Updated: Feb 27, 2019
To stay on the right side of the regulators, as a microblader you need to carry out a consultation and keep records of every client that you treat. Failure to do so could land you in hot water and leave you open to fines or loss of your licence. It's not the most exciting part of being a semi-permanent makeup artist, but it's so important to get it right.
But what information is necessary? and how should you keep the records? We've prepared an easy to follow, 4-step, procedure to make sure that you collect all the information you need and treat your clients like a pro.
Step 1. Client Consultation Form. A questionnaire style form, with yes or no answers to questions about the client's medical history, will help identify contraindications and alert you to conditions that may need a sign off by a medical professional before proceeding to treatment. If you have a standard form for all your clients, it makes this part of the consultation quick and makes it easier to identify potential issues.
Step 2. Informed Consent Agreement. This is a legal requirement in many licensing authorities and will ensure that there is no miscommunication about the procedure.
Step 3. Client Record Card. All the relevant details of your client's treatment such as pigments used, patch test results and contact information must be recorded and kept on file. We prefer old school index cards as there are no issues with electronic data protection and you can clip autoclave receipts to the card and have your client acknowledge your entries with a signature, if necessary.
Step 4. Aftercare Instructions. You must provide your client with information on how to care for their new brows following treatment. Make sure that your client knows how to avoid infection and heal effectively.
You can prepare your own forms and decide the best way to store them securely or, to make things easier still, we've done the work for you with our professional microblading documents. Buy them as a value pack of all four forms or individual packs of 50 from our web shop. Using standardised forms will gain the confidence of your client and show the inspector that you are a responsible therapist.