Woman Hospitalized After Undergoing Eyebrow Microblading: 5 Other Dangerous Beauty Procedures
A woman has been hospitalized after a microblading procedure went wrong. The procedure refers to a semi-permanent process where the eyebrows are tattooed.
The unidentified woman told ClickonDetroit that, while she initially loved the results, she soon began notice redness increasing by the day. After a few days, she started developing lumps and her eyebrows became painful and swollen.
She went to the emergency room where she was treated with IV antibiotics and steroids for three days. Her dermatologist, Dr. Stephen Gretkin, said it was possible that she was allergic to the tattoo ink, or something else used on the skin. It was also possible that not cleaning the area properly may have led to an infection.
Microblading isn't the only beauty procedure that could be potentially dangerous.
1. Brazilian Blowout Hair Straightener
The FDA warned that hair straightening products used for this procedure contain "dangerously high levels" of formaldehyde, which is harmful and a known carcinogen. The FDA added that salon workers and consumers have reported such injuries as eye and nervous system disorders, respiratory tract issues, chest pain, and vomiting.
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2. Gel manicure
Dr. Susan Swetter, director of the Pigmented Lesion & Melanoma Program, spoke to Healthline about the danger of this process. She explained that the lamps used here emit ultraviolet A-rays which can penetrate the skin and increase the risk for skin cancer.
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3. Ear candling
This technique involves placing a lit, cone-shaped candle in the ear canal to get rid of earwax. But, according to MayoClinic, it can cause major injury. It can lead to burns to the face, hair, ear canal, eardrum, and middle ear. It can also lead to the puncture of the eardrum.
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4. Waist training
When this is not done correctly, Dr. Brad Thomas, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon and founding partner of Beach Cities Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, told Livestrong that it may cause your abdominal organs (liver, kidneys, and intestine) to be squished, which can decrease their blood flow and function.
5. Full Brazilian wax
Dr. Whitney Bowe, a dermatologist in Briarcliff Manor, NY, who spoke to Health, explained that removing all pubic hair can be dangerous. The hair acts as a shield against bacteria and other unwanted pathogens. Stripping away that barrier leaves you exposed to irritation and infection in the vaginal area.
You should definitely be careful with some of these procedures. And, when in doubt, consult a doctor.
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