"What Does Photosensitivity Mean and Why Does it Matter?"

“Photosensitivity, or sensitivity to sunlight, (real or artificial) is a skin reaction to sunlight. Certain medications, foods, skin care products and other agents can cause photosensitivity, a chemically-induced change in the skin that makes it unusually sensitive to sunlight. Think of it this way: The agents that create photosensitivity contain chemicals that are "like gunpowder, and UV radiation is the match that causes the reaction to happen," explains Dr. Bruce Robinson, a dermatologist in New York City. "When UV light hits that chemical, it causes a reaction like an explosion in the skin, and you get damage."

“Sadly, most people have no idea that they have increased UV sensitivity-whether it is due to a medication, supplement, or medical state. They may or may not see the potential damages immediately after an exposure to an UV lamp, but will suffer the consequences from the cumulative exposure at an accelerated rate as compared to an individual without UV sensitivity,” Dr. Chris Adigun.

Because of the varying degrees of a photosensitivity as it pertains to any one individual, there is no way to quantify an amount of time one could safely be exposed to any amount of UV radiation.

In the nail lamp manufacturers instructions, they specifically warn of this possibility. Warnings of any kind need to be recognized. “Nail technicians should heed ALL manufacturers warnings and follow ALL directions and recommendations. That is their professional responsibility. I have served as an expert witness in legal matters related to salons for more than 20 years, and in every case that I've seen where the nail technician was found at fault, is was always because they didn't do this.” Doug Schoon

YouVeeShield will protect the lamp manufacturers, the nail salon and the consumer. A win-win!

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