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Infill – Gel

Gel nail infills is a treatment that is applied to nails that already have a UV gel polish applied to them. About three weeks after (depends on how fast your nail grows) your initial gel nail overlay finish will have a small gap at the base of your nail between your cuticle and your gel application. The infill treatment involves filing and buffing the existing gel down in preparation for another application of UV gel polish in a different colour or the same.

Having the area of new nail growth by the cuticle area getting ‘filled’ with gel. If you are wearing pink & whites, then it will need a rebalance done every 4-5 weeks. The reason for this is that the white on your free edge move as your nails grow out. And after about 4-5 weeks, it starts getting really noticeable.

Also, as your nail grows out, the apex – or stress point – in your nails also grows out as well. If you look at your nails from the side, you should notice a high area right around where the white begins. It looks like this: The area around the cuticle is a low point, and as look along the nail toward the free edge, you should notice it begin to ‘arch’ and come to a peak where the pink and white meet then it smoothly slopes down again toward the free edge.

Gel Infills must be cured under a UV lamp after each coat – usually two minutes for each individual cure. And it takes several thin layers of gel to make a complete nail which means several cure times spent with your hand under the lamp before they are done. And this is normally topped off by a top quality UV topcoat, or sealer, which gives the finished product its high gloss.