Gel polish removal in a toenail service refers to the process of removing gel polish from the nails on the toes. Gel polish is a type of nail polish that is cured under a UV or LED lamp, resulting in a longer-lasting and chip-resistant manicure. However, when it comes time to remove the gel polish, it requires a different procedure compared to regular nail polish.
The gel polish removal process for toes typically involves soaking the nails in a mixture of acetone and other nail-safe ingredients. The acetone helps to break down the gel polish, making it easier to remove. This soaking process can take around 10-20 minutes, depending on the brand and type of gel polish used.
Once the gel polish has softened, a nail technician will gently scrape or push off the gel using a specialized tool, such as an orange wood stick or metal cuticle pusher. It’s important for the technician to be gentle and careful during this step to avoid damage to the natural nail.
After the gel polish has been removed, the toenails may be buffed or filed to smooth out any rough edges or remaining gel residue. Finally, the technician may apply cuticle oil or moisturizer to nourish the nails and cuticles.
It is recommended to have gel polish removal done by a professional nail technician to minimize the risk of damage to the nails and surrounding skin.« Back to Glossary Index