Microblading uses a sharp tool and micropigmentation uses tiny needles to implant ink (pigment) under the skin on the eyebrows or scalp, creating the appearance of fuller hair and added shape. The most frequent complaint following these procedures is when they fail to achieve the desired results and a person is left feeling partially deformed and unnatural. In the most serious cases, a botched treatment may cause disfigurement which may persist for an extended period of time. This is usually the result of inexperienced and poorly trained practitioners failing to take the proper precautions or making errors during treatments.
Good hygiene standards at beauty salons are essential in preventing the risk of infection from unsterilized needles, contaminated ink or generally unsanitary conditions. Allergic reactions to the pigments used in the treatment are also possible, and this is why skin patch tests are routinely carried out to prevent adverse reactions. The human body may also react negatively to the ink as a foreign body, and this can result in unsightly nodules (granulomas) or keloids (raised) scars forming on the skin.
Apart from patch testing, a detailed pre-treatment consultation to identify contraindications which make microblading or micropigmentation unsuitable for an individual (e.g. pregnancy, recent Botox use and various inflammatory skin conditions) is another critical factor in making sure some customers are not exposed to an unacceptable risk of injury. At Bartletts, we have an all-female team of solicitors specialising in claims for beauty treatments gone wrong, including microblading and micropigmentation: