dr. Wright gives you specific aftercare guidelines when he performs your nail restoration. In general, you can treat the KeryFlex nail much like a natural one.
This includes using nail polish and nail polish remover. You can also file the KeryFlex nail lightly to maintain the desired nail length, but shouldn’t clip or cut your nail.
You’ll return to Quantum Foot and Ankle Group, PC once every 6-8 weeks to restore the nail and keep it looking beautiful and healthy.
To restore a damaged nail in just 30 minutes, call Quantum Foot and Ankle Group, PC or book an appointment online today.