For over three thousand years, by man and woman alike, a healthy, strong and beautiful head of hair has been regarded as an indispensable asset in achieving the perfect image.

Whilst in males, the ancient legends show hair as a synonym for power and strength, in females, regardless of age, full hair has been always been highly regarded as a natural attribute of human beauty. This beauty attribute was complemented by cosmetic procedures in line with changing fashions throughout the decades.

Quite apart from a good head of hair, fingernails have been another important beauty attribute, given special attention, since Egyptian times. The copiously painted, impressively dyed and partially gilded nails of Egyptian mummies are well documented historically. And, this cosmetic emphasis on the beauty and health of hair and nails has not altered; in fact it has become more prevalent in the last century, by the increase of hair and nail cosmetics and treatments.

Therefore, given the importance we attribute to our hair, both women and men are particularly troubled by hair loss or an increasing thinning. And, given the escalating image consciousness and the occupational necessity of a well-groomed appearance, increasingly deformed nails and nail diseases are commonly the reason for medical consultations. But, although both sexes regard nail aberrations as a flaw and blemish, women seem to exhibit more displeasure as men.

Hair and nail disorders can be as a result of an isolated condition, can be related to other diseases, or can have a multitude of causes. Dependent on the symptoms, investigation and analysis, diagnosis can be ascertained and treated individually to guarantee maximum therapy success.