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How do you know when there is a microblading infection and what do you do? First, let’s assess what factors you are using to determine client risks.
At every client consultation you must consider: Age, Chronic Illnesses, Nutrition, Medication and repeated trauma.
Age - As a client becomes more mature their skin becomes thinner, infection becomes less noticeable, and coexisting medical conditions become more common. All these factors make the wound healing process more complex and increase the client’s risk for infection.
Chronic Diseases - Disrupts the body’s ability to defend against bacteria, viruses and parasites.
- Cardiovascular conditions including, heart disease and blood pressure issues can present a major challenge to the clients healing process.
- Primary and Secondary ImmunoDeficiency Disorders such as: Severe Burns, Chemotherapy, Radiation, Diabetes, Malnutrition, AIDS, Cancers and Viral Hepatitis.
Nutrition - Inadequate nutrition, or lack of protein will create poor wound healing, likewise, obesity can also affect a client’s wound healing which increases the risk of infection by about 20%.
Medication - Many prescription medications can have negative effects on wound healing specifically Immune Suppressants like Prednisone, and Steroids like Retin-A (used for treatment of acne). If you are unsure of a client’s medication category you can find the classification using a public search engine and have them consult with a medical practitioner prior to the procedure.
Repeated Trauma - If a client has recently undergone severe trauma, such as a surgery, the body’s defense system will be slowed and the wound healing process will have increased risks.
The signs of infection will appear within days of the procedure. Any client experiencing the following symptoms should seek medical attention immediately:
- Prolonged Pain
- Severe Redness
- Heat around the area of the procedure
- Excessive Swelling
- Discharge that is thick, or creamy, white, yellow, or green
- In your studio, always follow proper safety and sanitation practices.
- Are your clients following proper After Care? This is a fundamental step to help prevent infection.
- Encourage your clients to practice good hand hygiene by thoroughly washing their hands with antibacterial soap followed by use of an Alcohol based Disinfectant (Hand Sanitizer).
Do you have any tips or experiences with PMU Infections? Let us know below!