Blog Post

Making Ugly Nails Sandal-Ready

Making Ugly Nails Sandal-Ready

March 29, 2019

Do you avoid beach days and wearing open-toed shoes because you are embarrassed about the appearance of one or more of your toenails? At First Coast Foot & Ankle Clinic, we see many patients who have nails that are discolored, thickened, crumbling or flaking. There are several causes of nail disfigurement:

  • Fungal toenail infection
  • Trauma
  • Nail Disorders

In most cases, restoring the natural appearance of the nail can take a long time. To grow out a toenail entirely can take 12-18 months. If you are being treated for a fungal nail infection with oral or topical medications, it can take 6 months or more for the fungus to be eliminated.

KeryFlex Nail Restoration

Fortunately, you don’t have to wait that long to start to enjoy wearing sandals and open shoes. We offer KeryFlex, a nail restoration system that can be used during fungal nail treatments or while you wait for a traumatized nail to grow out. This safe, non-systemic treatment can be applied right in our Jacksonville office. It allows our podiatrists, Dr. Vimal A. Reddy and Dr. Jeffrey Brimmer, to remodel your nail to create a pleasing appearance. We simply use a patented resin brushed onto the nail plate that allows the nail to be re-sculpted and contoured.

KeryFlex has a number of benefits:

  • Creates a non-porous nail surface that allows your nails to continue to grow naturally
  • Allows patients to use antimicrobial solutions to treat a fungal nail infection
  • Durable, unaffected by detergents or acetone
  • Nails can be polished with regular nail polish
  • Does not irritate the skin or bond to it
  • Looks natural and beautiful

Are you ready to stop hiding your nails in closed-toed shoes? Then contact our Duval County office by calling: 904-739-9129 today and make an appointment to start changing the appearance of your toenails.