Bruised nail trauma is also known as a subungual hematoma. Some type of trauma or injury to the natural nail bed results in bleeding and creates a bruise under the nail.
Bruised nail trauma may need medical attention. For example, when there is swelling or any type of inflammation, soreness or bruising from the nail. We recommend you see a doctor to have it drained and cleaned out.
From there you are waiting for it to simply grow out. The fingernail takes about 6 months to fully restore itself. At that point you should have a fresh nail with a little bit of scarring, pitting, or grooves on it. A classic manicure can easily treat these imperfections.
This manicure service is ideal for hands in need of professional nail and cuticle grooming, detailing, and paint service. Your Service Provider will buff the tops of the nails to a smooth finish. A polish application (especially gel polish) helps to fill some of the ridges. Polish application is recommended as long as the nail is healthy. Thus no major bruising should be left behind or exposed on the nail bed.
Cuticles peeling can be a sign of overgrown cuticles. They are basically an overgrowth of the surrounding tissue of the nail bed and the cuticle. The overgrowth is typically caused by neglect/unkept nails. If you have overgrown cuticles you could be at risk of developing infections on or around the nails. Infections can occur due to the overgrowth causing hangnails. Hangnails cause the cuticles to split which opens the skin further to bacterial infections that can be painful.
The treatment for peeling cuticles is a manicure. During our manicure service, we push the cuticles back and trim away any loose or dead tissue surrounding the nail bringing it back to a healthy length.
If you want to give yourself a manicure at home, be careful to not push the cuticles back too far. Pushing back too far can be painful and puts you at risk of infection.
Using a nail brush to clean around the cuticle areas will help keep them at a manageable length. Also, try using hand cream and cuticle oil on a daily basis.
Regular manicures will help if you are prone to overgrown cuticles.
What is it and is there a nail biting treatment? Nail biting is also known as onychophagy. It is caused by a nervous, compulsive habit of biting your fingernails due to anxiety.
Have you tried bitters on your fingernails? Bitters are like a nail polish that tastes horrible so it prevents you from wanting to put your fingers in your mouth.
Some clients have shared with us that having polish or gel polish helps them leave their fingers alone because they look nice.
When painting your nails at home, use polish with a nail strengthening base coat.
Manicures help maximize a nail’s growth potential (assuming the client is ready to cease the nail biting). They achieve this through professional nail and cuticle work. A paraffin dip softens the damaged skin surrounding the nail.
Your nails will need to be strengthen up in order to grow past the tip of the finger. Nail hardeners do a really good job in strengthening your nails.
Use a nail brush as often as possible. We recommend daily hand lotion use, multiple times a day.
Book your manicure in Edmonton with Dérmica. Delivering your service safely is always our first concern. Though rare, some medical conditions exist that may present individual harm from a manicure, or a risk of infecting others. This article discusses the contraindications that your Service Provider will be on the lookout for in preparation for your manicure.
Some conditions are contagious and require treatment before your Service Provider can proceed. Other conditions may require modification of service.
Cuts and Wounds
The fingers may be sensitive and inflamed, and in some cases infected. If possible, we will work around open cuts and proceed with caution when shaping and buffing the nails.
A spot of blood caused by injury to the nail bed. In severe cases drainage may be necessary. For the most part, this condition clears on its own by growing out. In mild cases, your Service Provider will proceed but will not buff the tops.
Warts are small benign growths that appear singularly or in clusters. They are commonly caused by the HPV virus. Warts are contagious, therefore, they must be treated in a clinic or with over the counter remedies before your manicure.
Conditions that cause the skin to become inflamed, dry, itchy, and rough may result in a service modification. The most common conditions are eczema and psoriasis. Your Service Provider will avoid affected areas.
Bacterial or fungal infections of the tissue surrounding the nail are often infectious. Affected areas are inflamed and pus may be present. For that reason, you must have the condition treated prior to having your service.
Broken Bones on the hands
Some manicure steps require motor movements that may affect bone healing. As a result, broken bones must have healed prior to having your service.
A hangnail is a small torn piece of skin surrounding the nail on the hands and feet. It’s typically caused by really dry skin, cuts, or other little injuries around the nail. It can also be caused by nail biting.
Use milder soaps on the hands. Try to avoid antibacterial soaps because they can be really drying. Also, wearing gloves when you’re doing housework or handling chemicals or detergents helps. In addition, use hand cream as often as possible. Cuticle oils also helps.
Other tips you can follow at home to reduce hangnails include wearing cotton gloves at night. Gloves helps if you have excessively dry hands. Apply your lotion and then put your gloves on.
To treat hangnails, consider regular manicures that include a hand and nail massage followed by paraffin to help increase moisture on the hands.
Exfoliate suing a nail brush. Apply hand lotion, and cuticle oil to keep things moisturized.
Looking for nails on Whyte ave? Our classic manicure starts off with a warm nail bath. This helps to soften the cuticles and loosen the debris underneath the nail. After that, we perform cuticle work. This includes pushing back and trimming the excess cuticle.
Once the nail bed is clean, we cut and file the nails to your preferred shape. We finish the nail work by buffing the tops smooth to a shine. This helps to remove superficial stains and prepares the nail for a smooth polish application.
Once the cuticle and nail work is complete, we move on to the unwinding part of your manicure. Finger by finger, your hands are treated to a relaxing massage to relieve stress and promote blood flow. The cherry on top? A nice, warm paraffin wax application before or after your varnish (depending on the polish type you choose).
What is paraffin good for?
Paraffin is a warm wax that contains moisturizers. Additionally, it helps to push and melt the lotion/oil used during the massage deeper into the skin and into the cuticle area. It also temporarily alleviates arthritic joint pain by heating stiff joints. Bonus!
How long does a manicure typically last?
The length of time depends on a few different factors. On average you can expect your manicure to last about 3-5 weeks. Examples of factors that affect the longevity of your polish includes the type of polish chosen, oily nail beds, and a person’s lifestyle. For instance, people who work with their hands (ex. typing) or have their hands immersed in water often, will see shorter longevity. As far as cuticle growth, you may notice the cuticles start coming back around 3 weeks post manicure.
Its always good to use a nail brush at home every 2-3 days. A nail brush will provide exfoliation for your fingernails. Take the nail brush along the cuticle line and underneath to keep that overgrown pterygium at bay.
Using cuticle oil and hand moisturizers will help keep dryness and hangnails away.
Try to wear gloves when doing dishes or other cleaning around the house. Many products contain alkaline ingredients that throw off your skin’s natural barrier function. Some products may strip away necessary moisture, or some may kill healthy bacteria on your hands.