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Article

Publication Date

3-15-2018

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This article has been peer reviewed. It is the author’s final published version in Dermatology Online Journal, Volume 24, Issue 3, March 2018, Article number 20.

The published version is available here. Copyright © Wang et al.

Abstract

Gel manicures have become a popular beauty trend in recent years. The specially formulated nail polish must undergo curing under light-based units. The majority of these curing lamps emit high-intensity ultraviolet A, which can cause skin damage and increase the risk for skin cancers. Incorporating relevant information in patient education endeavors can help them practice avoidance, apply broad-spectrum sunscreen prior, or use nitrile exam gloves in order to prevent photoaging and skin cancer resulting from these procedures.

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English

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