- I use Lashbomb Lash Extensions and Softap Permanent Cosmentics
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 you.
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, mistakes.
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.