Are Gel Manicures Dangerous?
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|Tue, 01-29-2013 - 3:58pm|
When asked by Dr. Oz if there is ever a time that it’s okay to have a gel manicure, dermatologist Anne Chapas, M.D. states that nothing warrants the risk to your health.
“In my opinion there’s no vacation, no special event, no other type of occurrence where I think that it’s worth it to get a gel manicure…the risks aren’t worth it” says Dr. Chapas.
To help make manicures safer for women who insist on continuing to have gel manicures, Dr. Chapas offers these 3 recommendations to lessen the health risks:
Safer gel manicure recommendation #1: Find a salon that uses LED rather than UV lights when curing the nail polish coats.
Safer gel manicure recommendation #2: Ask the manicurist to apply sunscreen to your hands before beginning the gel manicure process.
Safer gel manicure recommendation #3: Wear anti-UV light manicure gloves that have holes at the fingertips to protect the skin while under a UV curing light.
And, for those women who will not have a gel manicure, but want to have longer-lasting polished nails, Dr. Chapas recommends applying a nightly application of a new topcoat of polish that is free of the harmful chemicals toluene, formaldehyde and DBP (DiButyl-Phthalate). Dr. Chapas recommends the brands Zoya and LCN as nail topcoat products that are safe to use.
More information here: http://www.emaxhealth.com/8782/gel-manicure-dangers-and-safer-options-recommended-dr-oz-show