Keryflex

Dr. Afsaneh  Latifi -  - Podiatrist

Dr. Afsaneh Latifi

Podiatrist located in Upper Eastside, New York, NY

Keryflex Specialist
Dr. Latifi provides patients with KeryFlex® nail restoration services to help maintain the look of healthy nails while treatment and recovery for other nail conditions are completed. Treatments can be received at Lenox Hill Podiatry located in the Upper East Side, New York City, NY.

Keryflex Q&A

by Dr. Afsaneh Latifi

What is KeryFlex?

KeryFlex is a nail restoration procedure which utilizes polymer resins and special activators to fabricate a durable and flexible artificial nail when exposed to a particular frequency of ultraviolet light.

How Long Does It Take to Apply KeryFlex?

For most patients in the hands of an experienced professional, the application of KeryFlex Bond, KeryFlex Resin, and KeryFlex Seal, with the curing time included, can be completed in 10 to 15 minutes for the big toe. In the beginning, patients should allow for at least 15 minutes for the application of KeryFlex to the big toe.

What is the KeryFlex Procedure Like?

    • The nail bed is prepared, this process is known as debridement
    • KeryFlex Bond is applied onto the nail plate and bed
    • KeryFlex Resin builds up the nail and prepares it for sculpting and contouring
    • KeryFlex Seal is applied following the completion of the modeling process
    • Ultraviolet light hardens the substances in about 2 minutes

  

After KeryFlex is Applied, How Soon Do I Have to Return for Another Application?

Depending on the patient the time frame may vary. However, in most situations the time between applications is roughly 6 to 8 weeks.

Can I use Nail Polish and Nail Polish Remover on a KeryFlex Nail?

Yes, patients can apply polish and use nail polish remover on any KeryFlex nail.

What if I Want to Have a KeryFlex Nail Removed?

If the individual wishes to have the nail removed, the podiatrist can use a Dremel on the artificial nail to shave it down until it is no longer secured to the natural nail.

What are the Benefits of KeryFlex System?

    • Won’t irritate the skin
    • Solely adheres to the callous cells of the nail or the papillary roots
    • Doesn’t bond to skin, letting a natural edge be made
    • Patients can use antimicrobial solutions to treat fungal infection while having an appealing nail
    • Offers cosmetically pleasing nails throughout oral antifungal treatment
    • KeryFlex nail is flexible, durable, and moves with the person’s foot

Who are the Ideal Candidates?

Those who have mild to moderate impairment from:

  • Onychomycosis
  • Nail shape fluctuations from injury
  • Spoon-shaped nails
  • Brittle or splitting nails
  • Split nails
  • Horizontal ridges
  • Yellowed or discolored nails