Health - Topic : UV lights

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Under-Curing: Learn the Signs

May 4, 2015  | Article

If protecting your clients’ health is your top priority, then changing your UV bulbs regularly should rate equally high on your to-do list.

Keywords: curing   gel curing   UV light safety   UV lights  

Something to Talk About: UV Light Exposure

August 18, 2014  | Article

Even after all the research confirms they’re safe, UV lamps still cause concern among clients. Let’s talk about what you can do to ease their fears.

Keywords: gel-polish   UV light safety   UV lights  

NAILS Editor Hannah Lee on The Today Show

May 2, 2014  | Video

NAILS editor Hannah Lee appeared on The Today Show on Friday, May 2, 2014, as the counterpoint voice to a new study that says UV nail lamp users may have an increased risk of skin cancer. Hannah pointed out that you are exposed to more UVA rays from natural sunlight walking or driving to the salon than you can in a UV lamp. Last year's study by Drs. Dowdy and Sayre is the benchmark we should all refer to.

Keywords: gel-polish   gels   Hannah Lee   media coverage   UV light safety  

Study Reaffirms UV Lamp Safety

December 28, 2013  | Article

Supporting findings made in earlier studies, the latest independent, peer-reviewed study demonstrates that UV lamps commonly used for hardening gel-polish are safe and do not increase the risk of developing skin cancer. 

Keywords: gels   NMC   UV light safety   UV lights  

NAILS' 10 Most-Viewed Questions Answered

December 27, 2013  | Article

Straight A’s for Our Top Q’s: With topics ranging from private label retail to proper mix ratios, nailsmag.com’s 10 most-viewed questions cover a lot of ground.

Keywords: glitter   nail discoloration   nail diseases   skin diseases   UV lights  

UV Nail Lamps Do Not Increase Skin Cancer Risk, New Study Finds

February 19, 2013  | Article

UV nail lamps do not appear to significantly increase the lifetime risk of keratinocyte carcinoma — a type of non-melanoma skin cancer — in consumers, reports a study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

Keywords: cancer   product safety   skin cancer   UV light safety   UV lights  

Bulbs — Plus Germ Killer

December 26, 2012  | Article

Affordable and reliable, UV Gel Curing Bulbs from Purely Products are high-quality lamps for gel nail dryers and UV-curing lamps.

Keywords: UV lights  

Get the Facts on Gels

May 18, 2012  | Article

Gel manicures and pedicures have been available, and safely used, in salons for more than three decades, says the PBA’s Nail Manufacturer’s Council.

Keywords: gels   NMC   PBA   UV light safety   UV lights  

The Science of Gels

March 14, 2011  | Article

What’s really going on when your client puts her hand in the nail lamp? We explain what gel is made of and why it works so well.

Keywords: colored gels   Doug Schoon   gels   LED lights   Light Elegance  

UV Nail Lamps Are Safe, Say Industry Experts

November 1, 2010  | Article

The findings by three nail industry scientists contradict the conclusions of a medical report that warns of an increased risk of cancer on the hands after exposure to a UV nail light.

Keywords: Doug Schoon   gels   Jim McConnell   Light Elegance   OPI Products  

The ABCs and Zs of SPF, UVA, and UVB

August 1, 2009  | Article

It’s tanning season, which means it’s time to educate clients on how to protect themselves from sun damage. Most people know that SPF stands for sun protection factor and that few users apply enough sunblock to do the trick. What you might not know is that the SPF pertains only to UVB rays.

Keywords: SPF   tanning   UV lights  

UV Light Cured Gel: How It Works

August 1, 2008  | Article

We’re all thankful for our UV light-cured gels. But do you know the science behind the curing process?

Keywords: gels   UV lights  

Inside A UV Light

August 1, 1997  | Article

Thanks to technology old heavy UV lamps have given way to today's sleek and quick models. Their production is subjected to rigorous quality control.

Keywords: gels   how products are made   UV lights  

Ask the Nail Doctor

February 1, 1992  | Article

Every month, our nail doctor answers readers' questions about any health-related issue.

Keywords: allergic reactions   antifungals   effect of UV light   fungus   home remedies  

Editor's note: Understanding UV Technology

May 1, 1986  | Article

As more is known about the gels, and their ingredients, we will all feel safer about their long-term use.

Keywords: gels   UV lights  

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