Hair and Nail Diseases
Hair loss has many causes, and a dermatologist is trained to perform scalp biopsies and diagnose and treat these disorders, which range from hereditary, hormonal, metabolic, infectious, and unknown causes. Certain types of hair loss may respond to newer portable LED lasers recently introduced such as LaserCap.
Nail disorders are equally varied and can stem from infections, cancers, systemic illness, hereditary and traumatic causes. Nails are appendages of the skin and the dermatologist is well-equipped to diagnose and treat the various causes of nail conditions.