UV/LED Lamps DO NOT hurt skin
Can UV/LED lamps cause skin problems? You read many articles going around the web, in which it is said that these types of lamps COULD cause skin problems. Let’s clarify this point, the answer is ABSOLUTELY NO.
For over 20 years, millions of people have been using UV gel nail products regularly and safely.
Along with this long history of safe use, all the scientific evidence shows that UV nail lamps are safe, when used according to established safety practices.
According to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), UV nail lamps, used in salons, are safe.
A statement on the FDA website concludes “…the FDA considers nail curing lights to be of low risk when used as labeled…To date, the FDA has not received any reports of burns or skin cancer attributed to these lamps.”
The most serious problem encountered is that modern women habitually and with the utmost ease, and without any type of glove or protection whatsoever, highly dangerous and chemical products in any area of their life (for washing dishes, or bleach some stains, or clean sinks or hobs). Women subject their skin to truly unimaginable stresses just 40 years ago (in which our grandmothers used Marseille soap and ash to clean the house). These stresses create fertile ground for eczema, irritation, allergies and numerous other skin problems.
RadTech, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the safe use of ultraviolet and electron beam technologies, supports the FDA as well as The Professional Beauty associacion (PBA) and Nail Manufacturers Council on Safety (NMC), which point to studies conducted by scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital and Brown University’s Alpert School of Medicine showing that “typical nail salon exposures are well within the permissible daily UV exposure limits.”
The researchers also found that the risk of developing non-melanoma skin cancer was several times lower than the risks associated with exposure to natural midday sunlight – and theoretically it would take 250 years of weekly sessions to equal the (low) risk. of nails than a single UV light treatment for certain skin conditions such as psoriasis – concluding that “it is highly unlikely that any salon client, regardless of the level of nail lamp use, will exceed safe levels of UV exposure .”
“In reality, the UV exposure created by nail lamps is minimal,” says Doug Schoon, NMC Co-President of Safety and internationally recognized scientist, author and educator with more than 30 years of experience in the beauty industry, of beauty and personal care.
“The Journal of Investigative Dermatology concludes that UV nail lamps are safe and do not cause or increase the risk of cancer. In fact, there are no peer-reviewed studies showing an association between human skin cancer and gel nail lamps.”