Manicurist removing cuticle from the girl client nail at beauty salon
What Are The Risks Of The Russian Manicure Trend?
Russian manicures have grown in popularity since, unlike traditional manicures, they involve the complete removal of the cuticle from beneath the nail bed using electronic drills.
However, the abrasive nature of the treatment, "can permanently alter the structure of your nail, weaken your nail, and cause bleeding," says dermatologist Dr. Jeanine Downie.
While the manicures are pleasing to look at, they may also trigger abnormal changes to your nails' growth patterns, alongside other undesirable results, such as inflammation.
These manicures also put you at risk of infection, since according to Dr. Unnati Desai, the cuticles “protect the area between the nail and epidermis from exposure to bacteria.”
With most other manicures, your cuticle will only be pushed back rather than completely removed, making them much gentler alternatives for your beautiful nails.