Pre-treatment Advice for Acrylic/Gel Polished Nails


Contra indications to Acrylic/Gel Polished Nails

What is a contra indication?

A contra-indication is a condition that may prevent or restrict a treatment. Examples of these are:

  • Diabetes
  • Blood thinning medications
  • Chemotherapy
  • Warts
  • Severe eczema/psoriasis on hand
  • Broken bones of the hand or fingers
  • Infection
  • Swelling
  • Cuts
  • Abrasions
  • Recent scar tissue (within 6 months)

Post-treatment advice

  • To keep your nails in optimum condition, please read the following:
  • Wear rubber gloves for wet or dirty jobs. Buy them in a size that fits and keep them in the rooms you need them so you don’t forget!
  • DO NOT remove enhancements yourself. You WILL damage your own nails
  • Do not pick or chew your nails!
  • Do not use your nails as tools. Open tins and cans with a spoon if they have a ringpull.
  • Do not use your nails to open boxes and packages, or scrape stickers off with them!
  • Do not leave your appointment longer than 3 weeks. The acrylic/gel may lift slightly, enabling water to get trapped between the nail plate and the covering
  • Your nails do not BREATH. They do not have lungs and are made from layers of dead, keratinized cells.
  • Have your nails a wearable/manageable length.