New York City dermatologist Ariel Ostad, MD, recently made quite splash in the media when he described the influx of brides-to-be seeking procedures to make their hands sparkle as much as their diamonds in their engagement selfies. This once again showed that Ostad is in the know. He’s also been quoted on the Weather Channel, Health.com, Self.com, Totalbeauty.com, and Instyle magazine in recent months discussing wide range of topics from looking better bare to the latest treatments for skin cancer.
Dr. Ostad is a board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon and a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. In addition to bustling and trend-setting Manhattan private practi
Do you have nail envy? You know, when you see a woman with perfectly manicured nails and they’re for real! For the rest of us, it’s a struggle to keep nails all the same length without breaking, splitting or discoloring. According to Dr. Ariel Ostad, a Manhattan-based board certified dermatologist, our nails are a reflection of our health. “Dark nails or thin, flat nails are a sign of iron deficiency, says Dr. Ostad. “Peeling nails can mean a diet lacking in vegetable oil and a diet low in iron can cause nails to become thin and easily broken. Finally, yellow nails may indicate diabetes.”
Dr. Ostad recommends daily moisturizing with creams containing la