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Sclerotherapy Improves the Look of Aging Hands

September 1, 2009  | Article

Dermatologists are successfully using sclerotherapy — a longstanding treatment for spider veins — to improve the appearance of aging hands. Understanding what’s available to your clients can make you a valuable resource.

Keywords: hand care   medispa services  

Laser Fungal Treatment Twice as Effective as Pills

September 1, 2009  | Article

The new treatment for fungal nails is not only safe, but it’s proving much more effective than the currently available oral antifungal medications, which may have side effects. Introduced in 2008, the treatment involves a small laser beam that is moved over the surface area of the toenail, instantly killing the fungal spores in the nail bed while leaving healthy tissues intact.

Keywords: fungus   nail diseases  

What Is Raynaud's Disease?

August 1, 2009  | Article

Nail technicians should be aware of Raynaud's Disease which produces a stark change in the look of fingers and toes.

Keywords: client health   nail diseases   Raynaud's Disease  

Lacquers for Brittle Nails

July 28, 2009  | News

Dermelect's Launchpad features new lacquers that keep brittle nails from cracking.

Keywords: brittle nails   consumer press   nail treatments  

How Irritating!

July 1, 2009  | Article

Red, Swollen patches? Blister-like bumps? Chances are it’s contact dermatitis, but only the doctor can say if it’s a simple case of irritation or a more serious allergy.

Keywords: allergic contact dermatitis   contact dermatitis   workplace allergies  

What Is Yellow Nail Syndrome?

July 1, 2009  | Article

Notably different than nails stained yellow from polish, yellow nail syndrome could indicate a more serious health concern with the respiratory or lymphatic systems.

Keywords: nail diseases   special needs clients   yellow nail syndrome  

What Is Onychophagy?

June 1, 2009  | Article

Clients who suffer from chronic onychophagy — or severe nail biting — may need not only the attention of a good nail tech, but also an appointment with a professional who can help with behavior modification.

Keywords: client health   nail biting   nail diseases  

What Chipped or Cracked Nails Say About Your Body

May 27, 2009  | News

Brittle nails say a lot about your habits, and overcoming these habits will help nails heal.

Keywords: brittle nails   consumer press   nail treatments  

Woodward Launches At-Home Screening Test for Nail Fungus

May 1, 2009  | Article

Woodward Lab's kit helps diagnose toenail and fingernail fungus in the privacy of your own home.

Keywords: client health   fungus treatments   nail diseases   Woodward Labs  

What Is Lichen Planus?

May 1, 2009  | Article

Lichen planus is an inflammatory skin condition that can be itchy, painful and leave permanent scars.

Keywords: client health   lichen planus  

What Are Spoon Nails?

April 1, 2009  | Article

Spoon nails are a common nail abnormality that can be easily overlooked because the mildest cases are hard to recognize. But be observant; early detection can alert clients to the early stages of a more serious medical condition.

Keywords: client health   koilonychia   nail diseases   spoon nails  

What Is Pseudomonas?

March 1, 2009  | Article

Oh, that dreaded feeling that comes over a tech when she picks up a client’s hand and spots her green nemesis.

Keywords: disinfection   nail diseases   pseudomonas   salon sanitation  

Health: What Is Exfoliative Keratolysis?

February 1, 2009  | Article

Exfoliative Keratolysis is a condition where the top layer of the skin perpetually peels.  Though there's no cure all for the treatment of EK, a proper and consistent management strategy could give clients relief.

Keywords: health   skin conditions   skin sensitivity  

What Is Paronychia?

January 1, 2009  | Article

Paronychia may start off as a small annoyance, but it can turn into a big problem. Early detection and treatment are a tech’s best defense against this potentially painful infection.

Keywords: nail diseases  

Consumers Want Info on Brittle Nails

December 5, 2008  | News

When an InStyle reader asked how to deal wtih brittle nails, at-home remedies including Nail Tek strengether were recommended.

Keywords: brittle nails   consumer press   Nail Tek   nail treatments   Sally Hansen  

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