The Risks of Getting Your Nails Done
Some women are regulars on going to the nail salon to get their nails done or maintained. The new trend is the gel polish manicure, which is maintains a perfect look after two weeks despite washing dishes and other daily activities.
However, there have been a few cases of women getting skin cancer on the backs of their hands from the UV exposure when getting their gel nail polish done at the salon. Dr. Lyndsay Shipp, a dermatologist at Georgia Regents University, investigated to see if the amount of UV from nail dryers are associated with skin cancer. Her results showed that the amount of UV levels are low, however, the amount of UV emitted varied among different machines and devices.