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Acrylic Nails or Fake Nails

Acrylic nails (fake nails, nail enhancements, or nail extensions) are coverings placed over fingernails as fashion add-ons.

Acrylic nails (fake nails, fashion nails, nail enhancements, or nail extensions) are coverings placed over fingernails as fashion add-ons. A wide variety of materials are used in making acrylic nails. Ethyl Methacrylate, also called EMA is regarded as the best material. Methyl Methacrylate or MMA is a cheaper option, but is known to have certain harmful effects.

Benefits:

Conceal or fix broken, damaged, short, or bad nails

Prevent people from biting their nails, breakage of nails, and protect splits

Fashion accessories

Risks:

Redness, swelling, pain and even severe allergic reactions

Damage to nail root

Nail glue is poisonous if accidentally swallowed

Fungus infection

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