Microblading has grown out of Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) as an alternative to the tattoo needle for replacing or enhancing eyebrows. But what are the risks? We look closer.
Jami Ledbetter is a pretty typical American mum. At the age of
For Jami, the prospect was enthralling. Having been born without eyebrows she was looking forward to finally owning a pair. She was booked in for her treatment with a “certified”
The reality is that microblading, like SMP, is a largely unregulated industry. One where anyone can set up in practice with, in theory, no training or experience. Similarly, anyone can set up to provide “training” for others to become “certified” as microbladers.
Microblading is an
Efforts with make-up to mask the problem proved ineffective. Fortunately, Jami found her way to tattoo artist Kara Gutierrez who was able to help. Using a pigment lightening solution Kara has created scabs over the tattooed region, which pull the pigment from the skin. The process is a slow one, with a series of treatments needed, eight weeks apart. The cost is not insignificant either, at a total of $1000 it is several times what she originally paid for the
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Jami’s terrible story should remind us all of the importance of due diligence. This is true even when you are dealing with a regulated industry. But when dealing with an unregulated one, like
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