Blog 27 – KeryFlex: A Better Alternative To Acrylic & Fake Toenails

Blog 27 – KeryFlex: A Better Alternative To Acrylic & Fake Toenails

If you’re familiar with acrylic nails, then you have likely admired their shiny finish, however you have perhaps also experienced the discomfort they can occasionally bring.  Using acrylic nails can have both an up and downside to them.

At Bellevue Podiatry, we believe KeryFlex is a compelling, and arguably more complete, alternative.  This innovative nail restoration solution sidesteps many of the issues common with acrylic nails, offering a natural, flexible finish that adapts to the movement of your feet, ensuring both comfort and robustness. 

KeryFlex is more than just a cosmetic upgrade; it focuses your comfort and health.  However, we need to call out that it is not for everyone as certain factors like medical conditions and pregnancy should be considered. 

Furthermore, it’s crucial to note that although KeryFlex can “beautify” unsightly nails, it doesn’t address underlying health issues such as nails that are carrying a fungal infection

Interested to know more?  Then let’s delve deeper into the various aspects of KeryFlex and find out why it could be exactly the nail solution you’ve been seeking for your damaged or unsightly nails, particularly if you are considering acrylic nails as an option.

Understanding Acrylic & Fake Toe Nails Shortcomings

Acrylic nails, while popular, have numerous disadvantages that might deter some individuals from choosing them. 

One of the main issues is their artificial look, which is caused by their thickness and inflexibility.  These nails are susceptible to chipping, detaching, and breaking, necessitating frequent repairs.  This not only adds to the list of cons, but also presents an ongoing maintenance challenge. 

Cleanliness can also be an issue as these nails raise the chances of infections.  Allergic reactions to the chemicals in acrylic nails can also pose a potential hazard. 

It’s crucial to consider these points before settling on your choice of cosmetic toenail solution. 

Introduction to KeryFlex System for All Toe Nail Damage

One important thing to note about the KeryFlex system is that it provides a solution that closely mirrors the appearance of natural nails for those suffering from nail damage. 

Its key benefits include prolonged durability, enhanced resistance to water, bacteria, and fungal infections, making it a great cosmetic toenail solution choice. 

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The application process of KeryFlex is uncomplicated and can be accomplished in just one podiatry appointment, resulting in a cosmetic upgrade that very much resembles a natural toenail.  The KeryFlex solution must be applied by a trained Podiatry professional – you are not able to apply KeryFlex yourself.

When you weigh KeryFlex against traditional nail polish, the differences in durability and aesthetic appeal are significant. 

The advice for maintaining KeryFlex is straightforward – steer clear of direct heat for the first 48 hours after application and then treat them like your actual toenails (play sport, go swimming, whatever you would normally do). 

When it comes to cost, a comparison between KeryFlex and acrylics indicates that KeryFlex is a more economically sound choice given its durability.  As you can see in the above photo, viewing before and after images of KeryFlex treatments highlights the remarkable transformation.

Benefits of KeryFlex Nails over Acrylic & Fake Toenails

KeryFlex nails provides several key advantages in the world of cosmetic nail care.  Importantly, their natural-looking aesthetic very closely mimics that of actual nails.  Their lasting durability and resistance to common problems like water damage, bacteria, and fungus are also notable benefits. 

With KeryFlex, you can expect results that endure, offering improved hygiene thanks to the non-porous nature of the material.  This feature makes the nails resistant to water, bacteria, and fungus.  Furthermore, the system is hypoallergenic, making it an ideal choice for those with sensitive skin or allergies. 

The natural-looking aspect of KeryFlex nails enhances the beauty of your feet, even when they’ve suffered from trauma or damaged nails from fungal infections.

In our opinion, KeryFlex nails provide not just a better alternative to acrylics but also a healthier and more hygienic solution for your nail care needs. 

Ideal Candidates for KeryFlex

You might be contemplating whether you’re the right fit for KeryFlex.  From our experience using KeryFlex at Bellevue Podiatry, we have found the following candidates to get great results.

  • If you’re grappling with mild to moderate issues arising from an old nail fungus infection, or have noticed changes in your nail shape due to an injury, you could be the perfect candidate. 
  • KeryFlex could be the solution you need if you’re struggling with horizontal ridges or discolored nails, as it adeptly accomplishes nail restoration, restoring your nails to their original look. 

However, it’s not a one-size-fits-all solution.  If you’re afflicted with peripheral vascular disease, arterial insufficiency, or peripheral neuropathy, KeryFlex mightn’t be for you.  Always check with a professional before getting KeryFlex.

Likewise, it’s not advised if you have suspicious pigmented spots on your nails or are suffering from in-grown toenails.  KeryFlex is a great cosmetic nail solution for the vast majority of people suffering from damaged or unsightly nails… but not everyone.  Take the time to have your nails reviewed first by a trained professional.

Limitations of the KeryFlex Procedure

Despite the promising nail restoration solutions that KeryFlex provides, it’s essential to understand its limitations and precautions.  As mentioned, this procedure isn’t suitable for everyone, particularly those with certain medical conditions.  The potential risks can be significant for individuals with: 

  • Conditions like peripheral vascular disease or arterial insufficiency 
  • Peripheral neuropathy 

Also, side effects could occur if you have: 

  • Questionable pigmented lesions on your nail 
  • In-grown toenails 

Additionally, when considering KeryFlex, the cost comparison alone with other options could be a deciding factor.  Remember, KeryFlex is a cosmetic procedure, and it doesn’t treat diseases. 

Similar to other cosmetic enhancements, maintaining it is necessary. Therefore, it’s crucial to evaluate these aspects and seek a medical professional’s advice before choosing KeryFlex.  The team at Bellevue Podiatry are available to answer your questions.


In summary, in our professional opinion, KeryFlex nails stand out as a superior choice compared to traditional acrylics.  They boast flexibility, durability, and are compatible with human tissue, providing an instant aesthetic upgrade. 

Ideal for individuals with damaged toenails, KeryFlex nails move naturally with your movements, ensuring comfort and convenience, allowing you to be active in the same way as if your toenails were your own.

However, it’s important to note that they might not be the perfect fit for everyone and although your nails will look fantastic, KeryFlex does not treat any foot health concerns such as fungal nails.  Always seek professional advice to determine whether KeryFlex is the right option for you. 

Damaged and unsightly toenails are a common issue that is now readily treatable, don’t put up with it any longer.  Call the experienced team at Bellevue Podiatry on (03) 4237 7165 or book online to make an appointment and take the first step towards great looking toenails!

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