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Skin Care Experts See Surge in Allergic Reactions to Nail Products

June 26, 2017  | Article

Don't Try This At Home: Increased consumer home use of products containing chemicals to bond and cure acrylic and gel nail treatments are causing the problem.  When used correctly and with the correct equipment by trained professionals, the chemicals are harmless.

Keywords: allergic reactions   client health  

Send In Your Fungal Nails With the MediNail OnychoTest

June 12, 2017  | Video

MediNail offers the world's first home DNA self-test for fungal nails and bacterial biofilm. Simply "Clip It, Bag It and Ship It" and you can get your results in as little as 2-3 weeks. Visit www.onychotest.com for more information.

Keywords: fungal infections   fungus   MediNail   onycholysis   onychomycosis  

Something to Talk About: White Superficial Onychomycosis

April 28, 2017  | Article

White superficial onychomycosis may appear as a dusting on the tops of your clients’ toenails and requires lab results to diagnose accurately. Here’s what do to if you suspect this powdery culprit.

Keywords: fungus   onychomycosis   white superficial onychomycosis  

A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert: Yellow Nails

March 17, 2017  | Article

In this month’s column, Dr. Stern discusses yellow nails. Causes range from cosmetic concerns — like polish staining — to medical conditions such as fungus, onycholysis, and yellow nail syndrome.

Keywords: Dr. Dana Stern   fungal infections   onycholysis   onychomycosis   polish staining  

Don’t Be Daunted by Damaged Nails

February 28, 2017  | Article

The next time you get a client with damaged nails in your chair, don’t fret. These tips and tricks will help you save your clients’ nails and put some extra revenue in your pocket.

Keywords: damaged nails   Famous Names   IBX   moisturizer   peeling nails  

Something to Talk About: Ringworm

January 27, 2017  | Article

Though the name suggests a subcutaneous creepy crawler, ringworm is not a worm at all. Keep reading to learn other fun facts to share with clients who suffer from this troubling tinea.

Keywords: fungus   ringworm   skin conditions   Something to Talk About  

Vité 20 Brush-On

January 3, 2017  | Product

Safe to use over nail polish and acrylics without compromising the color coating, Vité 20’s Brush-On is a maximum strength topical treatment that kills fungus, according to the manufacturer.

Keywords: antifungals   fungal infections   fungus   fungus treatments   Vite 20  

Tammy Taylor Fresh Nail

January 3, 2017  | Product

Fresh Nail from Tammy Taylor is an effective remedy for the common bacterial infection of the nail plate, pseudomonas (AKA greenies).

Keywords: bacterial infections   disease treatment   fungus treatments   nail treatments   pseudomonas  

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

January 3, 2017  | Article

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.

Keywords: Dr. Dana Stern   habit tic   The Nail Doctor  

MMA Fighter Toughens Up with Gel Toes

December 27, 2016  | Article

“I’m using gel because of its durability and because it makes my nails tough, so the nail is protected when kicking against a hard surface,” says Lightweight MMA fighter Damon Tavangar.

Keywords: gels   nail strengtheners  

Blaine Labs Vité 20 Brush-On Antifungal

October 6, 2016  | Product

Vité 20 Brush-On is a no-mess and very discreet antifungal solution that kills the skin fungus that causes nail fungus.

Keywords: antifungals  

Something to Talk About: Beau’s Lines

September 27, 2016  | Article

Beau’s lines are a telltale sign of trouble. However, by the time a nail tech identifies them, the only thing left to do may be to cover up the evidence.

A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert: Brittle Nails

September 23, 2016  | Article

In this month’s column, Dr. Stern discusses the causes of brittle nails and explores treatment myths and solutions.   

Keywords: acetone/removal products   biotin   brittle nail syndrome   brittle nails   Dr. Dana Stern  

Footlogix Anti-Fungal Nail Tincture Spay

September 16, 2016  | Product

Help heal client’s toenails from the inside out with the Anti-Fungal Nail Tincture Spay from Footlogix.

Keywords: antifungals   feet   Footlogix  

Gehwol Callus Cream

August 18, 2016  | Product

Remove annoying calluses within 28 days with Gehwol Callus Cream.

Keywords: callus   callus treatments   feet   Gehwol  

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