Back in March 2023, we were delighted to launch Nail Reconstruction with Toe Flex in clinic, after Sarah, our Foot Health Practitioner, added it to her list of services.
The results are incredible and as we head into summer, and our toes will be on show more, it might be time to remedy that nail you’ve been hiding all winter.
But what does the process actually involve? Here’s a step-by-step guide:
1. Firstly, we need to prepare the nail by removing any loose nail and debris and smooth any ridges, thin the nail if needed and remove the dust and oils by cleaning the area with isopropyl alcohol.
2. We then apply a primer to the nail and cure it under LED light for 60 seconds. The primer dehydrates the nail plate and helps ensure optimal adhesion for the Toeflex.
3. Then we can build the nail using the Toeflex hybrid gel. We add a small amount of the product to the nail using a spatula and gently manipulate it to form a nail.
4. Once satisfied with the shape and look it is cured under LED for 60 seconds.
5. An elastic topcoat can be applied for a high gloss finish. This is applied like a regular nail polish and cured under LED light for 60 seconds.
6. For a matt natural look or if the nail is to be painted, the topcoat does not need to be applied.
Toeflex is flexible and behaves like a natural nail. It is suitable for all clients and can last a couple of months.
If you have any questions, you can visit our dedicated page on our website, or please do not hesitate to contact us.
Sarah Fincken – Foot Health Practitioner
Read more about Sarah in 'Our Team' section