Brighton-Howell Dermatology in Brighton & Howell MI

Safety of Gel Manicures

Gel manicures are extremely popular, but is the UV exposure raising the risk of skin cancer? Theoretically, YES! This is because each manicure is hardened by a few minutes under a UVA light, and UVA rays are the type of UV rays that cause skin cancer. So how can we protect ourselves? Apply a coat of SPF 30+ before curing, or wear gloves with the tips cut off for protection.

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