Fingernails and toenails are comprised of a protein called alpha-keratin and they grow at a rate of approximately 0.1 millimeters daily.1 There are three components to the nails we see on our fingers and toes including the nail plate, the nail bed, and the cuticle. There are several challenges that can happen with each component of fingernails and toenails, but dermatologists specialize in treating nail problems.
At DCSI, we treat nail diseases and disorders in fingernails and toenails, giving our patients confidence and comfort. If you are experiencing nail conditions, fungus problems, thin fingernails, nails that won’t grow, or other problems, reach out to our dermatologist treating nail conditions to make your appointment today.
Dermatology Treatment for Nail Diseases and Disorders
Dr. Mounir Wassef and staff at Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery Institute can treat a wide array of nail diseases that may be present. Nail disorders can be a result of poor nail care and it’s important to develop early healthy habits. If you have been dealing with any form of nail discoloration or splitting of the fingernails, you should seek dermatology care.
At DCSI, we provide our patients with a full assessment to determine the necessary treatment and level of care. Our dermatologist in South Florida is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care in all of our treatments and we will help each patient maintain healthy skin, hair, and nails. Common nail disorders include ingrown nails, nail infections, and fungal infections. A board-certified dermatologist will be able to evaluate the symptoms of your nail disease and best determine the most effective treatment.
Treating Brittle Splitting Nails or Thin Nails
Splitting of the fingernails is a common problem seen here by Dr. Wassef. It includes splitting, soft, or thin nails. This condition is more common in women. The usual cause of brittle splitting nails is repeated wetting and drying of the fingernails. The vitamin biotin is beneficial in some people who are susceptible to this condition. If you are dealing with brittle nails, DCSI can treat the symptoms so that your nails will start to grow healthier than ever.
Green Nail Syndrome Causes and Treatment
Green nail discoloration can be a frightening condition, but there are green nail syndrome treatments available to those who need it. Green nail syndrome is an infection of the nails that leads to a greenish discoloration. The infection is not typically painful; however, the skin around the nail can get swollen and tender from these bacteria.
Fortunately, green nail syndrome responds very well to treatment, and Dr. Wassef has successfully treated so many individuals with this nail condition. Green nail treatment often involves trimming back the nail and treating the underlying cause of green nail syndrome. Green nail syndrome can be a repeat nail condition, and early treatment is key in preventing repeat infections.
Ingrown Toenail Treatment
This is a nail condition in which the edges of the toenail grow into the skin. This improper growth can be very painful after some time, and there is a lot of pressure felt in this area. Wearing very narrow shoes can be one cause for ingrown toenails. Fortunately, there is effective treatment for this condition. If ingrown toenails are not properly treated, an infection can form causing more pain and swollen nails. Depending on the severity of the ingrown nail, a dermatologist will either numb the area to treat it or simply lift the edge of the nail and place cotton down until the swelling subsides.
Dr. Wassef and staff can treat all nail diseases and conditions and we make sure that the treatment process is customized and effective. If you feel that you may have a nail infection or an ingrown toenail, contact Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery Institute today to learn more about our nail treatments. Our dermatologist provides the highest quality for all treatments and cosmetic dermatology in South Florida! Schedule your next appointment today with Dr. Mounir Wassef.
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