When considering aesthetic beauty treatments such as skin needling, microblading, fat removal, tattoo removal and other forms of semi permanent makeup, it is vital to do your research and find a good beauty technician. As a technician specialising in semi permanent eyebrows, Victoria has seen first-hand the implications of letting someone who is untrained and inexperienced carry out a treatment, from Manchester clients coming to our clinic for corrections after regretful eyeliner, lip and eyebrow tattooing.
Having bad semi permanent makeup done is not the same as getting a haircut you don’t like or over-plucking an eyebrow, where although inconvenient the situations can be fixed in time. When semi permanent eyebrows, lips or liner go wrong, it can be expensive and stressful to fix, even causing permanent damage. The same goes for tattoo removal, which can only partially conceal/remove the tattoo in question.
With treatments such as eyebrow tattooing and microblading where pigment is implanted into the skin, there is a small risk (around 1-3%) of having an infection. When carried out by a professional, infection is very rare and can usually be treated easily by over the counter antibiotics. However, if an untrained technician performs the treatment the risk of infection will be much higher and in serious cases can lead to permanent scarring. Similar risks arise with professional skin needling treatments, where technicians not following safe sterilising procedures may expose clients to infections and disease.
Whether you’re interested in skin needling, microblading, fat removal, tattoo removal, or semi permanent makeup like eyeliner, lips or eyebrow tattooing in the Manchester area, the best thing to do is to do your research!
Compare technicians work and make sure it’s their own. A good technician should be able to share plenty of before and after images of past work and answer questions about them. Look on their website if they have one, social media pages or contact them for examples.
Some technicians in Manchester specialise only in specific beauty treatment areas, so make sure that they provide the type and styles you like. For example, there’s no point going to a technician for semi permanent eyebrows if they only do block eyebrow tattooing and you’d prefer microblading hair strokes.
Look for experience, quality and certifications. A good technician will be trained in up to date semi permanent makeup and skin needling skills, and the same goes for any technician offering a tattoo removal service. If you can’t find any information online, contact them to ask about their experience and training.
Get recommendations from friends, family and co-workers or look for good client feedback and testimonials. Seeing or reading positive reactions from people is the best way to feel comfortable with a technician.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions in order to find a Manchester technician suitable for your needs. A professional and experienced beauty technician will welcome any questions and happily talk through your chosen treatment with confidence.