Technicians who advertise that they do “3D” or “embroidery” permanent makeup eyebrows are essentially using a non-machine operated hand tool with needles that’s similiar to numerous other hand tools that have been specially created and marketed to the permanent makeup industry.
The process as well as the results – such how the brows look, how the sensation feels and how long the color lasts – will still be mainly influenced by the skill of the technician and to a lesser extent, the individual skin of the client. Any particular hand tool may not necessarily be superior to a machine as any skilled technician will work with what they know best to produce the results they are looking to achieve.
Here is a close up example of eyebrows done using the SofTap method, which I do not bill as “3D” or “embroidery” permanent makeup eyebrows. They are simply natural looking hairs for a client whose alopecia areata had progressed into alopecia universalis, or total hair loss.