Nail Conditions

Nail conditions can be chronic and disabling and may be limited to the nail or linked to underlying diseases. Dana Stern, M.D., and Yoon-Soo Cindy Bae, M.D., are leading dermatologists who specialize in the diagnosis and reatment of nail disorders of the fingers and toes.

Nail Facts:
Nails are made up of layers of a hardened protein called keratin, which is also present in hair and skin. The appearance of your nails can often reflect your overall health, with healthy nails being smooth and consistent in color. Nail growth is affected by disease, nutrition, medications, trauma, and aging. Moreover, changes in the nail, such as thickening, altered shape, or discoloration, can signal underlying health problems including immune system disorders, organ failure, or metabolic syndromes.

  • Nail infections
  • Inflammatory diseases of the nail
  • Malignancies of the nail unit
  • Brittle Nails
  • Rigid nails
  • Lifting of the nails
  • Salon caused nail issues
  • Nail lichen planus
  • Eczema of the nail
  • Injuries of the nail
  • Cancers of the nail unit
  • Warts of the nail unit
  • Nail injections
  • Behavioral-induced nail change
  • Excisions of tumors of the nail bed
  • Cosmetic problems with nails
  • Surgical nail procedures including biopsies and excisions of the nail unit
  • Laser therapy for nail disorders, such as:
    • Brittle/dystrophic nails
    • Fungal Infections of the nail
    • Psoriasis of the nail

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Treatments for this condition:
Laser for Psoriasis

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