When applied and removed properly, ideally by a skilled technician, gels shouldn't cause damage to your nails. Most damage occurs during the removal process, if you don't follow the necessary steps and time to remove them. Our number one tip: Don't pick or peel off your gels. It never ends well.
If you notice white spots, lines or an unevenness on your natural nails, it can take anywhere between three to six months for them to go away, as that's typically how long it takes for your nails to grow out completely. In the meantime, you can use a ridge filler to smooth the appearance of your nails (sort of like how a makeup primer would help fill in pores or fine lines before your foundation).
If you're just experiencing some peeling or flaking after removal, we've got you: Here’s a step-by-step guide to getting them strong and healthy again.