Posts Tagged ‘ toenails ’

How to Clean and Disinfect Your Nail Tools at Home

Raise your hand if you are guilty of not cleaning your nail clippers or callus removing tools after each use?  Do you think that just rinsing them off with hot water is enough? Sorry guys and gals, it is not!  We as humans carry bacteria on our bodies that when exposed to a cut in […]

5 Tips to Prevent Discolored Nails

We’ve all had them at one point in time- discolored nails, but how do we prevent it from happening? Here are 5 easy tips to help you prevent your nails from turning yellow: Apply a base coat to your nail to act as a barrier between your nail and the colored polish. Use a non-acetone […]

When Toenails Look Like a Ram’s Horn

The medical term is Onychogryphosis or “Ram’s Horn” for short.  The condition is characterized by a significant thickening & lengthening of the nail, and when left to grow for significant periods of time, can begin to resemble a ram’s horn or claws. Onychogryphosis can be caused by a range of factors. It is quite common […]

Fungal Toenails

What is a fungal toenail? Toenail fungus is in infection under the toenail that is caused by fungi.  The nail becomes dark in color and can develop a bad scent. White spots can develop around the nails as well as thick debris under the toenail.  If it is not taken care of it can spread […]

OUCH! Is that an ingrown toenail?

Ingrown toenails are incurvated and grow into the skin, usually on the edges. This painful piercing of the nail irritates the skin, and cause redness, swelling, and warmth, all of these are signs of an infection. Bacteria may even enter the area further infecting it. There are a variety of causes for ingrown toenails, such as: Trauma or […]

Show off your pretty toes this summer!

Proper Toenail Trimming Techniques to show off your pretty toes. Practice these tips as part of your pedicure! Use the right tools: A nail clipper designed for toenails will do the job easier than trying to cut them with a small fingernail clipper. You can smooth down ragged nail edges with a metal nail file or […]

Laser Treatment for Fungal Toenails in Santa Rosa, CA

Our performs Laser Anti-fungal toenail treatments for ugly, yellow, and thick toenails. Often times the cause for nail changes is either trauma or an undesired fungal infection. Fungus grows in dark and moist places, making toenails the perfect environment for fungus to thrive. In reality fungus is an active infection, that when left untreated can infect the […]