Over the weekend, I had a mini-spa day with my favorite girls (Mom, Sister, & Daughter). We went to get our nails glamified. I rarely get my nails done because of my Alopecia. Living with Alopecia over the years, I learned that the immune system does not just attack the hair follicles; it attacks the nails too. One of the signs of having Alopecia are the pitting (pinpoint dents) of the nails that may be associated with dark lines and discoloration. I'm still doing research to figure out why the nails are affected with the onset of Alopecia.
|My thumb nail with the dark line, discoloration, and deformity (slowly going away).|
|Freshly manicured nails|
If you have Alopecia and are experiencing nail pitting, seek a dermatologist and avoid any type of nail enhancements.