Dermatological concerns often extend beyond the skin, encompassing issues with the hair and nails. At Feinstein Dermatology, our board-certified doctors specialize in providing precise diagnoses and comprehensive treatment plans that restore your skin, hair, and nails to full health and vitality. With pride, we address a diverse range of hair and nail conditions, offering skilled care throughout Delray Beach, FL.

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Most Common Hair Concerns

Hair loss, formally known as alopecia, is commonly attributed to the natural aging process and genetic factors. However, hair loss can also result from medical conditions, stress, and other factors. Alopecia manifests in diverse forms, each presenting unique challenges and considerations:

  • Alopecia areata usually involves a partial loss of hair on the scalp but may sometimes affect other areas of the body.
  • Alopecia totalis is an autoimmune condition resulting in complete hair loss on the scalp.
  • Alopecia universalis is a rare type of hair loss that can affect the entire body, including the loss of eyebrows and other body hair.
  • Anagen Effluvium, refers to hair loss caused by cancer treatments, including radiation and chemotherapy.

Most Common Nail Concerns

Several diseases can also impact the nail beds, presenting challenges and considerations. Some of the most typical conditions affecting the nails include:

  • Paronychia is a bacterial, fungal, or viral infection most common among people who have their hands submerged in water for long periods.
  • Pseudomonas is an infection between the nail and nail bed, most common in high-humidity environments.
  • Onychogryphosis is more commonly known as an ingrown toenail, wherein the plate of the nail curves inward.

Treatment Options

Comprehensive care for your skin and hair health encompasses a holistic strategy, with exciting new treatments available for conditions like alopecia areata, such as LITFULO™ and Olumiant®. Beyond these innovative options, you can personally enhance your well-being through proactive steps. Prioritize your nutrition by incorporating lean proteins, essential vitamins, and antioxidants into your diet, contributing significantly to the luster of your hair and the integrity of your nails. Taking an active role in nourishing your body from within positively reflects on the external health of your skin and hair.

Ensure your daily routine includes regular moisturizing to keep your skin hydrated and supple. Consistent hydration is equally vital for both your skin and hair, as a foundational element in maintaining overall health. By actively integrating these practices into your lifestyle, you empower yourself to contribute positively to the well-being and vibrancy of your skin and hair.

Meet Our Board-Certified Dermatology Team

At Feinstein Dermatology in Delray Beach, FL, our commitment is patient satisfaction and loyalty. We are defining the new standard in customer experience and outcomes, striving to lead by example for others to follow. With a dedicated patient base of over thirty-five thousand (35,000) individuals who have entrusted us with their dermatological and cosmetic needs, we have earned our reputation as a leading provider in the field.

Our team comprises dedicated professionals, including board-certified dermatologists, a board-certified Mohs surgeon, and a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon. We invite you to experience the exceptional care and dedication that defines Feinstein Dermatology.


Meet Your Providers


Brian Feinstein, D.O., FAAD

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Thomas Cahn, M.D., FAAD

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Lawrence Enisman, M.D., FACS

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Meredith Hancock, M.D., FAAD

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Robb Wilentz, M.D.

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Nathalie Allison-Fecteau, PA-C

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Hair and Nail FAQs

The term hair loss can refer to the noticeable thinning of hair on the scalp, or smaller balding spots throughout the scalp. In dermatology, hair loss is commonly referred to as alopecia. Alopecia areata is balding in isolated patches. Alopecia may either come and go, or it can persist for long periods of time.

Alopecia is an autoimmune condition that can be triggered by:

  • Hereditary factors
  • Hormonal changes
  • Illnesses
  • The natural aging process

Hair loss and baldness are more commonly seen in males. Baldness often refers to a significant loss of scalp hair. Alopecia universalis indicates that a person is experiencing complete baldness everywhere – including eyebrows and eyelashes, facial hair, and body hair.

The most frequent cause of scalp baldness is hereditary hair loss as people age. Some individuals would rather let their hair loss progress naturally without treatment or camouflage. Others may disguise it with hats or wigs, which may get tedious over time. Feinstein Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery offers hair loss treatment options to restore hair growth and preserve existing hair to improve and maintain overall appearance.

Symptoms of hair loss may include the gradual thinning of hair on top of head, usually beginning in a circle at the top back of the head and at the start of the hairline. For individuals with longer hair, the part will appear wider. As people become older, they are more likely to experience this sort of hair loss.

Another symptom of hair loss is increased shedding when washing or brushing the hair. This form of hair loss often results in general hair thinning.

Losing hair in an irregular pattern around the eyebrows, eyelashes, or beard could be a sign of another medical issue. Contact a board-certified dermatologist like Dr. Feinstein to rule out any other causes.

Some nail conditions, such as fungal nail infections, can be contagious and spread from person to person or from one nail to another on the same person. It’s important to practice good hygiene to prevent the spread of contagious nail conditions.

To prevent nail conditions, it’s essential to maintain good nail hygiene, keep nails clean and dry, avoid biting or picking at nails, wear properly fitting shoes, and protect nails from trauma. Additionally, avoiding prolonged exposure to harsh chemicals and practicing good hand hygiene can help prevent nail infections.

Feel Good About Your Skin

At Feinstein Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery, we’re more than just skincare experts in the heart of the Palm Beaches – we’re your partners in feeling good about your skin, for life. Our commitment is to help you embrace your skin’s natural beauty and maintain a healthy, confident glow. We understand that your skin reflects your well-being, and we’re dedicated to making you feel comfortable in your own skin. Don’t wait to take that first step towards your skincare journey – schedule a consultation at our office in Delray Beach, FL today at (561) 498-4407, and let us be the dermatologists who are there for you, every step of the way.