UV gels are the result of very specific chemistry used with very specific curing technology. If good curing technology is not employed to polymerize the UV gel resin system, then all of the polymer chains will not form. Not completing all of the polymer chains will result in a few important issues that will cause problems. These issues will be, most importantly, a weak polymer that is not functioning at its optimal strength. The finished product will not have a high shine, white and colored gels will not cure to their optimum thickness and adhesion will be weak resulting in a greater occurrence of lifting. Likewise, if the optimal curing is obtained by the use of proper curing technology, all of the polymers will be formed, high gloss will be a result and the enhancement will have increased adhesion and thus will decrease the occurrence of lifting problems. It is very important to note that the use of poor curing technology will result in poor adhesion and a weak polymer system after curing the gel in the UV lamp. An optimal cure will not replace good nail preparation and ideal nail shaping.