Case Study of a Nail Biter
For a month or so I have been working with this twelve year old, giving manicures and encouragement to grow her nails. She had done very well and her nails had grown some free edge (the white bit at the end of the nail) on some nails.
For school it is imperative that she does not have any nail colour on, so during the Easter holidays I applied clear gel overlays and then painted over them with a regular nail colour. The plan is to have several sessions of gel overlays over the next couple of months to protect the nails underneath as they grow and to have nice nail colours on weekends and during the holidays.
Nail varnish can be safely removed from Bio Sculpture Gel® Nails using a non-acetone nail varnish remover. More photos will be added as the project progresses.
Friday 2 April 2010:
Friday 9 April 2010:
Monday 12 April 2010:
For school the next day, the colour nail varnish was removed with non-acetone remover, and then the gels were painted with a clear top coat as an extra protection. No photos were taken and the nails were in good order.
Sunday 25 April 2010:
In the following week the gels began to lift and as I was away for a few weeks unfortunately our young person felt the need to peel them off completely which was the wrong thing to do. Peeling the gels off can peel off the very top layer of the nail which is why soaking off is vital. However, the damage does not appear to have been as bad as it could have been. When I next saw the client, we discussed what was best for her at this time and we will return to weekly manicures.
Saturday 29 May 2010:
Having lovely manicured nails are more likely to encourage a nail biter to stop biting.
Whilst treatments like this can help, or just having a regular healthy nails manicure (no polish – just buffing as a finish), in the end it is up to the nail biter to stop the biting!