Why do my nails hurt after getting fake nails?

If you’ve ever had fake nails done and found yourself gritting your teeth as they drilled, glued or otherwise tormented your poor fingers, you’re not alone. Many people experience discomfort when they first get their acrylics or gel manicure applied. Unfortunately for your fingertips (and wallet), this pain isn’t a one-and-done type of deal – instead, it can last weeks! Fortunately for you though, we’ve got some answers to help you understand why these tiny strips of plastic are causing such a racket in the body.

What are fake nails?

Before delving into our main subject matter let’s start by defining what exactly we mean by ’fake’ nails.

Fake fingernails can include artificial tips that attach directly onto natural fingernails with glue or more recently even adhesive stickers; dip powder where layers of resin are added on top of nail tip before exposing to light; SNS which involves dipping fingernail tips into powder prior to having them cured under UV lighting and finally gel extensions – where Gel is poured and shaped over existing nail beds allowing wearer more flexibility day-to-day compared with acrylics.

It’s worth noting that all types involve application processes which require physical contact – essentially augmenting free-style DIY home mani operations- using strong glues , burning lamps / tools and objects like brushes and liquid solutions.

N.B: Don’t confuse SNS with Sugar In Nature Sweetener

Any route one chooses however should at no point leave one questioning ‘But wait … why do my nails hurt?’

How does getting false nails work?

Now that context has been established let’s dive deeper into how these kinds of enhancements actually work!

Acrylics, gels & powders were initially created so women could enjoy long lasting professional grade looking manicures without having to go through weekly faff but it comes at a price – that of withstanding the application process itself which can last anywhere from 30mins to an hour and half depending on part booked .

Generally, getting fake nails often comes in three stages :
In brief you’ll either have tips added (to make up for lack of length) , the extension proper or just layers on top of your natural nails before full on mani. Let’s examine each step!

  1. TIPS: Those mentioned above are usually plastic extensions that come in sizes intended to fit particular widths/ lengths but would need to be trimmed accordingly so as not overlap actual nail bed – unless person has really (and I mean really) large hand spaces.

  2. EXTENSION: The extension process consists primarily creating a small frame & then building up subsequent surface layers applied meticulously until desired thickness achieved while ensuring SASSY symmetry (yes, we had fun with this one-liner ) & calculated ‘C’-shaped curve along edges applies too..

  3. DESIGN DETAILS! Finally, users can opt for multiple colors / designs using techniques like fancy flower petals sweep or matte finish arched moon shapes.

Once set , the result is hardened covering layer -in addition they’re great alternatives if ongoing upkeep isn’t something that ticks your boxes .

But back to Pain…

Why do my synthesized talons hurt?

All things considered it goes without saying there may be expected mildness post package deal pain/inconvenience due to having every element held in place by adhesive and cured under brighter than bright LED-light emitting lamps etc…

Of course let’s not forget trimming excess cuticles around edge becomes necessary post curing as well 😉 Just don’t bloody’ bite them off..’mkay!

Unfortunately more often than not nail clients, after flexing at least two-months’ worth manicure experience realize how bad things could get size-wise.

On occasion some people experience insane amounts of pain right after having enhancements put-on such as bruised or throbbing nails, intense sensitivity whilst using tools/objects or extreme warmth felt on skin i.e. internal blood flow disturbance (eek!) Let’s shed light on what could be causing this discomfort.

With Acrylics

Getting acrylic nail extensions can lead to minor / moderate at-home abrasions that may take some time to heal but these eventually disappear once you get used to each other…just kidding! Acrylics are known for putting added pressure on nail beds during application- all sorts of things happening down there; forcing local capillary networks into overdrive and this is not something one should consistently tolerate due increase risk in slowing/heightening potential nerve damage

With Gels

Similarly enough Gel manicures also have a way of making fingertips feel abnormally sensitive especially when coming into contact with hotter item surfaces – this experience sometimes worsens beneath polished/lacquered top layers!

Aside from the aforementioned factors however , possible pre-existing underlying conditions prone persons possess could exacerbate temporary irritation & elevate risk factor too.

Regardless, immediately after any kind-making procedure its important participants ensure all residue extraneous materials removed completely filled upon tenderness fades away so they don’t contaminate further areas without which proper healing/remedy is impossible 🙁 …

Helping your Nails Heal Faster

Acknowledging their presence hurts tips helps patients prepare ahead –prior preparing for appointment itself planning days before oiling up cuticles massage-wearers nobs etc would go long ways protecting yourself against undue pressures associated with wearable glittery talons if done properly .

So next time someone complains about how crudely painful altering mani regimes feels post-fake extension drama just remind them texturally induced shocks valiantly learning new personality while wearing Sassy symmetrical shiny claws …ouch.

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