UV Lamps Do NOT Cause Cancer

A new study conducted by The Journal of Investigative Dermatology suggests that UV lamps commonly used for drying nail polish are safe and do not increase one’s risk of getting skin cancer, according to an article in Nailpro Magazine. As part of its study, The Journal of Investigative Dermatology compared the UV rays emitted from three popular brands of nail lamps to low-risk phototherapy devices used in dermatology treatments (each dermatology treatment consists of 15-30 sessions). Researchers found that a salon client would need approximately 250 years of weekly manicures that involve the use of UV nail lights to develop the same risk of exposure as just one round of phototherapy sessions used to treat various skin conditions. Based on these results, researchers concluded that nail lamps do not significantly increase the risk of getting skin cancer. A great relief for us here at Luxe, as we love to keep our clients safe and healthy!

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