PTERYGIUM - a contraindication for Manicure And Pedicure?


Pterygium is the inward advance of skin over the nail plate, usually the result of trauma to the matrix due to a surgical procedure or by a deep cut to the nail plate.

Pterygium results in the loss of the nail plate due to the development of scar tissue. Cortisone is used to prevent the advancement of scar tissue.


, "PTERYGIUM" is NOT contagious!

Signs and symptoms for PTERYGIUM

  • The skin grabs onto the nail plate and grows forward as the nail grows out, making the nail look as if the cuticle is growing over it
  • In even more unusual cases, the skin of the fingertips is attached to the underside of the nail
  • The nail itself may be thin, fragile, pitted, or ridged
PTERYGIUM contraindications In beauty therapy

When we have a client with the following condition: PTERYGIUM

Nail Treatments
The ‘true cuticle’ is often referred to as Pterygium. If you have pterygium, it can only be treated by a physician and should never be removed by a nail technician.

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