SofTap Permanent Cosmetics Hand
Method vs. Permanent Makeup Machine Method. Permanent Makeup Training
featuring SofTap Permanent Cosmetics, Rotary or Coil Methods. Is SofTap
Permanent Cosmetics Hand Method all that?
me first start out by saying that I know some wonderful artists that do
Permanent Makeup with machines and they are great. Some started out as
tattoo artists and others became involved because of intense interest in this
great field. Most artists use machines costing under $400, while some
think a $4500 investment in a machine will make them a better artist.
($4500 ??? wow!) And you usually need a backup machine.
Now to the point, a good artist can do good
(beautiful) work with their tool of choice.
"So what is the
difference??" you ask.
You want to learn permanent
makeup. You want to provide the best service possibly and have the most
beautiful results. You don't want any problems and you want your client
to come back.
Let's start with machines
and their relationship with Permanent Makeup. Machines are intended to
deposit tattoo pigment fast. But is fast good or good for your client?
The following are precautions associated with machines that I found in some
publications or heard about:
- Extreme caution must be used when tattooing
lips with a machine or macerated lips might result. I heard this at the SPCP
- Jeffery Lyle Segal recommends that the
needle not extend over 1.5 mm otherwise penetration might extend through the
lid and into the eye.
- Dr. Des Fernendes suggests that using a 5
needle configuration or larger can damage skin, resulting in bruising and
extended healing time.
- Overworking skin can result in scarring and
hyper-pigmentation as noted by Sue Preston and Dr, Thorpe
- SPCP Pre-Procedure suggest for the client
to have someone drive them home after an eyeliner service.
- Yolanda More wrote for the SPCP, Is
Your Permanent Cosmetic Equipment (machine) Safe?
- Improper placement including angle of
approach, insertion and depth of penetration can result in puddling, merging
and migration of pigments in undesired areas.
- You need 2 machines, one for backup or
different needle configuration.
So, who needs all this to contend
Now don't get me wrong, I
love my machines, got a few Spalding-Rogers coils. I also offer Permanent
Makeup and tattoo training using machines. But when prospective students are
offered the choice between the machine or SofTap hand method, well guess what,
they choose the SofTap Hand Method.
Here is the logic behind their choice.
| With SofTap, you control the amount
of pigment that is placed. Remember that a machine can generate up to a
couple thousand strokes a minute. You have to keep up with it, it controls
|Using the hand method you can place pigment
EXACTLY where you want it, when you want it. I can place my needles,
with pigment, on the skin to "mark" the area, Then deposit the pigment with a
soft tap. Not with a machine. While it's on, you have to approach the targeted
area, penetrate and move.|
|More control means minimal chance for
hyper-pigmentation, bruising maceration, scarring, migration, and in general,
|The hand method procedure manually pushes
the pigment in with varying pressure depending on the skin thickness. There is
minimal recovery time, up to 5 days, compared to the 2 weeks suggested by the
most After Care Forms. No one ever needed a ride home. |
|The hand tools are made with an angled tip.
As the needles are pushed forward, not down, all the tips penetrate at an
angle depositing pigment. There is no impact into the skin as compared
to a machine. It is a more comfortable service for the client.|
|THE COST You can spend between $350
and $2500 for machines. You also need a backup and they eventually need
to be replaced. The cost for the setup is almost the same. |
|THE TIME Once your tray is set, open
the tool and place it on the tray. You're ready to work. To clean up is
just as easy. Rotary and coils have to be assembled, disassembled,
barricaded, cleaned and sometimes autoclaved. |
So in conclusion.......
I love using machines, but
not on the face. I will teach a great class using any method. I just don't
like to think of all the things that can happen and all the extra precautions
you have to take using machines. I like the idea that I can mark the spot I want
to tap, then tap. I like the idea that, even if the client moves or blinks, I
don't have to worry about implanting in the wrong area. I like that my clients
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