Pendulum – what are the results when it comes to pendulum pigmentation in PMU
prepared by: Leszek Szwedo, Judyta Szwedo – Szwedo Group
Working with the “pendulum” technique leads to very shallow pigmentation, up to 0.2 mm. The effect looks nice then, but it disappears after about 3 months, and that’s not what we want in permanent make-up treatments. The treatment effect of PMU should last more than 1.5 years without excessive brightening or spots of color changes.
We can see the desired shading effect only when the holes in the tissue where the pigment is located are round (not lacerated) and with the same size.
Working in swing technique, what means a quick movement with a weak pressure of the needle against the skin, with intense stretching of the epidermis – this is a type of scratching process. By making the swing motion we are able to make such round holes, ensuring only very shallow pigmentation, and resulting in a short period of pigment remaining in the tissue. The pigment, located in the skin at a depth of 0.2 mm, is exposed to both UVA and UVB radiation , thus its lifetime will be very short.
When working deeper, approx. 0.5 mm, with a swinging motion, the needle will not be able to make a round wounds (stab wound) with the same sizes – instead an elliptical wound (lacerated wound) will be visible, the tissue will be lacerated.
As a result, instead of the desired shading effect, we will see a
stained shadow effect.
The PMU ODED device does not have this disadvantage, as it is the only device capable of producing stab wounds (round) and not lacerations (elliptical wounds) during pigmentation at depths that are deeper than 0.2 mm.
The needles do not tear the skin apart during punctures (“they run on it like on water”), they do not get stuck in the skin.