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Gel Manicures Can Cause Nerve Damage

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  • Jane Ubell-Meyer got nerve damage from a gel manicure that wasn't done properly, and now she wants to warn other women.

Could your gel manicure harm you? Here are some warning signs to look out for:

  • The technician mixes glue and powder.
  • The technician dips your finger in a chemical solution.
  • Your salon uses bottles in unmarked containers.
  • The products smell unusually strong or have a strange odor.
  • Your skin is abraded or cut during the procedure.
  • The instruments used on you are not sterilized.
  • Your skin or nails hurt during or after the nail service.
  • The gels do not soak off easily in solvents designed to remove acrylics.
  • The salon is not clean.
  • Licenses for the salon and individual operators are not visibly posted.
  • You see swelling, redness or other signs of infection. 

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4 comments so far | Post a comment now
suzie February 12, 2011, 4:22 AM

Gel manicures are cured by a chemical reaction. It needs to be exposed to the correct wavelength. Regardless of how the wavelength is produced, old school bulb or LEDs it’s still wavelength patterns that you are being exposed to.

Winter May 21, 2011, 12:57 PM

IJWTS wow! Why can’t I think of tihgns like that?

Barbi May 22, 2011, 10:29 AM

Thanks for sharing. Always good to find a real epxert.

Barbi May 22, 2011, 10:30 AM

Thanks for sharing. Always good to find a real epxert.

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