Take a close look at your fingernails. Are they strong and healthy looking? Or do you see ridges, dents, or areas of unusual colour or shape? These might indicate an underlying condition that needs attention.

Your fingernails — composed of laminated layers of a protein called keratin — grow from the area at the base of the nail under your cuticle. Healthy fingernails are smooth, without pits or grooves. They're uniform in colour and consistency and free of spots or discoloration.

Not all nail conditions are normal, however. Consult your doctor or dermatologist if you notice:

  • Changes in nail colour, such as discoloration of the entire nail or a dark streak under the nail
  • Changes in nail shape, such as curled nails
  • Thinning or thickening of the nails
  • Separation of the nail from the surrounding skin
  • Bleeding around the nails
  • Swelling or pain around the nails

Various nail conditions can give unsightly look, pain, swelling to your nail bed and surrounding tissue. Some of the commonly seen nail disorders are:

Fungal infections

Psoriasis

Lichen planus

Paronychia

Nail trauma

At Skin City, we can effectively treat the nail disorders using our oral, topical medications and procedures such as

Injection therapy:

Intra matricial injections are given in nails in conditions such as lichen planus, psoriasis.

Laser therapy:

Ultrapulse laser and NdYag laser are used along with oral and topical treatment in fungal infections of nail. They give excellent results by allowing the topical solution to penetrate better and also destroy fungal spores by laser radiation

Nail avulsion surgery:

It is performed when nail is destroyed beyond repair in any nail disease/ by trauma. This allows new nail formation which is healthy and disease free.