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Don’t Be Sidelined by Allergies or Irritations

July 25, 2016  | Article

A new way of looking at the problem of salon-related allergies and contact dermatitis can reduce the likelihood of suffering from a condition that could end your career.  

Keywords: allergic contact dermatitis   allergic reactions   contact dermatitis   Doug Schoon   product allergies  

Something to Talk About: Psoriasis of the Nail

June 3, 2016  | Article

Psoriasis of the skin is a common issue, but what happens when psoriasis affects the nail? Help your clients get treatment for a condition that could be embarrassing — and painful.

Keywords: Beau's lines   nail discoloration   nail psoriasis   pitted nails   psoriasis  

A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert: Pseudomonas

April 5, 2016  | Article

In this month’s column, Dr. Stern discusses the different reasons pseudomonas infections may develop on clients’ nails and what to do about it if they do.

Keywords: Dr. Dana Stern   greenies   onycholysis   pseudomonas   The Nail Doctor  

Profile of a Fungus Fighter

January 22, 2016  | Article

In an in-depth interview with NAILS, pharmaceutical scientist Dr. Win L. Chiou discusses his nearly-50-year-long quest to beat toenail fungus and why he thinks he’s finally done it.

Keywords: antifungals   Dr. Win's   fungus   fungus treatments  

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

December 22, 2015  | Article

In this month’s column, Dr. Stern discusses the changes that take place in the nails as we age, including an increase in ridging, thickening, yellowing, and onycholysis.  

Keywords: Dr. Dana Stern   elderly clients   fungal infections   onychorrhexis   subungual hematoma  

Something to Talk About: Brown Spots

December 2, 2015  | Article

Brown spots on the nail can be the first evidence of a larger problem. Help clients recognize when the issue may require a doctor’s attention.

Keywords: melanoma   nail discoloration   Something to Talk About  

Something to Talk About: Warts

October 23, 2015  | Article

They’re often unsightly, possibly painful, and always contagious. How do you talk to your clients about warts?

Keywords: Something to Talk About   warts  

Something to Talk About: Athlete’s Foot

September 25, 2015  | Article

Nearly 70% of adults will experience athlete’s foot at some point in their life. But how do you break the news to a client that she has fungus on her feet?

Keywords: athlete's foot   dry skin   Something to Talk About  

A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert: Nail Fungus

September 23, 2015  | Article

In this month’s column, Dr. Stern discusses who is particularly at risk to contract nail fungus and what treatment options are available to those who do get it.  

Keywords: antifungals   Dr. Dana Stern   fungal infections   fungus   fungus treatments  

Not-So-Nice Nails

August 3, 2015  | Article

Sara Cole submitted a nail disease photo and won a Clear Nail retail display and Callus & Cuticle Removers from Dr. G’s in a random drawing.

Keywords: diabetic clients   Myxoid cyst   nail diseases  

Something to Talk About: Cuticle Oil

July 20, 2015  | Article

Cuticle oil softens skin, repairs cuticles, and extends the life of a manicure. Educate clients on how and when to use it and they’ll see instant improvement — and you may see an increase in retail sales.

Keywords: cuticle oil   Something to Talk About  

A Day in the Life of a Nail Expert: July 2015

June 29, 2015  | Article

In this month’s column, Dr. Stern discusses her patients’ top nail-related cosmetic concerns, such as ridging and thickened toenails.

Keywords: Dr. Dana Stern   keratin   ridged nails   stains on nails   The Nail Doctor  

Something to Talk About: Spoon Nails

May 26, 2015  | Article

Indented in the center and flared on the sides, spoon nails can be the result of trauma to the nail or something more serious, such as a systemic health problem. Is the solution enhancement services…or a trip to the doctor?

Keywords: koilonychia   Something to Talk About   spoon nails  

Something to Talk About: Soft, Peeling Nails

April 22, 2015  | Article

Clients can become frustrated when their nails fail to grow. For those with soft, peeling nails, suggest enhancement services or at-home care options that keep their nails beautiful.

Keywords: peeling nails   soft nails   Something to Talk About  

Doctor Gives Feet a Helping Hand

April 17, 2015  | Article

His patients’ desire for more youthful-looking feet — and relief from nagging foot pain — prompted a Beverly Hills dermatologic surgeon to create a Heel-to-Toe Rejuvenation program to keep feet looking and feeling great regardless of age.

Keywords: callus treatments   dermatologists   feet   foot disorders   sweaty feet  

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