Although fungal toenails aren’t the most dangerous infection from a medical perspective, they can be extremely embarrassing for those who have them.
While your friends are getting their nails painted and throwing on their sandals, you might be hiding your discolored, ragged nails from the harsh light of day.
Fungal nails can also be exceedingly frustrating to deal with. Even though they’re caused by the same group of fungi responsible for athlete’s foot, they are much more resistant to treatment. The nail itself makes it more difficult for topical medications to reach their target.
And even once you kill the fungus, you still have to wait months for the ugly toenail to finally grow out and away!
At least that was the way it used to be.
But today, thanks to KeryFlex, we can give you back your beautiful, natural-looking toenails right away while we work behind the scenes to kill the fungus.
KeryFlex is a medical-grade nail restoration system that actually works. It allows us to repair the cosmetic damage on the exterior of the nail right away, so you don’t have to wait months and months to notice real improvement.
Under normal circumstances, covering up a fungal toenail infection with a fake nail is just about the worst thing you can do for your toe. Fake nails made from acrylics and other materials trap moisture between the fake nail and the real nail, which make the infection even worse.
But KeryFlex is different.
After the thickened nail is filed down, we repair and remodel it with the help of a medical-grade resin that bonds firmly to your natural nail tissue.
The material is non-porous, non-permeable, and flexible. It looks, feels, and moves just like an ordinary nail. You can even paint it and file it (though we do recommend that you do NOT use nail clippers).
KeryFlex appointments often last less than 30 minutes. A single application typically lasts around 6-8 weeks until new resin needs to be applied, but this process can be repeated as many times as necessary until the fungus has been cleared and the damage to your natural nail is gone.
The first thing we do is file down your nail as much as possible. Then we apply a layer of the bonding agent, and the KeryFlex resin on top of that. The resin is then cured under ultraviolet light for two minutes.
Once the nail has hardened, we’ll shape, smooth, and buff it so that it looks completely natural. Finally, we’ll add a top coat of sealant and cure again to make it all permanent.
No. KeryFlex is purely a cosmetic procedure. It does not affect the fungus living under the toenail.
However, KeryFlex does not interfere with treatment either—we do both at the same time. It’s the best of both worlds, because it allows us to give you instant cosmetic results while still working toward long-term clearing of the infection.
Fungal toenail treatment usually consists of oral antifungal medications, taken daily for a period of 6-12 weeks as necessary. The medication slowly kills off the fungi, preventing them from doing any more damage to your toenails.
While taking oral medications, we can continue to reapply KeryFlex as necessary until all the damaged portions of your natural nail have grown out and been replaced by healthy nail.
Once your fungal nails have been cured and you no longer need KeryFlex, you’ll want to make sure the problem is over for good! Fungal toenails unfortunately have a relatively high recurrence rate—unless you are diligent about preventative care!
To minimize the risk of re-infection:
So, are you ready to get your beautiful nails back—today, tomorrow, and beyond? Give us a call!
You can book an appointment with Trinity Foot Center in DeSoto, TX by calling (972) 293-9650 today.