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The Nail Doctor

October 1, 1996  | Article

A very delicate anatomical structure, the nail matrix is easily injured, damaged, and scarred. Any injury or trauma to tills matrix can show up as a visible change in the nail plate or affect how it grows out.

Keywords: circulation disorders   effects of medications on nails  

A Doctor's Notes on Ingrown Toenail Surgery

October 1, 1996  | Article

Ingrown toenails often become severe enough to require surgery. Dr. Mix shows you step by step what happens in the ingrown toenail surgery procedure.

Keywords: nail diseases  

The Nail Doctor: Nails Are A Window To Your Client's Health

July 1, 1996  | Article

The stories your client s nails tell might not make you a fortune teller, but they do reveal more about her than the polish color she likes best.

Keywords: The Nail Doctor  

Nails Under The Microscope - Understanding Nail Anatomy & Disorders

June 1, 1996  | Article

Nail technicians should know as much about the inside of the nail as the outside. Here’s an anatomy lesson on the onychium. Pay attention – there’s going to be a test at the end.

Keywords: diabetic clients   effects of medications on nails   nail anatomy   onychomycosis   psoriasis  

Strong Hope For Brittle Nails

May 1, 1996  | Article

Trauma to the nail plate and excessive hand-washing are the primary causes of brittle nails. Simple remedies can produce healthy results.

Keywords: biotin   brittle nails   effects of medications on nails   nail dehydration   nail trauma  

Biotin Supplements Strengthen Weak Nails

March 1, 1996  | Article

Two independent studies have shown that the vitamin biotin thickens weak nails and reduces splitting. In just six to eight weeks, your clients may be able to finally grow strong, healthy nails.

Keywords: biotin   brittle nails   nail dehydration  

A Pedicurist's Education in Diabetes

March 1, 1996  | Article

Diabetes is a very serious, and very common, disease. Before providing foot care to a diabetic client, know what to look for and what questions to ask.

Keywords: diabetic clients   elderly clients   pedicures   special needs clients  

A New Era In The Fight Against Fungus

January 1, 1996  | Article

Fungal infections of the nails have always been tough to treat, with available medications that were either too weak or too toxic. A new generation of treatments may finally turn the tide.

Keywords: fungal infections   onychomycosis   The Nail Doctor  

The Nail Doctor: Nail Streaks, Like Skin Moles, Should Be Watched

December 1, 1995  | Article

Although the cause of most nail pigment changes is benign (such as stains), more serious problems such as cancer must be considered.

Keywords: melanoma   melanonychia   The Nail Doctor  

1996: The Year of the Pedicure

December 1, 1995  | Article

 

Start the New Year right with these five resolutions, and kick off a year-long celebration of happy feet (and very happy clients).

Keywords: pedicures  

The Nail Doctors: Twice the Advice

October 1, 1995  | Article

This month's edition of the Nail Doctor is so jam-packed, we brought on two doctors to answer your pressing questions. 

Keywords: formaldehyde-free products   leukonychia   onychoschizia   peeling nails   splinter hemorrhage  

The Nail Doctor: Nails that Break and Headaches

September 1, 1995  | Article

The Nail Doctor is back to discuss brittle nail syndrome, the effect of climate on nail growth, and what's really behind those persistent headaches.

Keywords: allergic reactions   biotin   brittle nail syndrome   effects of medications on nails   nail growth  

The Nail Doctor: Healthy Nails Only Come From a Healthy Matrix

August 1, 1995  | Article

The most important part of the nail unit is its growth center known as the matrix. The nail plate, the unit’s cosmetic structure upon which nail polish is placed, is derived from the matrix.

Keywords: damage to the nail matrix   lunula   matrix   The Nail Doctor  

Can Menstruation Wreak Havoc on Nails?

August 1, 1995  | Article

Some clients with artificial nails experience lifting or sensitivity at certain times of the month. Is this just a coincidence, or is there a correlation?

Keywords: effect of menstruation on nails  

The Nail Doctor: Super-Size Edition

July 1, 1995  | Article

The Nail Doctor answers all of your pressing questions and revisits the topic of menstruation's effects on the nails. 

Keywords: acetone/removal products   bacterial infections   effect of menopause on nails   fungal infections   The Nail Doctor  

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