Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS COSMETIC TATTOOING?
Cosmetic Tattooing, also called Semi-Permanent Makeup, Micropigmentation or Permanent Makeup, is the process of implanting pigment into the skin to create longterm cosmetics. Gone are the days of sharpie brow tattoos and harsh lip liner tattoos. We have been specializing in all permanent makeup techniques since 2015. At Renuva Medspa we specialize in a modern, hyper realistic style to create enhancements that mimic nature so closely most people won't even realize you have undergone a procedure unless you decide to tell them!
DOES IT HURT?
A highly-effective, topical medical-grade anesthetic cream and gel are used for numbing before and during your procedure. Pain threshold levels vary from person to person and every effort is made to ensure you remain comfortable for the entirety of the procedure. Our patients usually rate pain around a 2 out of 10.
HOW LONG DO COSMETIC TATTOOS LAST?
The treatments are considered semi-permanent and will not wash off, however, it will fade over time and regular touchups are required to keep color crisp. We will re-evaluate how your skin has received the pigment at your touch-up appointment and make any changes necessary. Pigment stability relies heavily on your home-care once you leave. Please regularly protect your new cosmetic tattoos from sun exposure and excessive sweat.
MICROBLADING / COMBO BROWS
12 - 18 months*
Suitable for; normal/dry skin with no large pores, no coarse brow hair and client's who do not sweat 4x or more per week. Please understand this technique is not recommended for mature skin in some cases.
POWDER BROWS / OMBRE BROWS
12 - 36 months*
Suitable for oily/normal/dry skin and clients who sweat 4x or more per week. Please understand this technique is customizable and buildable based on your style and desired results.
2 - 5 years*
We specialize in providing lip blush to all skin tones. If you have melanin rich lips, neutralization of any cooler tones in the lip is required prior to adding the desired color and an extra session may be required to reach your desired results.
*Retention depends on a number of factors outside of our control including but not limited to: the pigment color (lighter colors fade faster), lifestyle (sun exposure etc.), sweating more than 4x per week, and if any chemical peels or lasers come into contact with treated areas. Please note final results can not be guaranteed as each unique skin type will hold pigments differently and break down at different rates.