by Massimo Froio
Every day I’m hearing operators / schools / companies, telling meaningless things which only represent precise sales strategies. As a chemist and expert consultant, a referral to the Council of Europe and the Ministry of Health, I want to give you some pills of truth regarding the most demanding topics.
Natural, magnetic, organic, mineral, medical colors
There are no natural colors suitable for performing Permanent Makeup. A color is always composed of a liquid component (diluent) and a solid one (pigment). The pigment can belong to 2 different chemical families:
• Inorganic (iron oxides, titanium dioxide, chromium oxide)
• Organic (usually used for tattoo colors)
Pure organic contain more heavy metals and carcinogenic aromatic amines. The colors realized with organic pigments are a mixture of 4/5 different shades of color but they change color in an uncontrolled way. It’s very difficult to eliminate them with laser.
Why Biotek produces 130 different shades
Because you don’t need to play “little chemicals” and learn to mix 4/5 colors to find the perfect shade for your customer's phototype. Who offers few colors has no production capacities to make a complete range suitable for all skins and all needs.
Tattoo colors are more durable
Professional tattoo colors are designed for the body, not for the face. Their use on face is prohibited by European laws. Normally they are mixed with acrylic resins and other very toxic substances that can produce damns to the person. Tattoo colors applied to the facial area lose their stability and thanks to very thin dimensions they tend to migrate.
Biotek proposes 3 different types of black color in order to create stable and perfect graphic eyeliners. A black pigment (Black liner) is designed to create a dam, a barrier effect for the eventual intensification of the most intense black that will serve for the larger parts. A black pigment (Strong Black) is only realized with carbon black and it is used to fill the graphic eyeliner. It is the most intense black on the market. A further black pigment (Black) is realized to be added to the first two blacks mentioned above and get a greater density.
Medical colors exist
In our sector the colors are regulated by the only norm present - ResAp (2008) 1 - which governs the use of colors for Tattoo and Permanent Makeup. BioResistent Biotek are made with pharmaceutical substances, but they always refer to the Permanent Makeup Market. In Italy only Biotek Medical produces medical colors, designed to be used exclusively in the oncology departments of the major European hospitals and not for aesthetic use. True MEDICAL colors have the CE mark followed by an accreditation number.
Equipments and vibrations
Polytechnic University of Milan has conducted a lot of studies on the size of the machines and their vibrations. These studies establish that smaller machines transmit less vibration. The reason is that in a smaller car the internal moving parts are much lighter and it is easier to move them without parasitic vibrations. All modern designs of any existing machine tend to reduce the size of the set to minimize or eliminate vibrations.
How long does a permanent makeup last?
In so many make me this question, but there is no a unique answer. As you know there are many factors that contribute to the duration of an implanted color. I personally conducted a survey on Biotek professionals working in 42 different Countries around the world. Analyzing the data it realize that BioResistent colors have a duration varying from a minimum of 8 months to a maximum of 18 months. We talk about new jobs, followed by a correction within 20/30 days from the first treatment, which reach the perception of fading by the customer within the given time. For example, BRUN 3 remained beautiful and acceptable for the customer for only 8 months in Israel and for 18 months in Norway.