Nail Extension Jargon
The Proximal nail Fold is LIVING SKIN
Must NOT be cut or treated roughly or will grow back thicker and harder as will be damaged and can bleed or get infected.
It is the entire flap of skin which covers the matrix
Underside of proximal of nail fold
This is the source of 100% of the cuticle tissue
Creates cuticle cells constantly, which is DEAD skin
Thickness of eponychium is approx 0.1mm
A thin layer of DEAD tissue derived from the eponychium.
It CANNOT grow back thicker and will NOT bleed when cut – it is dead and has now blood supply
Is a barrier to seal pathogens from entering ther matrix which may cause infection
The thickness of the cuticle is determined by the length of the eponychium
The thickness of the nail plate is determined by the length of the matrix
What is Nail Pterygium?
This is abnormal growth of skin onto the nail plate- it is a medical condition not to be treated by a nail technician
can be caused by
over pinching of extensions