KeryFlex Specialist

Francine Rhinehart, DPM -  - General Podiatrist

Francine Rhinehart, DPM

General Podiatrist & Aesthetic Podiatrist located in Oak Cliff, Dallas, TX

Are you unhappy with the appearance of your toenails due to trauma, defects, or toenail fungus? If so, consider KeryFlex®. This safe, effective treatment can transform your toenails, providing stunning, natural-looking results. At her practice in Dallas, Texas, aesthetic podiatrist Francine Rhinehart, DPM, conducts KeryFlex treatment on-site as an outpatient procedure. Schedule an appointment today by booking online or calling the office and speaking with a friendly staff member.

KeryFlex Q & A

What is KeryFlex®?

KeryFlex is an advanced treatment used to remodel toenails affected by trauma, toenail fungus, or other abnormalities. It uses a medical-grade composite resin to create a flexible, but durable, non-porous nail, allowing your existing nail to continue growing.

KeryFlex quickly and safely improves the appearance of your toenails. This makes it possible to go barefoot or wear sandals and other open-toed shoes confidently.

What happens during a KeryFlex appointment?

During a KeryFlex appointment, you take off your shoes and socks and lie down on an exam table. Dr. Rhinehart then carefully applies a bonding agent, resin, and sealant to each of your affected toenails. 

Afterward, she points a special UV light at each toenail, hardening the KeryFlex resin. Each toenail takes about 15-30 minutes to complete.

Am I a good candidate for KeryFlex?

To determine if you’re a good candidate for KeryFlex, Dr. Rhinehart reviews your medical history, asks about your lifestyle and symptoms, and physically examines your toes and toenails. 

KeryFlex doesn’t bind to the skin, so you need to have at least 15% of natural toenail material available. 

Additionally, you should avoid KeryFlex if you have any of the following health problems: 

  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Arterial insufficiency
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Suspicious pigmented lesions on one or more nails
  • Ingrown toenails

You should also avoid KeryFlex treatment if you’re pregnant or you’re allergic to any of its ingredients.

How long do KeryFlex nails last?

KeryFlex nails are tough and incredibly durable, but they aren’t permanent. Dr. Rhinehart usually recommends you return to the office every 6-8 weeks for a new application. 

In rare instances, more frequent appointments may be necessary. This is particularly true if you participate in high-impact sports like long-distance running or mountain climbing.

Is it possible to combine KeryFlex with other toenail treatments?

KeryFlex isn’t a cure for fungal or damaged toenails as it only improves your toenails’ physical appearance. However, it’s possible to treat fungal toenails before or after the application of KeryFlex. 

For example, following KeryFlex treatment, you can apply a topical antifungal ointment around your cuticles. You can also receive laser treatment for fungal toenails before receiving your new KeryFlex nails.

Following KeryFlex treatment, what type of shoes should I wear?

Friction caused by shoes and socks can cause your KeryFlex nails to crack, chip, or wear away. Dr. Rhinehart recommends wearing comfortable, supportive shoes with a wide toe box. This can significantly lower your risk of damage or the need for more frequent follow-up appointments.

Schedule your KeryFlex appointment at Francine Rhinehart, DPM today. Book a consultation online, or call the office and speak with a friendly staff member.