Don’t Trust Everything You See, Even Salt Looks Like Sugar!
With the ever increasing amount of online stores available, purchasing your PMU and Microblading supplies has never been easier. With this new convenience comes a newly found danger which has recently come to our attention - The Counterfeit Needle!
Both the packaging and the needle itself looks very similar to the real deal, but on closer inspection they are lacking in all the important places.
Protective Membrane in a Closed Needle System
The membrane which stops cross contamination is completely missing. This allows pigment - and therefore body fluids, blood and cross infection - to flow into your hand piece and onto other clients. It is vital for any professional to know exactly where their supplies are coming from to know they are giving the best, safest and most hygienic treatment possible.
Some of the needles we have seen, in really extreme cases, have been barbed and bent. To take these through the skin would cause uneven implantation of pigment, poor healing results and even scarring.
We know that all of our needles and Microblades need to be sealed in a sterilised environment to guarantee to cleanest possible treatment. Bona fide needle manufacturers are audited on this.
Counterfeit needles will come with no guarantees at all!
We have had some of our techs bring their needles into the Academy to ask questions and show just how good (not really the word we want to use) these copies are, but the results and the risks are just so dangerous. The wording on the packaging is identical and the colour of the labels are only slightly off the originals to not easy to detect.
Please for the sake of your clients health and the integrity of your treatments purchase your needles, pigments and machinery from a reliable source where you can trace the origins of manufacture. Needles on certain discount sites are not traceable and the consequences to these clients are just too high a price to pay. It makes me so sad to see both clients and technicians have the wool pulled over their eyes like this when it is so easily avoided.
Be picky! This is your reputation, you have worked so hard to build!