I take a unique approach to permanent eyebrows with the SofTap® Method instead of the traditional permanent make up gun. I can do both but prefer the look of SofTap®. That being said, I will do what the client prefers.
SofTap® is a hand method of permanent make up, where I take a device that looks quite similar to a paint brush, and implant ink just below the skin's surface. This is the pen I use most commonly:
I chose this method because I can place each and every hair stroke exactly where I want it. I can achieve almost any look with this method, from a light brow to a solid brow and/or hairline strokes.
Great example of hairline stroke below...when people are happy with their brows, it's hard to get them back in for a true after picture SO here is one immediately following treatment:
The week following treatment, your color will be more bold than the finished look as your skin absorbs the pigment. That will lighten with time and complete the transition 6 weeks out. It will be slightly swollen and red for about 48 hours. As you can see in the pic below, here is the progression. Before (bottom row) is just her natural hair, the middle is immediately after and the one on top is the powder finish look of SofTap®.
It is more comfortable than the traditional method and does well with a topical.
Because it's a superficial ink deposit it is common to do 2 treatments spaced 6 weeks apart.
It is expected to last 3 years or more, depending on how the client cares for it. The ink will fade over time and you would just come in for a touch up to refresh color once that happens.
Below is a small clip of me actually doing the treatment: