For 1 year, my fake nail has been over my own nail. The doctor said it will grow out, but it has been a year. It is nasty looking. My friend said go to another doctor and see about having my finger numbed around the area and cut cuticle and separate the fake nail and my own nail. The fake nail seems to be under cuticle. Help.
By Pam from Hamilton, OH
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By cdoss 08/16/2010
Is it acrylic? If so, you just soak it in acetone nail polish remover and it will disolve. If it's not acrylic, please post more detail. Also, I can't understand how an artificail nail could still be under the cuticle after a year. When I had acrylic nails, I had to go get them filled in every 2 weeks because they would grow out.
By Lilac 08/13/2010
Go to the nail place and let them soak your nail in acetone. The nail will come off. They do it every day.
By anne 08/13/2010
You better go to a different doctor!
By Keeper 08/12/2010
Pam, I had acrylic nails for a few years and was fortunate that no damage was done to my real nails. It takes awhile and patience but you soak and soak and soak some more in acetone. Good luck.
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I would like to know what the best form is for taking off acrylic nails without causing any rips to my already grown nails.
I got nails about two weeks ago. They are not the whole fake nail, they are acrylic pink and whites and were put on with a paint of some sorts? Well, I want them off NOW but I am worried as to how to remove them hopefully virtually painless.
I have heard use acetone, but also I heard that can be damaging to your skin and potentially burn you. What is the most effective and painless way to remove this type of nail? HELP!
Megan from Lansing, MI
Take a Cotton ball, Soak it in nail polish remover, Wrap the finger with it , then cover in tin foil, use your hair blower back and forth to heat it, do this anywhere from 30 seconds to 2 mins per nail. quickly remove the cotton ball and gentle lift the fake nail, Some nails required a second try, But it worked very easily, Can you believe a week after all this and she did it again! KIDS anyways, I got the things and threw them out after that. (03/20/2008)
A GOOD artist will buff your natural nail minimally to adhere to acrylic, only way it will stay on. GOOD acrylic nails will RARELY lift. I can't emphasize this enough.
Anyone that hates these nails has had a BAD JOB done.It really irritates me! I live in Australia and we have no regulations, ANYONE can call themselves a nail artist. Now that is extremely DANGEROUS.
IT IS ABSOLUTELY essential you find a good professional. HOW? Look at everyones nails you know, if their is any lifting, even if they insist their nail girl is good, smile and DON'T GO THERE! (03/26/2008)
By Pr0bl3m ch1ld!
How do I remove acrylic nails so I can have gel nails done?
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