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Hair and Nail Conditions

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Hair Conditions
Hair loss is either diffuse or patterned and is associated with scalp disease or scarring. Most commonly, hair loss is a normal aging process of male patterned hair loss, or the result of hormonal influences, as post menopausal hair loss in women.

Str ess reactions such as post surgery, trauma and emotional stress can play a part in hair loss as well. Coin-sized areas of hair loss can represent Alopecia Areata, which is thought to be an autoimmune condition. Excessive hair can occur on the face or body in men and women. Typically excessive hair is associated with genetic or hormonal influences.


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Symptoms: Hair loss or excessive / unwanted hair

Treatments:

Hair loss is treated with topical therapies such as Minoxidil, or Finasteride (Propecia). Localized hair loss in Alopecia Areata is treated with topical or injected steroids.

 Removal of Excessive by:

  • Depilatories
  • Shaving
  • Electrolysis
  • Laser Hair Removal (see Laser Hair Removal)

Nail Conditions
Also known as: Brittle Nails, Nail Fungus, Splitting Nails, Ingrown Nails
Causes:
Genetics, Environmental Irritants, Infections

Condition overview:
Many different nail irregularities can exist including ridging, splitting or thinning. Thickening of nail plates, or yellow thickened debris can be a sign of nail fungus.

Symptoms:

Unsightly irregularities, inflammation or infections affecting the nail plate

Treatments:

  • Nutritional Supplements – Biotin
  • Topical Moisturizers for brittle nails
  • Topical and Oral Antifungal for nail fungus

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Nail Fungus Before and After
Hair and Nail Conditions Before
Laser Hair Removal Before and After
Hair and Nail Conditions Before
Laser Hair Removal Before and After
Hair and Nail Conditions Before