16 Factors That Can Damage Your Client's Microblading

Here's what you need to know about microblading. // Photo Credit: dimid_86/iStock/Getty Images Plus

Microblading offers practitioners high profit returns, and since more and more clients are seeking the service, spas, medical spas, and other specialty beauty outposts are becoming more interested in offering the treatment. But before you add it to your spa's treatment menu, make sure that your microblading professional has at least 100 hours of training, says Kate Ciampi, the executive director of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP).

Microblading can last from a few months to a few years, but proper care will keep client's eyebrows looking fuller longer. Remind clients to have reasonable expectations, and provide them with this list of things that will fade their brows at a quicker rate.

  • Sun exposure
  • Sun damaged skin
  • Sweating
  • Using Retin A around the eyebrows
  • Chemical peels
  • Lasers
  • Skin that bleeds easily
  • Thin dermis
  • Previous tattoos on the eyebrow
  • Scars
  • Skin disease
  • Excessively oily skin
  • Hormone dysfunction
  • Smoking
  • Use of blood thinners
  • Exfoliating procedures

There are a number of safety tips your spa needs to follow to perform the best microblading services possible. In addition to the list above, here are a few safety tips from industry experts, including knowing what medications your clients need to avoid before the treatment.

“Medical history should be taken with any potential client interested in microblading. Anyone with clotting or bleeding issues or who is taking blood thinners, aspirin, or ibuprofen should not have this procedure. Post-procedure instructions should be reviewed and given to clients.” —Norman Rowe, M.D., owner, Rowe Plastic Surgery (NYC)

“The practitioner should know how to clean, sanitize, and sterilize to avoid cross contamination and spreading of diseases. All hygiene points should be followed, including usage of disposable needles and proper disposable methods of waste products.”—Mariah Sylvain, microblading master, Skinovation (NYC)

“Microblading is considered a tattoo by our health department and should be treated accordingly. Once skin is broken and pigment is implanted, it is very difficult to remove.”—Valerie P. Hernandez, owner, Vals Beauty Ink (Los Angeles)

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