Believe it or not, spring is just around the corner and that means warm weather shoe styles will soon appear. Sandals are a welcomed vision letting you know the cold days of winter will soon pass. For others however, sandals or open toe styles can be a challenge especially for those who are embarrassed by missing or damaged toenails.

There is good news for those with toenail woes. Thanks to new technology, damaged and missing toenails can be a thing of the past. A Certified Medical Nail Technician (CMT) can create a removable event nail or apply a safe prosthetic layer over existing damaged nails. The results are the appearance of a natural nail that can be painted with regular nail polish if the patient desires color on the nails.

Prosthetic Toenails are a great solution for those dealing with:

  • Dystrophic Nails
  • Misshapen Nails
  • Horizontal plate ridges
  • Spoon shaped nail
  • Damaged nail
  • Brittle and splitting nails
  • Post Onychomycosis or In treatment
  • Shedding nails

So what is the difference between acrylic nails obtained at a local nail salon versus prosthetic nails applied by a CMT?

Prostetic Nail Gels do not contain harsh chemicals versus acrylic nails such as:
HEMA (2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) known sensitizers: Methyl methacrylate, Acrylic acid, Methyl acrylate, Ethyl acrylate, Ethyl methacrylate, Bisphenol A-glycidyl methacrylate, n-Butyl acrylate, 2-Hydroxypropyl, Methyl 2-cyanoacrylate, and thyl cyanoacrylate. Quite a mouthful, eh?

Prostetic nail gels are natural-looking, while light and non-porous, providing a beautiful nail you will enjoy wearing. The gels are appropriately flexible, though strong, and thin to provide a natural appearance.

The UV light utlized during the nail creation process is state of the art and maintains the correct cure distance important to fully polymerize the product. It also allows the foot to be easily placed under the light, and has 4/9w bulbs inside, equaling 36w of light for maximum curing. The lamp cover also protects the eyes of the practitioner from exposure to UV rays. The certification is obtained after study and successful completion of nail creation, application and testing.

Now cveryone can enjoy beautiful toes year round.