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KERYFLEX & FUNGAL TOENAILS

KERYFLEX 

What is KeryFlex?

The patented resin creates a flexible, non-porous nail plate that allows the real nail to grow in a fungal free environment. The KeryFlex™ artificial nail bonds to any remaining nail tissue and nail bed to provide an exceptionally realistic looking plate during concurrent anti-fungal therapies such as oral medications. It transforms an unsightly, disfigured nail, providing an immediate cosmetic improvement to compliment fungal nail laser treatment and regular debridement with oral or topical treatment.

How Long Does KeryFlex Take & How Long Does it Last?

Treatment takes around 20 minutes and under normal conditions the KeryFlex™ restored nail will bond to the regrowing nail for up to 10 weeks !

The KeryFlex™ nail is durable and unaffected by acetone (nail polish remover), nail polishes or detergents. Restore your confidence in the appearance of your toenails with the KeryFlex™ Nail Restoration System.

What is the KeryFlex treatment process?

  1. Nail bed is prepared with debridement of the nail.
  2. KeryFlex Bond is brushed onto the nail plate and nail bed.
  3. KeryFlex Resin builds up the nail and allows sculpting and contouring of the nail.
  4. KeryFlex Seal is applied after the modeling process is completed.
  5. Ultraviolet light hardens the substances within 2 minutes.

Why choose KeryFlex?

  • Offers an additional option for damaged toenails
  • Provides for cosmetically pleasing nails during most antifungal treatment regimens
  • Will not irritate or cause further damage to the underlying nail or skin
  • Is unaffected by acetone, nail polishes or detergents
  • Is non-porous and will not allow moisture to penetrate between the natural and prosthetic nail

PACT® Toenail Fungus Treatment

In addition to Keryflex, you may consider Photodynamic Antimicrobial Therapy (PACT) which is used to treat fungal infection of the toenail.

It is estimated that fungal nail infections affect up to 1.6 million Australians, and before now there has been little success rate with most treatments and medications.

PACT® (Photodynamic Antimicrobial Therapy) is a PAINLESS method of treatment
which effectively kills bacteria, viruses and fungi on skin surfaces and toenails.

A single PACT nail fungus treatment session will involve the following:

  1. Our Podiatrists will firstly debride and remove all of the infected part of the nail.
  2. A special PACT nail fungus gel is then applied to the nail and left to absorb for 10 minutes. This gel stains the fungal cells making them sensitive to the light emitted by the scientifically tested PACT LED lamp.
  3. The PACT LED light is applied for 9.5 minutes penetrating the nail and destroying the fungal cells.

PACT nail fungus therapy is 100% safe with no known contra-indications. Repeated exposure to the light does not produce any adverse effects.

Book online now for a gap free* fungal toenail assessment (*if you have private health insurance, otherwise just $59) 

DO YOU SUFFER WITH ONGOING LOWER LIMB PAIN?

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Have you thought about dry needling?

What is dry needling you may ask.

Well, dry needling is a treatment which is designed to help relieve pain caused by a range of conditions. This treatment involves a very thin needle being pushed through the skin in order to stimulate a trigger point or a ‘knot’ within the muscle which may be causing pain. These trigger points can occur as a result of muscles being overworked through overuse.

 

Now, I know what you’re thinking...

How is dry needling any different than acupuncture?

Dry needling has a focus on stimulating specific trigger points within the body which are ultimately resulting in pain and disability. Additionally, with dry needling the needles are slowly inserted into the body and removed after a short period, whereas with acupuncture the needles are left in the body for some time. Dry needling is specifically designed to treat neuromuscular issues, with acupuncture being designed to address the flow of energy around the body and vital organs. 

 

What can I expect?

We often have patients tell us that they're scared of needles and therefore have not considered dry needling, however, you'll  be pleased to know that the needle used for dry needling is 10 times thinner than a regular needle.

When the needle is inserted it feels like a small twitch in the muscle. It’s been described as feeling like a slight ‘prick’ but is painless.

 

How many visits will I need?

We generally recommend 4 - 6 sessions in order to see positive and lasting results, however results can be seen in the first 24 hours after your dry needling session.

 

Common conditions that we have treated successfully with dry needling include the following;

Plantar fasciitis

Muscle sprain

ITB syndrome

Shin Splints

Achilles tendonitis

Joint dysfunction

Forefoot pain i.e. Morton’s Neuroma

Neuropathy

I've tried everything - is dry needling worth it?

Well, in many people’s opinions it is.

Personally, at Galleria Podiatry we have had very positive reactions from people who have had dry needling done. The results we have seen include a decrease in muscle pain, an increase in muscle function, and quicker recovery times from injury.

What can I expect after the treatment?

It is common to feel muscle soreness after the treatment where the needle has been inserted. It is recommended that you apply heat after the treatment rather than applying ice as head will likely cause the redevelopment of these trigger points.

What do I do next?

If you're interested in dry needling feel free to call and speak to one of our portraitists about your specific case, or you can book a NO OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSE* consultation by clicking the link below.

Yours in good health, Nic, Rachel and the Galleria Podiatry team

 

* No out-of-pocket expense if you have private health insurance. No insurance? No problem. Just pay $59.

 

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