A lot of women (or some men) enjoy relaxing at a nail salon. It may seem harmless, but you have to be wary of the nail salon that you go to and how they clean their tools. You’ll never know when someone at your nail salon has a fungal nail infection. You may have no issues with your go-to nail salon for years, but you can never be too careful.

Nowadays, there are different types of manicures from the plain and regular nail polish to gel and dip powder manicures. Dip powder manicures have recently become popular. It is a combination of a glue type liquid and colored powder that hardens when exposed to air and leaves a long lasting manicure such as gel or acrylic manicures, without the chemical smell and ultraviolet light curing to dry. It is sealed with a top coat of polish and can last for about 2-4 weeks.

The process of dip powder manicures is, from the name, dipping your nails into a jar of powder. Now, this jar of powder is communal. Salons usually use the same jar for all clients who want that specific color. Other clients may have a fungal nail infection and contaminate that specific jar. Fungus can spread easily and might be transferred to the next client and all the other following clients dipping their fingers in the contaminated jar.

It would be best to avoid this type of manicure. It is unsanitary for multiple clients using the same container. If the nail salon does this, it would be better to just walk away. You may have pretty nails but once you remove your manicure, you might have a fungal nail infection.

Also, be aware of how nail salons sanitize their tools before you let them use it on your nails. To be safe, you can bring your own tools that are not contaminated by other clients at the nail salon.

If you have nail fungus, contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our doctors. Laser Nail Therapy has over 80 clinics in the US, including Baltimore, MD.