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Under the Microscope: Pincer Nails

January 2, 2013  | Article

With pincer nails, an excessive curvature of the nail plate causes the nail to pinch into the soft tissue of the surrounding skin.

Keywords: pincer nails   Under the Microscope  

Fight Dry Hands

November 26, 2012  | News

As winter approaches, it's important to keep hands hydrated. Redbook Mag's November 2012 issue put together a list of tips for soothing and smoothing when the temperature drops.

Keywords: client health   CND   cuticle oil   dry skin   Hand care  

Treating Fungus With Lasers

November 19, 2012  | Article

For years, treatment of fungal nails has been frustrating and only nominally successful. At last, evidence of safe, effective treatment provides hope.   

Keywords: fungal infections   fungus   fungus treatments  

Gelish Introduces VitaGel Vitamin-Enriched Soak-Off Gel

November 2, 2012  | Article

New from Gelish, VitaGel Vitamin Enriched Soak-Off Gel is an LED/UV light-cured vitamin nail strengthener that comes in two original formulas: Strength and Recovery.

Keywords: brittle nails   Gelish   nail strengtheners  

Under the Microscope: Neuromas

November 2, 2012  | Article

A neuroma is a thickening of nerve tissue that may develop in various parts of the body, often the foot.

Keywords: neuromas  

Under the Microscope: Onychorrhexis

October 8, 2012  | Article

Onychorrhexis describes the thinning and longitudinal ridging that often accompanies brittle nails.

Hand Protection Without Gloves

September 17, 2012  | Article

Gloves In A Bottle is a shielding lotion — it bonds with the outer layer of your skin and helps lock in your natural oils and moisture.

Keywords: gloves   skin care   skin diseases  

Under the Microscope: Alopecia Areata

August 31, 2012  | Article

Alopecia areata is a highly unpredictable autoimmune skin disease resulting in hair loss. In rare instances, it affects the nails.

Keywords: alopecia areata   skin diseases  

Eliminating Ingrown Nails

August 21, 2012  | Article

Transforming hard nails back to their original softness and helping to prevent them from growing inwards, Gehwol Med Nail Softener softens hard skin beneath the nail and the nail fold so it can be easily removed without pain.

Keywords: Gehwol   ingrown toenails  

For Nails Prone to Fungal Infection

August 21, 2012  | Article

Designed to inhibit and prevent fungal infections under the nail, Footlogix #7 Anti-Fungal Nail Tincture  has an easy-to-use applicator that allows the product to get right under the nail to the problem areas.

Keywords: antifungals   foot care   Footlogix   fungal infections  

Under the Microscope: Raynaud’s Syndrome

August 1, 2012  | Article

Raynaud’s Syndrome is a constriction of the blood vessels brought on by cold or stress that causes a discoloration of the fingers and toes.

Under the Microscope: Yellow Nail Syndrome

July 2, 2012  | Article

A rare disorder, yellow nail syndrome could indicate a serious health concern involving the respiratory or lymphatic systems.

Keywords: yellow nail syndrome  

Under the Microscope: Onychophagy

May 26, 2012  | Article

Clients who suffer from chronic onychophagy — or severe nail biting — may benefit from the attention of a good nail tech.

Keywords: nail biting   onychophagy   Under the Microscope  

Under the Microscope: Lichen Planus

April 27, 2012  | Article

Lichen planus is an inflammatory skin condition that can affect the nails as well as most other parts of the body.

Keywords: lichen planus   nail diseases  

Under the Microscope: Koilonychia

March 29, 2012  | Article

Also known as spoon nails, koilonychia is an abnormality of the nail that causes it to be flat or concave and the outer edges of the nail to flare out.

Keywords: koilonychia   spoon nails  

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