Eyebrow Tattoo Removal

I had my eyebrows tattooed about 3 weeks ago and really regret having it done. It is too dark (fair Asian), too high and too arched for my facial shape. Unfortunately, a too tight forehead lift years ago caused my eyebrows to move up higher so that I now look constantly surprised as my eyebrows are now more pronounced. What are the best ways to remove them? I read that laser removal can cause hair loss and also cause the hair to turn white. Please help.

Doctor Answers (1)

Try Retin A cream

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The laser for tattoo removal is different than for hair removal.  You should consult with someone in your area who has experience with tattoo removal and see if you are a candidate.  I have never heard of hair turning white from laser treatment.  The main risk is scarring.

I recall one patient some years back who did not like her eyebrow tattoo and used Retin A cream (generic is tretinoin) once or twice a day on the area.  This irritated the skin, but the tattoo pigment faded quite impressively.  Tretinoin is by prescription, so your doctor would need to get you the prescription.


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