MMA is a product that's typically used by dentists and orthopedic surgeons to make bridges, crowns, and bone cement. But MMA is no stranger to the nail care industry. Despite the fact that MMA has been deemed unsafe by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) since the 1970's, some nail technicians insist on using it in their acrylic nail products.
Have you ever wondered how some nail shops can offer to apply a full set of acrylic nails for twenty-dollars, while other salons in the same vicinity have to charge twice as much?
nail products on their clients. But even if this is the case, salon owners have a responsibility to know exactly what nail products they are using on their clients.
MMA can't adhere properly to the natural nail, so technicians will file the surface of the nail down. Once the surface of the nail is filed, the MMA will bond with amazing strength - so strong in fact, that if you bump the acrylic nail on a hard surface, your real nail can lift right off the bed, and cause permanent damage.
o skin irritations
o nails turning black
o liver damage
o harm to a fetus
o nerve damage
o respiratory damage