Below you will find a wide variety of frequently asked questions. If your question
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What is Bio Sculpture Gel?
Bio Sculpture Gel is a one-step system that strengthens and promotes the growth
of natural nails. It is applied onto a natural nail, tip or gel extension. Bio Sculpture
Gel cures under a UV light, leaving the nail strong but flexible with a natural
glossy or high shine finish.
What is Bio Sculpture Color Gel?
Bio Sculpture Color Gel
is clear gel with pre-blended color pigment added to create
No Chip nail colors. Color gel looks and applies like nail polish but gives incredible
strength. The color gel will last for weeks without fading, chipping or wearing away
at the free edge.
Is Bio Sculpture Gel a Soak Off gel?
Yes, All of Bio Sculpture’s Treatment Gels
and Color Gels
off. All Gel soaks off in as little as 10-20 minutes or 5 minutes per layer.
Can Bio Sculpture Gel be applied to the natural nail?
Yes, Bio Sculpture Gel is known as the natural nail gel and can be applied directly
onto natural nails without the use of primers or bonders.
Can Bio Sculpture Gel be applied “over” other nail systems?
Yes, it can also be applied over plastic tips, fiberglass and other gel or acrylic
Is Bio Sculpture Color Gel similar to other “Soak Off Color Gel Lacquers”?
No… Color Gel “lacquers/polishes" is not a true gel and does not give any strength to the
natural nails. It is merely a longer lasting
nail color lacquer/polish that is light cured. If a client’s nails are thin, weak or need extra strength color gel lacquers
will have to be used in combination with a nail system to strengthen the nail.
Bio Sculpture Color Gel
offers strength and No Chip nail color with one application.
Can I build a gel nail extension using Bio Sculpture Gel?
Beautiful, natural looking, flexible but strong gel nail extensions can be created using
Bio Sculpture Sculpting Gel
. Solid (less-flexible) sculptures can be created with Bio Sculpture Free-Edge Gel. Gel nail extensions can be created with either a paper
form or our easy Free-Form gel extension methods. Bio Sculpture Gel nail extensions
will not crack, tear or splinter and are great for nail biters.
Will Bio Sculpture crack or splinter?
No, Bio Sculpture Gel will not crack or splinter due to its flexibility. Not using Bio
Sculpture Gel or Bio Sculpture Top Coat as a last layer, but an alternative polish top
coat or color polish that contains formaldehyde may cause the surface of the gel to
be dehydrated causing small hairline cracks. These cracks will disappear when you
do your next fill. "Compare it with a cloth that is flexible. If the cloth is bent it will
not break or tear but if glue is spilled on the cloth and left to dry the cloth will crack
or even tear.”
How can I convert my traditional acrylic clients over to gel?
This should not be difficult. Start using Bio Sculpture Gel when your client needs
her next fill. If you see that your client's natural nail is thin and damaged due to the
use of damaging products, explain how Bio Sculpture Gel is and will not damage their natural nails. We suggest that you thin down the existing
product on the nail, then do a conventional gel fill with Bio Sculpture and wean off
the unwanted product over time.
Can Bio Sculpture Gels be used in combination with other gel systems?
The success of the Bio Sculpture Gel System depends on the use of the system as a
whole and not in combination with other products, gels, solvents or chemicals. We do
not guarantee our products if used in combination with others.
Is Bio Sculpture suitable for hairdressers who have their hands in
water a lot?
Bio Sculpture Gel will not be affected or damaged by water. Many hairdressers have
their nails done with Bio Sculpture Gel because it is strong and will not stain when
S-Gel or UV-Gel Coat
is used as a last layer. It is highly recommended that they
do Home After-Care regularly and wear gloves when working with chemicals.
If I do get Bio Sculpture Gel nails, how often do I need to go for
a maintenance fill?
This will depend on how quickly your nails grow. Bio Sculpture Gel lasts for
weeks and allows clients to often go longer than two weeks without a fill
depending on the condition of their natural nails.
How do I change my nail color if I have gel on my nails?
Bio Sculpture Gel offers Nail Polishes
to match 100 of our 170 gel colors. For a
temporary color change simply apply a layer of your chosen nail polish color over
your gel application. Remove the polish the next day or a few days later to return to
your original gel color.
Does a client have problems with fungus or nail mold while wearing
Bio Sculpture Gel?
No, Bio Sculpture Gel does not cause any fungus or nail mold. Bio Sculpture Gel has
undergone a stringent “Clinical Test
” to assess the tolerability and efficiency of Bio
Sculpture UV light-cured nail gel in first-time and long-term users – (Aug 2004). The
research result showed that one hundred percent (100%) of first-time users, and
ninety nine percent (99%) of long-term users, reported no paronychia or contact
dermatitis. Consequently, the conclusion was drawn that Bio Sculpture UV light-
cured nail gel is both highly effective and tolerable for use as cosmetic nail gel. It
received a 5-Star Safety Rating
Can Bio Sculpture Gel be used to create nail art?
Yes, Bio Sculpture Gel is known for being used to create beautiful, award-wining
nail art designs. A vast range of designs can be created with over 170 colors of
crèmes, metallics, shimmers, glitters and more. Bio Sculpture Royal Clear/Sealer
is perfect for mixing with Glitter Powders
or for securing diamonds and
decals. Embed numerous Nail Art Supplies
, such as gems, flowers, shells, confetti
etc. under Bio Sculpture Gel to ensure that nothing will come loose or get hooked.
Can airbrushing be done over Bio Sculpture Gel?
Yes, because airbrushing is done with water based paint, it is compatible with Bio
How do I remove Bio Sculpture Gel from my client's nails?
Bio Sculpture Gel can easily be removed within 10 –
20 minutes by soaking the gel nails in Bio Sculpture Soak Off (Gel Remover))
. Click here for soak off/
Is the Soak Off procedure ultimately damaging to nails?
No, Bio Sculpture applies Cuticle and Nail Conditioner
after a soak off procedure
to hydrate and nourish natural nails, and before a new gel set
is applied a layer of Bio Sculpture Vitamin Dose
is applied as a nutrient to natural
Are there any products that might soften Bio Sculpture Gel causing
it to lift?
When using cleaning products that contain ammonia; gloves should be worn, as it
will soften Bio Sculpture Gel over time.
Polish remover containing acetone will cause gel to soften also resulting in
lifting. Often polish removers state that they are “acetone free” but still contain a
small amount of acetone. Bio Sculpture’s specially formulated Bio Sculpture Cleanser
should be used with Bio Sculpture Gel to remove polish on top of
a gel overlay. It is mild, but extremely effective.
Can treatment oils be used in a manicures service before gel is applied?
No, treatment oils should not be used before a gel application,
it may cause the gel to
lift. Bio Sculpture Cuticle Oil
and massage lotions should be applied after gel has been fully cured.
Can other “polish remover”
brands be used during a Bio Sculpture Gel
No, other solutions contain chemicals that may cause gel to lift, or not leave a shiny
finish. The success of the Bio Sculpture Gel system depends on the use of the
system as a whole and not in combination with other cuticle softeners/removers, top
coats, solvents or chemicals."
Can other “sanitizer”
brands be used during a Bio Sculpture procedure?
No, other brands sanitizers contain chemicals that will leave a very thin invisible film
on the natural nail. Bio Sculpture does not use primers and bonders that will edge
through this film layer, it will prevent gel from adhering to the natural nail.
Will a Paraffin wax treatment damage my gel application?
Paraffin dips are delightful and can be done after a gel application is completed.
It will not affect the gel. If done before the gel application the gel will lift
because of too much oil on the natural nail (the gel will not adhere properly).
Can I use Bio Sculpture Gel with any UV-A Lamp?
Not any UV lamp can cure Bio Sculpture Gel, a 9watt UV-A Lamp
with at least
two or more 9watt UV-A light bulbs
is required to cure Bio Sculpture Gel.
A UV curing lamp with 4, 6 or 8watt light bulbs will not cure Bio Sculpture Gel even
if you leave the nails in the lamp for a longer period of time or have several bulbs. The UV rays must be
strong enough to penetrate all the way through the gel.
Remember that each light bulb used in the UV lamp much be 9watts. If a UV lamp
has 4 x 4watt light bulbs it will still be just a 4watt UV-A lamp and does not make up
16 watts (wattage cannot be multiplied).
Caution: do not be misled by false information, incorrect wattage will result in Bio
Sculptures Gel lifting because it has not been cured sufficiently. If you are not sure
what wattage your current lamp is, please contact us at 1800 770 4493 for more
Are the UV-A rays from the Bio Sculpture 9watt UV-A Lamp harmful?
Please read a recent report on the safety of UV Lamps http://blogs.nailsmag.com/
What is Bio Sculpture Executive Base?
Bio Sculpture Executive Base
is a nutrient that strengthens and conditions the
natural nail. It can be used as a base coat under nail polishes. It will compress the
natural nails keratin, leaving a strong and durable nail. The added magnesium,
vitamins, minerals, calcium and proteins keep the nails flexible, preventing it from
becoming brittle. For a polish manicure/pedicure; Apply as a base layer before
applying Color Nail Polish
as a treatment and to help polish chip less. Clients
should use it as part of the Home After-Care routine or to treat their damaged