Nail reconstruction: does gel manicure increase cancer risk?

    Those who want to look beautiful must suffer a thousand pains, according to popular wisdom. Yes, but at what price? The cost of beauty for the hands and, in particular, the reconstruction of the nails, could be really too high. An American doctor, in fact, raises the alarm on the reconstruction of nails with gel: it increases the risk of skin cancer and damages the nails.



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    Those who want to look beautiful must suffer a thousand pains, according to popular wisdom. Yes but at what price? The cost of beauty for the hands and, in particular, the reconstruction of the nails, could be really too high. An American doctor, in fact, raises the alarm on the reconstruction of nails with gel: it increases the risk of skin cancer and damages the nails.

    The fault, in particular, could be gods ovens used to dry and crystallize the gel. In fact, it is they who emit ultraviolet rays as strong as those of solar lamps, with the aggravating circumstance of not even being adjustable. Doctor is really convinced of it Chris Adigun, dermatologist of the New York University School of Medicine, who invites, without half measures, all women who often undergo gel manicures to "consider the risk of skin cancer".

    Adigun is so concerned that he strongly recommends use sunscreen on your hands before starting the treatment, making sure that maybe they are organic and natural, we add. Another unfortunate side effect of UV light exposure is skin aging, which means that, sooner or later, you will end up having some problems. beautifully decorated nails, but wrinkled hands. As if all this were not enough, adds the doctor, always having a manicure with the gel could hide any nail problems, such as an infection or a tumor, delaying the diagnosis.

    Nail reconstruction: does gel manicure increase cancer risk?

    "Any manicure left for a long period of time is not good, because it does not show what is going on under the nail polish", concludes Adigun, recalling that the process causes thinning and brittleness of the nails, although it is not yet clear whether the chemical substances of the gel polish or the acetone used to remove it are to blame.



    Obviously a spokesperson for the Creative Nail Design (CND) minimizes, arguing that the damage of a small oven is comparable to that caused by a'neon lighting. Who will be right?


    Roberta Ragni

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