09 Mar How to choose professional permanent makeup machine
Permanent makeup machine is, without doubt, the main assistant of the master. Convenience, speed and quality of the procedure largely depend on its functionality. Today we are talking about choosing a professional device for permanent makeup.
Permanent makeup machine types
Permanent makeup machines can be divided into two main groups. The first type is machines with a simple and primitive needle stroke. These devices have outgrown their tattoo analogs, but do not provide the necessary accuracy for the correct placement of pigment on the skin of the face. Oversimplified machines are cheap and are usually acquired by beginners that want to save money.
The fact is that it is difficult to work on such devices for even an experienced master. Some older, experienced masters use induction machines designed for tattooing on thick skin. These devices, however, are too coarse in the tasks of the permanent makeup procedure. The reason is that the face skin and body skin structures are different like heaven and earth.
Therefore, both beginners and practicing masters who care about the client and want to do a high-quality tattoo, we recommend paying attention to the rotary devices of the latest generation. They guarantee the safety, quality, convenience and confidence of both the master and the client!
Why do you need a rotary machine
It is believed that an experienced master can work with absolutely any device. But will he do it? The professional is fully aware that the quality of the working tool to a large extent forms an excellent result of the procedure. A good permanent makeup machine also allows you to work faster, more conveniently, and thus reduces the fatigue of the author and the client. That is why we advise to pay attention to modern rotor devices – they are reliable, effective, and have a number of options that facilitate the work of the master.
The main advantage of the latest generation of rotary machines is the absence of vibration. Due to the built-in shock-absorbing system, there is no lateral vibration of the needle. Therefore, the needle enters the skin accurately, and the trauma of the skin is minimized. Thanks to this feature, even for a beginner it is difficult to make a mistake when working. What does it give?
Due to a small trauma, the client will not get a terrible crust in the healing process, he will only notice a slight peeling of the skin. Such a machine allows the master to create perfectly precise lines, draw the finest “hairs”, perform any delicate work, and work effectively on scarred tissue.
Safety. This concept is inextricably linked with sterility. In the newest devices are used either cartridges or a needle-nozzle system, and all consumables that are in contact with the client’s skin are strictly disposable! Some models with the “needle-nozzle” system have a special built in membrane. It does not allow the lymph and pigment to get into the body of the device. Thus, the master disinfects the maniple only outside, it remains a priori sterile inside. This is convenient and profitable, since you do not have to buy an expensive sterilizer. In addition, the design of the cap of the needle-nozzle system in the newest devices allows us to significantly reduce the consumption of pigment and thereby save it.
A wide frequency range of the needle reciprocating movements allows to select the desired needle speed for each zone of the face skin, as well as work in the latest techniques. Often this function is called speed, but in fact it reflects the ability of the device to perform the required number of skin punctures per second. Acceptable frequency range is about 70-150 punctures. If it is lower, the quality and speed of the work will reduce. If the rate is much higher, it will increase the likelihood of excessive skin trauma and prevents the maximum injection of the pigment into the skin.
Power. Speaking about the power of any device, I suggest you imagine what feelings you would have when changing the cheap compact car to a muscle car. This is a very important parameter, because even within, for example, the surface of the lips there are areas of varying density – scars, zones of constantly recurring herpes, etc. We have to choose the right power, which will effectively overcome the resistance of the skin, without increasing the force of the needle pressure. With all this, a powerful permanent makeup machine does not traumatize the epidermis zones, already specific in its structure (as a tattoo machine would do). It is the high power of the apparatus for permanent makeup that allows you to instantly adapt to any technique and any type of skin.
Needle immersion depth control feature. This is just a panacea for beginners. With the help of these machines injecting the pigment to the required depth is easy and simple. There is no need to be afraid of excessive penetration – the device fully controls the process. Even with excessively active work, the device acts softly, there is no edema, and pigment survival rate is maximum.
Weight and a number of maniples and manipulators. Equipment manufacturers took care of the work convenience. Modern maniples are made of light but durable alloys, they are ergonomic and almost weightless, so that the master’s hand does not get tired even by the end of the day. And in combination with the absence of reciprocating oscillatory movements, it spares the joints and ensures comfortable work during the whole working day. Some professional permanent makeup machines provide the connection of an additional manipulator, which makes it possible to simultaneously work with several types of needles and pigment shades.
Convenient control system and mobility. Modern devices have a comfortable touch panel that optimizes the control of the procedure.
It would seem that the presence of all functions above should be reflected in the dimensions of the device. But no! All modern devices are compact and low-weight. There are even special miniature devices that in size are similar to a tablet or smartphone, which allows the master to organize on-site receptions.
Price. The price of a professional permanent makeup machine, as a rule, reflects its quality and features. You can buy the device for $100, but get ready for the fact that it will not provide many of the most important functions. In addition, professional make-up specialists are aware of the fragility of such machines.
It is absolutely logical that the more functions a machine has, the more expensive it is. At the same time, the cost is also an indicator of the quality and hygiene features. If you plan a long practice and want to build a net of satisfied customers, purchase machines from European manufacturers. They have proven themselves for several decades, have a long lifespan and have passed strict certification. Be sure to test the machine (and preferably several ones) before purchasing! If you are only planning to master the profession, learn on the equipment on which you are going to work!
Victoria Rudko, international permanent makeup trainer, leading specialist of the Purebeau Academy (Ukraine)