Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

4 Tips for Healthy Nails

woman's hands with manicured red nails

How much attention to you give your nails? Healthy, strong nails are important. Not only do they promote a more attractive appearance, but they also reflect the health of your body too. As board certified dermatologists, we are equipped to treat all types of conditions involving the skin, hair and nails. Therefore, if you have nails that are brittle, discolored, damaged or infected, we want to know about it.

To keep your nails in top condition, you don’t have to get regular manicures. There are things you can do at home to keep your nails looking healthy and strong:

  • Wear gloves. Gloves can offer protection for your nails against harsh exposure. While you may be more mindful of wearing your gloves in cold weather, you should also consider slipping on a pair of gloves to do the dishes. Whether you are giving your plates a pre-dishwasher rinse under hot water or scrubbing a pan with dish detergent, your nails can be deprived of vital moisture and nutrients under such elements.
  • Consider cuticle cream. Your cuticles are the foundation of your nail health. Therefore, take the time to rub cuticle moisturizer at the base of your nails each day. It’s a simple task that can support nail strength and growth.
  • Add biotin. Biotin is a B vitamin that is known for preventing brittle nails. Don’t assume that taking biotin will make your nails grow more or at a faster rate. However, this supplement can certain protect nails from splitting or cracking, which is quite an unfortunate event to someone trying to grow out their nails.
  • Moisturize after you wash. Handwashing is an important step towards preventing the spread of germs. We teach kids at a young age to lather up in soap and scrub their hands thoroughly for a proper amount of time. While this certainly works to eradicate harmful bacteria, it can also do some damage to your nail health over time. Therefore, follow up your handwashing session with a moisturizer when possible. Moisturizers that contain lactic acid can be especially effective in preventing nail splitting, cracking and breakage.

If you need help restoring the health of your nails, come see us at Olansky Dermatology. We offer a wide variety of treatment for the hands, from treating nail fungus to removing age spots. Start pampering your nails today!

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates
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Olansky Dermatology Associates – Atlanta Dermatologist
3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 355-5484
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Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Our Happy Patients

Olansky Dermatology Associates

4.8/ 5.0

Based on 1200+ reviews

Ashley A.

Mandy Ramer, NP-C was such a pleasure to meet with. She listened to all of my concerns and addressed each one with a plan that fit my needs. I am so glad I picked Olansky Dermatology. Absolutely thrilled with their service from appointment setting through check out.

Kara E.

The appointment process is quick easy and convenient online. Parking is easy enough. I got in basically right at my appointment time. I didn’t have to wait hardly at all. The doctors and nurses are nice, knowledgeable and helpful. The procedure I had was easy and I got out fast and was on my way.

Suzanne H.

This was probably the best experience I’ve ever had going to a dermatologist. Every interaction I had with the staff was pleasant and they were so helpful. I had accidentally cancelled my appointment and the girls at the front desk help me get in so I could be seen and someone could help me. Which I really appreciated, most places would have just turned me away. The doctor or pa I saw that day I can’t remember her name was lovely and took great care of me. I will be going to Olansky’s going forward. You will not be disappointed! The staff is excellent!

Coriana W.

Dr. Bender honestly changed my life around. I had extremely bad hormonal and cystic acne, and have been told for years that there is nothing I can do but wash my face and etc.. Dr. Bender gave me hope that there is hope she helped get my confidence back and now I’m finally free. She cares about her patients and takes her time with you every visit. If you need help in anything derma-logical then you really need to go to her.

Jenny S.

The doctors and PA’s are great and very knowledgeable. I never have to wait to long and the office staff is always very nice. I also take my son there and they are great with him as well. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology.

Kristen R.

Olansky Dermatology is wonderful! Our whole family goes. My daughter has had terrible eczema through the years and both my kids had mollescum too. They always make things better and spend time explaining whats wrong and how to fix it.

Mike D.

I recently had a couple appointments at Olanksy Dermatology and was seen by Julia Lee. Julie was excellent and quickly took care of the issue I was having with my skin. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology and especially Julia Lee to anyone in need of a dermatologist.

Tamima D.

My husband is a patient of PA Sharon Doering I appreciate all she did for my spouse. She’s very down to earth & made him feel comfortable. Sharon communicated in a way that he can understand.
Thank You

Lisa H.

I see the physician assistant Sharon Doering and she has drastically improved my skin! I highly recommend this practice and their brilliant thourough doctors. I finally have glowing skin!

Betty G.

I have had excellent experience at Olansky Dermatology. Dr Burger is meticulous and thorough and has a most pleasant and calm manner. I have every confidence in her and this office.

Cheyenne G.

Very kind and understanding people. Dr. Bellamy and her nurse took the time to listen to all my concerns and never made me feel rushed.

Kishan P.

I was actually running a bit late, but they were very friendly and knowledgeable about what was going on with my skin. And also very timely.I will definitely stick with them!

Khol S.

Very professional and pleasant staff. When I arrived at my appointment this afternoon I was informed that my doctor called out sick and they tried calling to let me know but I just recently changed my number so they were unable to reach me. The receptionist was so sweet and helpful. Instead of leaving and making a new appointment they fit me in without an issue and without any waiting.

Susan H.

Dr. Ilyas was highly recommended to me so I decided to change dermatologists. I am so glad as I am pleased with his expertise and his highly professional manner. I am also delighted with Emily Raville, Aesthetician. She does a wonderful job and I am recommending her to my friends as well. I am completely satisfied – can’t get any better than that!