Hair and Nail Conditions

Dermatologic hair and nail conditions can cause a lot of anxiety because of their effect on your appearance, but there’s more to it than aesthetics. Often, conditions like hair loss, excessive hair, and nail fungus are connected to other health issues such as stress, autoimmune conditions, and hormone imbalance.

The board-certified dermatologists and hair and nail specialists at Pima Dermatology provide the latest and most effective treatments for hair loss or thinning, excessive hair, nail fungus, and more because we understand the emotional and physical impact of these conditions. With our expert care, you will look and feel your best.

Treatment Options for Hair Conditions

At Pima Dermatology, we offer a variety of methods to help treat or manage your hair condition. For hair loss, our specialists provide such oral and topical solutions as Minoxidil and Finasteride (Propecia). We also treat localized hair loss like Alopecia Areata with topical or injectable steroids.

Additionally, we offer various types of excessive hair removal treatments, including shaving, electrolysis, depilatories, and laser hair removal.

Common Hair Conditions

Both men and women are vulnerable to hair loss, however, they often lose it for different reasons; patterned hair loss is common in men while women may lose hair due to hormonal changes, such as menopause. Other reasons include:

  • Genetic predisposition
  • Poor nutritional habits
  • Frequent stress or emotional issues
  • Hair trauma
  • Medication

Hair that falls out in coin-sized patches could indicate Alopecia Areata, which is believed to be caused by an autoimmune condition.

Another hair condition that can be troublesome is excessive hair, such as on the face, torso, arms, hands, legs, feet, and back.

Treatment Options for Nail Conditions

At Pima Dermatology, we provide a range of treatments for a variety of nail conditions, each tailored to treat your specific condition:

  • Nutritional supplements (e.g., Biotin) for all nail conditions
  • Brittle nails – topical moisturizers
  • Nail fungus – topical and oral antifungal medications

Nail Conditions

Nail conditions are often characterized as nail fungal infections; both your fingernails and toenails are susceptible. Pathogens often enter the skin through a minuscule opening between the nail bed and the nail itself and can propagate quickly if the area is unventilated, warm, and moist.

Troublesome nail conditions include such symptoms as:

  • Ingrown nails
  • Splitting
  • Brittleness
  • Nail thickening
  • Nail separation from the nail bed
  • Yellowish streaks or darkening

In addition, your nails could be causing pain or discomfort and/or emitting an odor.

Depending on the type of nail condition, there are many causes:

  • Aging
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Poor health (e.g., circulatory problems or diabetes)
  • Environment (e.g., profuse sweating or walking barefoot in public places)
  • Infection

The Pima Dermatology Approach to Hair and Nail Conditions

The experts at Pima Dermatology understand the impact that hair and nail conditions can have. If you’re bothered by regular hair loss, or if you’ve had it with excessive hair, visit our office in Tucson and meet with one of our dermatologists and skin experts to determine the best course of treatment for you.

If you notice symptoms of a dermatologic condition that don’t disappear on their own, schedule a consultation with one of our specialists today and, together, we’ll find the best solution for you.

For More on Hair and Nail Conditions, Contact Pima Dermatology

The experts and board-certified dermatologists at Pima Dermatology have the experience and training to help treat your hair or nail condition. Schedule a consultation to learn more about your options by contacting us online or calling us.

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