The Truth about Acrylics
To make a healthy long lasting non damaging acrylic nail I need to use 2 products together, these are commonly known as an acrylic powder and a monomer liquid EMA (ethyl methacrylate) . Unfortunatly there are a few salons still using a product known as MMA (Methylmethacrylate)
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Acrylic Nails are the most common form of nail enhancements in the salon due to their ease of use, strength and durability.
Acrylics are safe and non-damaging to the natural nail plate when applied, maintained and removed by a qualified Nail Technician using proper techniques.
You may hear people say, "Having Acrylic nails really damaged my natural nails... My natural nails were so sensitive and weak when they were removed..."
This damage can be caused by any of the following:
A nail tech that uses a file or drill that is too coarse for the natural nail, this removes layers of the nail plate resulting in a sensitive and thin natural nail. (No drills are used in my salon)
A nail tech that misuses 'primer' - a bonding agent used with acrylics, this can cause sensitivity if exposed to the surrounding skin (burning sensations) and possibly allergic reactions. (Acid free primers are only used in my salon.)
A salon that uses MMA liquid monomer instead of approved EMA liquid monomer when doing acrylics, this can cause several possible complications.
What is MMA???