habit tic


A habit tic is a condition that often is the result of nervous habits, including picking at, playing with, or stroking the nails constantly. Thumbnails are often damaged by another nail. You can service a client with a habit tic, being sensitive to the fact that she may not be able to easily quit this damaging habit.

 

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A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert: Habit Tic

January 3, 2017

In this month’s column, Dr. Stern discusses habit tic, a nail defect that occurs as a result of repetitively picking or pushing back the cuticle. You might be surprised to learn that super glue can play a part in its treatment.

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