Hand Method Application

Micropigmentation (also known as permanent makeup) has been in existence since the days of ancient Egypt and Cleopatra. The major difference between then and now is the advancements of instrumentation, topical anesthetics, and pigments which has given the industry a wide range of choices.

The hand applied technique is Kari Boatner’s preferred method and has its distinct advantages. This application process produces a more natural and elegant appearance. It can be easily modified, allowing optimal flexibility and providing each client the opportunity to effectively maintain a timeless appearance. An equally beneficial characteristic of the hand applied technique is the ability to assure proper pigment placement during the procedure.

Other techniques, which utilize mechanical “guns”, can penetrate deeper layers of the skin, which can be very difficult to modify as one’s facial features undergo changes with aging.

The permanent cosmetics industry has organizations in existence which help to educate the public. The two most widely recognized national/international, non-profit organizations are the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals www.spcp.org and the American Academy of Micropigmentation www.micropigmentation.org. These organizations help to regulate the trade and ensure high standards of excellence. It is strongly recommended that when choosing a technician, someone who is affiliated with either of these establishments is selected.

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