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Gel manicure warning

Gel manicure warning

Gel manicures may offer a permanent flawless result to the nails, but American dermatologists from New York University warn that it can cause serious damage in the long term, even causing skin cancer.
The gel manicure may offer a permanent flawless result to the nails, but the danger to which it exposes them is also permanent. American dermatologists from New York University warn that frequent exposure to the UV rays of the lamps, with which the gel solidifies, can cause serious damage in the long term, even causing skin cancer.
For this particular type of manicure, a special varnish is used which hardens as soon as it is exposed to UV radiation. Many women prefer it for the care of their nails, as it offers them color that does not lose its shine and does not peel off for several weeks, unlike common varnishes. However, those who often resort to the so-called "permanent manicure", complain that over time their nails become thinner and more fragile. Dermatologists come to confirm this finding with scientific findings, who even point out that the risk does not only concern the nails, but also the surrounding skin. "Women who often do gel manicures should know that they are also at risk of skin cancer," said Dr. Chris Andigan, author of the relevant study in the "American Academy of Dermatology" journal. As he explained, the lamps used to solidify the gel use broad-spectrum UV radiation that damages the skin in the same way that tanning beds do. In fact, several devices do not carry the necessary safety certifications, which means that consumers do not know the percentage of exposure of their skin to radiation.
Another unwanted side effect of UV radiation is skin aging, meaning a woman can end up with perfect nails but wrinkled hands. In addition, Dr. Andigan warned that permanent manicures can camouflage nail conditions, such as an infection or even a tumor, thus delaying diagnosis.
Dr. Andigan advised women to opt for permanent gel manicures only on special occasions so as to reduce the effects of chemical trauma, since as she pointed out, nails need up to six weeks to recover their health. Finally, she emphasized the need to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen before the manicure.
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