There are many known dangers of acrylic nail enhancements. We hear about it, but most of us don’t actually know what it all means.
Acrylic is a mixture of a polymer powder and a liquid monomer (Polyemthyl methacrylate acrylics). This is the liquid & powder mixture you see when you are getting your acrylic nail service. Even though the use of methyl methacrylate has been OUTLAWED, ethyl methacrylate is continued to be used for artificial nails, and can cause
ALLERGIES in the eyes and nose.
Since acrylic is a thick layer over your natural nail, any trauma such as a scrape or hit can cause the separation of acrylic from your natural nail plate….meaning lifting and potential BACTERIAL and FUNGAL infections. YUCK!
Why do people still get acrylic nails???? Because its easy! A layer of Acrylic is applied, shaped, and polished on all of your nails and……
VUALA!! Instant Nail transformation. But underneath that layer of acrylic you are suffocating your beautiful natural nail. With a little TLC you can gradually Transform those natural nails into their original luster and strength.
This is where SHELLAC comes into play. Shellac is a better solution if you still want that beautiful lasting color. At the same time allowing your natural nails to out grow the heavy filling and drilling damage caused from acrylic application.
Shellac is applied just as a regular polish and if done right, should be a thin even layer. Lasting 2 weeks. Shellac removal is an easy 10-15 min process that gently removes the shellac without using drills.
If you are thinking of a transition from acrylic…DO IT! Here at Luxe Day Spa Soho we offer a gentle acrylic nail removal. Call us with any questions or concerns and ask to speak with our nail technicians.