With summer coming many patients are coming in embarrassed about showing their feet at the beach or pool because of fungal or unsightly toenail. One new solution available at Arlington Foot and Ankle is a nail resin called KeryFlex. KeryFlex Nail Restoration is a safe, nonsystemic in-office application that restores the appearance of patient’s natural nails. The product is applied by a trained technician in podiatrists to remodel patients’ nails affected by fungus, nail dystrophies and trauma. The patented resin creates a flexible, non-porous nail that allows the remaining natural nails to grow. The KeryFlex nail provides a natural looking nail during oral anti-fungal therapies. It also provides an immediate cosmetic improvement to compliment laser fungal treatments. The KeryFlex nail is durable and unaffected by acetone, nail polishes or detergents While is is not a cure for fungus it does contain thymol as a preservative which has been shown to decrease fungal load on the nail. It is not uncommon for the appearance of the nail to improve when the nail resin is removed after 2 months for optional reapplication.