Originally Posted by Crimson_tech
I've been getting acrylic nails for about 3 years. Sometimes a new set will make your fingers sore but once you "suffer" this one, you shouldn't ever be sore by the time you wake up the next day. My best friend and I usually go in together and we both have the soreness from time to time. It's totally normal.
No, it isn't "totally normal" for anyone to experience pain when having nails applied, or even after! If you experience pain of any sort, then the technician did something wrong; she probably filed too much of your natural nail plate away in an attempt to get the product to adhere to your nail plate. This type of technique is referred to as "etching", which is a technique we used in the 70's when we didn't know any better.
With today's products, the technician only needs to GENTLY buff the surface of the nail to remove ONLY the surface shine - she doesn't need to destroy the nail plate in the process by using a file with too coarse a grit, or worse yet; using a drill on the natural nail, or allowing friction 'heat' to build up in the nail plate/bed from improper use of the drill or a hand file.
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