Patience is a virtue, but it’s one that has pretty much gotten lost in the shuffle of our modern life. Technology has certainly exacerbated this. People used to take pictures with actual cameras and had to make phone calls from home. That entailed waiting for film to be developed or waiting to get home.
Now we expect things to happen almost instantaneously. We pull out our phone, snap a picture, and then upload it to Facebook so everyone can see it right away. (By the way, if you aren’t already following us on Facebook, you definitely should!) Of course, sometimes things just take time. Such is the case for new nail tissue growing after fungal toenail treatment. The good news is that we can use KeryFlex to hide infected, discolored nails while the treatment works to eradicate the offensive fungus.
KeryFlex is a procedure wherein we build up an artificial nail using layers of resin that is long-lasting and looks completely natural. We start by debriding the damaged tissue to ensure that the resin will adhere properly. Then we apply a layer of resin and cure it for a couple of minutes. This process is repeated until a natural thickness has been achieved. Then we buff it, seal it, and you can head right out to whatever you had planned for your day!
The process is quick, only takes one appointment, and is absolutely safe. Your new nail will not only look natural, but you can also feel free to paint it as you would any other toenail. Plus, it lasts between 6-8 weeks (but we can also remove it early, if necessary).
This is truly an ideal solution for when fungal nails have created an unsightly appearance for your toenails. The procedure can accompany fungal nail treatment by covering up the discolored tissue, but still allowing your new keratin to continue growing. After enough time has passed, the KeryFlex will come off and you will have natural, clear nails to show off!
If you want to put the embarrassment of fungal toenails in your rearview mirror, make your plans today to stop by Heartland Foot and Ankle Associates! We want you to feel comfortable, not self-conscious, so let us help with KeryFlex and our other fungal nail treatment options. Simply reach out and contact our Bloomington, IL office by calling (309) 661-9975. Don’t forget, you can also use our online form to connect with us right now!