The nail is simply part of the skin tissue and dermatologists are experts in nail disease and nail surgery.
Nail disorders, infections or trauma can be disfiguring and painful and can even affect your self-confidence.
Healthy looking nails can be achieved with proper therapy and accurate diagnosis.
Fungal infections are the most common nail disorders and results in thickened, yellow crusty nails.
Nail fungus treatment often involves oral and topical therapy. But it is most important to properly diagnose the cause of nail thickening.
Not all thick and yellow nails are fungus infections.
Trauma or damage to the nail bed can lead to disfigured nail and can cause thickened keratin or nail debris.
Our dermatologists can accurately diagnose and treat your fungal infections and help you achieve healthy-looking nails.
Nail disorders can be genetic or caused by internal disease. The nail anatomy is a complicated structure that is affected by our genetic profile and also our internal physiology.
Renal failure (kidney failure) for example is a cause of distinct nail changes as is cardiac disease.
In addition, certain genetic disorders like Darier’s disease or Ectodermal dysplasias.
These are rare conditions but they are within the scope of dermatology and nail pathology.
Psoriasis is a common skin condition that is partly genetic and environmental and it affects nails in several ways. We treat psoriasis completely…scalp, skin, and nails.
Nail pigment or a dark area under the nail can be benign or cancerous. If you have a brown mark under your nail it could be a mole or even a melanoma. Sometimes, brown streaks are common and they should be evaluated by a dermatologist…because these streaks may have a mole root that is under the nail fold and this may be suspicious.
Acral melanomas are moles that have tuned to melanoma under the nail bed. So look out for brown, dark or black moles in or around your nail and make sure to have it evaluated.
Dermatologists perform nail biopsies and nail surgery.
Ingrown toenails can be treated with or without surgery. Ingrown toenails can be painful and chronic, relapsing. There are some simple tricks – like the Italian tape trick – can help treat and prevent these painful infections. But if surgery is necessary we can help you too.
If you are embarrassed of your toenails or you have a new painful infection a dermatology visit will help you resolve your problem effectively and quickly. AS nail specialists, we will make an accurate diagnosis and treat your nail problem either medically or surgically.
You should not delay if you have a mole or dark spot on or near your toenail. An examination to rule out acral melanoma can save your life.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment for your nail treatment, or to discuss your concerns with our friendly and experienced team.
*Individual results may vary.
*Individual Results May Vary