“I’ve been meaning to do this for ages, but I never have time”
Let’s face it: our toenails take a beating. From being squashed inside tight and narrow-fitting footwear, being stubbed and having things dropped on them – to being vulnerable to fungal infections and conditions like psoriasis. There are a lot of things that can change the appearance of our toenails for the worse and transform them from their healthy pink to being white or yellow, brittle, flaky and having a moth-eaten appearance.
When we see many mums who come in to get their toenails sorted, a big message we get is that “I’ve been meaning to do this for ages, but I never have time”. And it’s no surprise – we see mums for foot pain that barely have a spare minute when they’re not on their feet, day after day.
So with Mother’s Day coming up so soon, here’s a great gift idea that your mum can enjoy the results of immediately: cosmetic nail restoration with Keryflex.
Cosmetic nail restoration, which we refer to as Keryflex, transforms nails in one appointment from being discoloured and damaged to being shiny, clear and healthy-looking. It does this by creating an artificial nail over the existing nail that feels and acts like a real nail. It doesn’t cause any damage to the nail beneath and it lets the original nail grow out while looking great.
Keryflex nails are light, flexible and natural – so they move naturally with the toes instead of rigid, damaging alternatives. The nail is non-porous and doesn’t allow moisture to penetrate between the natural nail and the Keryflex nail. This means it won’t irritate or cause further damage, and it won’t exacerbate any existing fungal nail infections or other conditions. In fact, Keryflex contains an antifungal (Piroctone Olamine) to help retard the growth of existing fungal infections.
Most importantly, as the nail is applied in our clinic by registered podiatrists, it is done so under very strict hygiene and safety protocols. We know many women are concerned about the fungal infections often caught from nail salons that don’t sterilise their instruments or have poor disinfection standards. This is where our processes excel – and mum can have peace of mind about the safety of her feet and nails.
We love that the Keryflex nail can be treated like a real nail – you can paint it, use acetone to remove polish, and pamper your feet. For many women, this gives them the confidence to wear open-toed sandals and shoes that they may otherwise avoid.
Here are some before and afters of the Keryflex treatment on a range of nails with different levels of damage.
For Keryflex to work, you only need approximately 15% of the nail at the base to apply the treatment – so don’t let a small or short nail stop you! It does mean that Keryflex can’t be applied to toes with no nail, as it bonds to the natural nail and not the skin.
Not long at all – Keryflex appointments take approximately 30 minutes, and the results are instant!
There are only a few instances where we wouldn’t recommend Keryflex nails as it is a very safe and effective treatment. Those with peripheral vascular disease, peripheral neuropathy, ingrown toenails, and conditions that affect their ability to feel their feet should have a check with our team first to assess their suitability. The same goes for women who are pregnant or have allergies to products that may be used in the system. Don’t worry – we never perform this treatment without checking a person’s suitability first. If you have any questions, just give us a call.
We love Keryflex as a thoughtful gift to have mum feeling great about her feet – and looking great too! For many mums, caring for their feet and nails is something they want to do, but often feel that they don’t have the time for or isn’t a priority given the demands of their day to day life. Your mum will feel amazing when she gets it done!
You can book mum in with us – or get a voucher for her treatment – by calling us on 1300-FX-FEET or book online here.