Derm Topics

Patient Buzz Series: Gel Manicure Safety

A study on the safety of UV lights during gel manicures is the most popular dermatology topic in the consumer press this month. Dermatologists have long been concerned that routine gel manicures with UV lights would be associated with a higher risk of skin cancer. A study in Nature Communications demonstrates that the radiation emitted by these UV nail polish dryers does damage DNA and cause permanent mutations in human cells.

So how should dermatologists interpret these findings when counseling their patients? Should people avoid gel manicures altogether, or are UV dryers safe to use provided they wear sunscreen or fingerless gloves? Read what your colleagues have said in the media about this and other topics by perusing this list of dermatology articles in the consumer press:

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