This week I chose to write on this topic after I received an interesting case to evaluate. It made me realize that tips to keep a complication in a permanent makeup or microblading procedure from becoming a larger problem would be valuable to share.
The permanent makeup procedure involves many factors that are important for you to know how to handle. One of the most important elements is the client, since personal feelings, perceptions and emotions drive their assessment of the final result.
Remember that you are working on the skin, a living tissue which interacts with each of the elements involved in the procedure and this is something that your client must also understand.
The permanent makeup complications that I have seen most frequently are related to:
- Infection of the treated area
- Chemical or bacterial conjunctivitis
- Herpes labialis
- Trauma, bleeding, bruises, and inflammation
- Pigment migration
- Mishandling of products which are intended remove pigment
- Allergic reactions
- Healing problems
- Dissatisfaction with shape or color
- Poor retention or lack of pigment implantation
Most complications that arise can be resolved right away. However, it is important to be careful with resolutions that can lead to the need for a more drastic correction, or worse, a permanent negative result.
How to prevent these from becoming a problem: