July 1, 2008
There’s a theory floating around that suggests hormones can wreak havoc on nails, causing the product to lift and nails to “fall off .” Is there any truth to the tale or are the affects of hormones the stuff of urban legends?
June 1, 2000
The Nail Doctor discusses throbbing nails, tumors, young clients, and arthritis medication.
August 1, 1999
February 1, 1999
The Nail Doctor on brittle nail syndrome, psoriasis and acrylics, and breakage.
September 1, 1998
This month, our Nail Doctors team up to talk about bacteria spots, perimenopause, toenail fungus, and working after surgery.
Though doctors cite a lack of scientific evidence that hormones influence product lifting, some nail technicians say their clients’ experiences provide all the proof they need.
October 1, 1996
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.
June 1, 1996
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.
May 1, 1996
Trauma to the nail plate and excessive hand-washing are the primary causes of brittle nails. Simple remedies can produce healthy results.
September 1, 1995
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.
June 1, 1995
Skin problems come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and textures. You may not be a dermatologist, but you can still handle these problems with confidence and without risk to yourself or your business.
May 1, 1995
A reader asks if a client who's undergoing chemotherapy for cancer is seeing its effects on her nails.
August 1, 1994
Are you taking insulin or heart medication? Plus 9 other specific questions to get at the root of your client's lifting problem.
Could a client's recent surgery being affecting her nails?
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