Frequently Asked Questions
What is KeryFlex?
KeryFlex is a nail restoration system that uses polymer resins and special activators to create a durable, yet flexible artificial nail when exposed to a certain frequency of ultraviolet light.
How long does it take to apply KeryFlex?
On average, in experienced hands, a podiatrist can complete the application of KeryFlex Bond, KeryFlex Resin, and KeryFlex Seal, with curing time included, in 10-15 minutes for the hallux. Initially, you should allow 15 minutes for an application of KeryFlex to the hallux.
After Keryflex is applied, how soon must the patient return for another application?
The interval between applications will vary according to the patient, but in general, the time between applications is six to eight weeks.
What if the patient wants to have a KeryFlex nail removed?
If the patient wants to have the nail removed, the podiatrist can dremel the artificial nail until it is no longer attached to the natural nail.
Is KeryFlex training being conducted through Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine (TUSPM)?
Yes, third and fourth year students at TUSPM are being trained to use KeryFlex to prepare them for applications of the product as they enter private practice.
How do I purchase KeryFlex patient kits for my patients?
Go to contact page, print enrollment form and fax completed form to 866-397-7015.
Are the KeryFlex patient kits reusable?
No. To minimize the risk of infection or reinfection, and to ensure proper performance of the resin, the KeryFlex patient kit has been designed for single use with one patient. When you have finished using the KeryFlex kit with a patient, any remaining material must be discarded.
Can patients use nail polish and nail polish remover on a KeryFlex nail?
Yes, patients can use nail polish and nail polish remover on a KeryFlex nail.
What are the components of the KeryFlex Nail Restoration System?
The components consist of the following:
|KeryFlex Resin||Urethane acrylate oligomer, aliphatic polyesterurethane acrylate, HPMA, polyesterurethane acrylate silica piroctone olamine, BHT, p-hydroxyanisole hydroquinone, Clear: Methylbenzoylformiate, Opaque: Titanium dioxide, Methylbenzoylformiate, Pastel: Titanium dioxide, CI 45410:2, CI 15850,methylbenzoylformiate|
|KeryFlex Bond||Alcohol, HEMA, aqua (Water), acylphosphine, pentaerythrityl tetra-di-t-butyl hydroxyhydrocinnamate, piroctone olamine, BHT, p-hydroxyanisole|
|KeryFlex Sealant||DI-HEMA Trimethylhexyl dicarbamate, polyetherpolyol tetraacrylate, polyesterurethane acrylate, silica, acylphosphine, benzoyl isopropanol, BHT, p-hydroxyanisole|
Is KeryFlex a treatment for onychomycosis and related nail disorders?
KeryFlex is NOT a treatment for onychomycosis or related nail disorders. KeryFlex is designed for use as a cosmetic to make a patient’s nail appear more attractive.
Have any adverse events of side effects been reported with KeryFlex use?
The manufacturer of KeryFlex, Wilde GmBH, has not reported any adverse events with the use of KeryFlex according to the manufacturer’s directions.