My New Nails
Updated: Jul 26, 2019
It is now sandal season!
Do you want people to see your feet?
If your nails are part of the reason you want to wear sneakers to the beach, then you need Frederick Foot & Ankle. We know how to help!
For the past 8 years, patients have walked in with a nail they were not proud of and left very happy to show off their feet! We perform this “magic” using Keryflex which is a flexible polymer that is painlessly applied directly on top of your nails.
Keryflex is the quickest way to achieve a natural looking nail in just one office visit. The entire procedure takes less than 20 minutes. The Keryflex material is healthy and breathable! Your new Keryflex nail looks, feels, and can be painted just like real nails.
Keryflex is used for multiple nail ailments: damaged nails, thickened nails, and discolored nails.
First, your nail/nails need to be assessed by a Podiatrist. A small piece of the nail may be biopsied, which is painless, to determine the reason for the discoloration and possible treatment, based on the pathology results. After this initial assessment, the nail may be trimmed and shaped. Finally, the Keryflex gel is applied and shaped to match your other nails. The gel is hardened under a UV light.
In less than 30 minutes after walking into the office, you can proudly walk out of the office and into your sandals.
Some things you need to know about the nail procedure:
- The Keryflex nail will grow out with your natural nail and will need to be filled in every 3 to 6 months, depending on how quickly your nails grow.
- Be cautions with direct pressure to your nail it can cause it to become loose and come off
- The procedure is painless
- Keryflex can be applied to all or one of your nails.
So go ahead, time to put on those sandals!
Frederick foot and Ankle is your one source for all of your lower extremity needs: keeping your feet pain-free and beautiful too!