My name is Karin Downes. I am the owner of Karin's Korner in Waterford Michigan. I have been practicing Electrolysis for 22 years, wow, that sounds like forever. I have also been happily practicing Permanent Cosmetics for the past five years. Absolutely loving every minute of it. I use mostly the SofTap® method and think it's just wonderful!
My whole face has been done using the SofTap® pigments.

Two years ago, I was diagnosed with a non-malignant brain tumor. I was sent to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore for five days of Fractionated Stereotactic Radiosurgery treatments to kill my tumor. Because of this condition, I am required to have MRI'S every six months for the first two years and every year after that for the rest of my life. I have already had four. So needless to say I consider my experience with permanent cosmetics and MRI'S to be pretty extensive.

I can tell you, for absolute fact, I have never had so much as the slightest reaction in any area due to heating of the tissue during an MR procedure. I would never stop using iron oxide pigments because of supposedly the very rare occurence of possible chance of a heating up of the epidermal tissue. I have had MRI'S with my permanent Cosmetics in various staging of healing also. So it doesn't matter if the procedure is new or old. It still has never reacted.

I believe that there is about as much chance of this happening as there is as being hit by lightening. That wouldn't keep me from going outside, just as the MRI scare won't keep me from using iron oxide pigment either. I think we all need to draw our own opinions on this matter, but it is also important to have the facts.

I am going in for my next MRI this month. I'll keep you all posted!

Karin Downes
R.E.C.D.T. F.A.A.M

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Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate SofTap products!!

I have to tell you, I had a recent client that came in with blue in her eyebrows. She had spent hundreds of dollars and time to get rid of it with another permanent makeup artist. She then came to me and requested to have her eyebrows reshaped when I noticed the blue. She was skeptical that it would ever come out because of her last ordeal. I went through the brows with Orange Aid and we let it heal up for about a week and half....she called so excited and so grateful for having the blue gone!!!!
I have been a loyal customer of yours for 7 years and am so proud to see the amazing results of SofTap colors!

Thank you so much for putting out an amazing product!

Pat P

North Carolina

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