Beware Of Microblading! Detroit Woman Developed A Serious Infection In Her Face After This Beauty Procedure

Have you heard about microblading? This procedure is said to do wonders to thin and sparse eyebrows. It involves tattooing extra eyebrow hairs between the real hairs to lend the brows a fuller look. Microblading is generally safe, but if it’s not done by a professional, there can be some serious consequences, as one woman from Detroit has learned.

HBRH / Shutterstock.com

READ ALSO: Warning: Getting Your Hair Washed At A Beauty Salon Can Cause A Serious Life-Threatening Condition

One lady from Detroit, who didn’t want to reveal her name, spoke about her horrifying experience to WDIV-TV Local 4. She underwent the procedure for just $250, but one microblading session may normally cost as much as $700.

At first, the woman was satisfied with the results. She told WDIV-TV Local 4:

It looked great. I was happy.

She knew there could be a little redness and irritation that would soon pass, but her brows started to look and feel much worse. The woman said:

Each day got a little more red, but I wasn't really too concerned. So, like, a few days after I noticed, they were starting to get, like, little lumps in it.

The woman grew more and more worried and eventually went to urgent care, where she received the diagnosis of cellulitis and was given antibiotics and sent home.

LumineImages / Shutterstock.com

READ ALSO: Swollen Lips Was Not The Only Awful Thing This 26-Year-Old Client Received From The Beauty Clinic

But her symptoms weren’t getting better, so the woman went to the ER. She said:

When they admitted me, they put me on an IV bag antibiotic and then, the next morning, they started me on steroids for the remainder of the time I was there.

Spotmatik Ltd / Shutterstock.com

She is much better now, and she will soon look like her normal self again. But the situation could have been much worse had she not sought treatment in time. Her dermatologist, Dr. Stephen Grekin, said:

This is potentially life-threatening if not treated because what's right behind here –  sinuses. What do the sinuses communicate? Boom: they go right to the brain.

KlaraBstock / Shutterstock.com

If you’re still willing to try microblading after reading this story, choose a reputable salon with qualified professionals and sterile tools. Health should always come before procedures to improve your looks, as the latter may sometimes harm the former.

READ ALSO: Beware Of Acrylic Nails! Model Almost Lost Her Thumb When It Became Infected After A Manicure


This article is solely for informational purposes. Do not self-diagnose or self-medicate, and in all cases consult a certified healthcare professional before using any information presented in the article. The editorial board does not guarantee any results and does not bear any responsibility for any harm that may result from using the information provided in the article.

Beauty War
We recommend