Are Stricter Microblading Regulations Just a Nuisance?

Are Stricter Microblading Regulations Just a Nuisance? by pmuhub.com

Everyone is talking about microblading these days. This semi-permanent makeup treatment, among others, has indeed transformed beauty industry by adding that extra touch to our eyes and faces. But, what about regulations in this beauty area? Are they only a piece of paper or do they guarantee extra quality and safety levels?

Can microblading be done by anyone?

Today, it is easy to find a lot of beauty salons that offer brow shaping but include microblading in their services, too. In addition, a lot of tattoo artists deal with microblading. It’s not hard to find treatment deals online, neither. Many salons are offering them at a discounted price via their social media channels. However, the nearest or the cheapest option might not always be the right choice. Quite the opposite, actually.

Not everyone can or should do microblading or any other form of (semi)-permanent makeup. Why not? Isn’t it as easy as brow shaping or tinting? Well, no, it isn’t.

Microblading is a tattooing technique where a special tool with tiny needles is used to insert a pigment into the skin. If done inadequately without following microblading regulations, it could lead to a lot of serious problems ranging from mild irritations, scarring, to Hepatitis C and botched results. Almost every day there is an example in the media where the procedure has gone horribly wrong, so don’t take this lightly.

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Where is the problem?

Growing demand for microblading treatments results in growth in the number of artists and salons offering it. Experienced microblading artists are training for years to perfect and perform a microblading technique, which is, unfortunately not the case with every artist today. A one or couple-day courses can’t be enough to master the technique, even if you have a background in beauty. Crucial elements such as learning skin anatomy and how to treat the skin during and after the treatment are oftentimes only partially covered at these short courses.

In order to avoid growing trend of botched eyebrows and insufficiently skilled microblading artists, there is the need for implementation of stricter regulations when it comes to standards of training courses that are passing accreditations, as well as who is qualified to perform a microblading procedure.

In order to avoid growing trend of botched eyebrows and insufficiently skilled microblading artists, there is the need for implementation of stricter regulations when it comes to standards of training courses that are passing accreditations, as well as who is qualified to perform a microblading procedure.


Microblading certificate and license

There are some microblading regulations a salon and a microblading artist should comply with in order to make sure their business offers the best possible service and, at the same time, to prevent accidents from happing.

First, obtaining a microblading certificate. This shows an artist has taken and passed a certified microblading course. The certificate proves you have been trained and examined by experienced professionals.

On the other hand, in order to start working in this area of the beauty industry and improve your career prospects, a microblading license is required. This is different from the certificate and, thus, there may be an extra exam to take, especially one regarding health and safety issues.
The certificate and license do not only provide you with a piece of paper, they show you possess the right knowledge, experience and skills. Additionally, they ensure that you follow all the required safe working practices and have infection controls. Be aware that all US states have different regulations concerning tattooing and permanent makeup, including microblading. You can find them here:

SPCP.ORG: Listing of State Regulations for Permanent Cosmetics

 

microblading certificate and license needed

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Why are more strict microblading regulations important?

If salons or artists possess a license issued by a department of health, they offer a higher level of safety for their clients. There have been a lot of cases where microblading has gone wrong resulting in swollen eyebrows, itchiness, scarring, infections and allergic reaction. Let’s not forget a more serious potential outcome of an inadequate procedure – Hepatitis B or C. Therefore, if you do not wish to send your clients to another beauty salon making them pay extra money to get a botched job corrected, or even to hospital, be extra careful about the service you provide.

Think hard about what a certificate and a license could do for you – it is not only extra time and money you need to invest in obtaining these pieces of paper, it does show you have complied with the required health and safety procedures in accordance with tattoo and microblading regulations.

This is how you become more competitive and in the long run, secure you have done everything in your power to protect the safety and health of your clients. After all, your clients are the ones who keep your business running. Their satisfaction is what will make your business thrive.

How to obtain a microblading license?

Each US state has different tattoo and microblading regulations. Visit the website of your county or state department of health, see what regulations there are for you to comply with and apply for a license. In most cases you can download all the necessary forms, fill them in and apply online – it is that easy. 

Yet again, it is such a load off your mind when you know you have fulfilled all the necessary requirements, isn’t it?

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