Hair & Nail

Diagnosis and treatment of conditions and diseases related to ‘Hair’:

The basic function of hair on the human body is to protect the skin, warm the body and rid the body of direct contact with dirt particles, such as brows and lashes. Although human hair replenishes itself almost regularly, some conditions and diseases may seem problematic. However, our advanced medical practices offer treatment that can rid you of such conditions almost completely.

Dr. Khilji Faisal Arif, The Skin Clinic offers services for a range of conditions and diseases associated with hair:

  • Dandruff
  • Hair Problem
  • Hair Loss

Dandruff

Dandruff is when the scalp gets affected with flaking of the skin

Symptoms:

  • Easy to spot, white flakes on the scalp and within the hair
  • Itchy or scaly scalp
  • Worsens during fall and winter
  • Cradle cap is a type that affects babies

Treatment:

Hair oils are recommended to moisten the scalp and get rid of the dried. Anti-dandruff shampoos or anti-fungal shampoos can be helpful in controlling dandruff with immediate results. At times alternating a regular shampoo after usage of dandruff shampoo can be more effective. Dermatologists like Dr.Khiljii Faisal Arif with specialized treatment and proven results are known for recommending shampoo to be left on the scalp for around 5 minutes, as in that time the shampoo’s medication or healing solution shows effect.

Hair lose/ Hair fall

Hair loss is a condition in which a person undergoes severe hair fall. It is usually connected with other conditions such as malnutrition, acute stress, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, etc.

Symptoms:

  • Sudden hair fall
  • Circular or patchy bald spots, mostly in beards or eyebrows
  • Thinning of hair on top of the head; Often begins in men at an early age, while women retain the hairline, the part in the hair starts broadening

Treatment:

When hair loss occurs due to an underlying disease, medication for the disease works like a remedy for hair loss. In other cases, drugs are prescribed to reduce inflammation of the skin. Low-level laser therapy improves hair density and enhances the volume. Dr. Khilji Faisal Arif recommends herbal treatments to cure the condition of hair loss or hair fall.

Diagnosis and treatment of conditions and diseases related to ‘Nail’:

Owing to unhygienic ways of washing hands and unsanitary manicures and pedicures performed in local salons, several fungal infections take form in the nails.

Certain diseases, such as diabetes may have harmful effects on the human nails and certain treatment procedures can also harm the quality of nails, such as cancer treatment.

Dr. Khilji Faisal Arif, The Skin Clinic offers treatment for prevention of:

  • Fungal Nail Infection

Fungal Nail Infection

Nail fungus also known as ‘Onychomycosis’, is when the skin under the tip of fingernail or toenail develops a white or yellow spot, eventually causing the nail to discolor and crumble.

Symptoms:

  • White-Yellow spots
  • Yellow-brownish discoloration of the skin
  • Crumbled nails
  • The distorted shape of the nail
  • Thickened and foul-smelling nails

Treatment:

OTC nonprescription products or oral antifungal drugs help in reducing the effects of infection and controlling inflammation. In some cases, just the oral application of medicated nail polish or nail cream can be helpful in controlling the infection. In chronic cases when the nails become extremely infected with effects of the surrounding skin, surgery for the temporary removal of the nail might be recommended.