Eyebrow Tattoo Removal with Rejuvi - Sydney, AU

I got cosmetic tattooing on my eyebrows that...

I got cosmetic tattooing on my eyebrows that certainly look better dark. I should have listened to my gut instinct and FLED the salon! She didn't listen to my brief, went outside the lines and the colour went grey after the ink had settled - my confidence was shattered.

After finding this site I realised there was a way out - Rejuvi seemed like the way to go. I had the procedure 4 days ago and I can already feel the scab getting ready to peel off and take that awful work with it. The beautician doing the removal also does cosmetic tattooing and has the same skin/hair colour as me and has given herself the exact tattoo shape I want! I definitely trust her and wish I'd gone with her in the first place, but will have to weigh up my feelings after the Rejuvi has healed.

Currently hiding from the world. Going bat-crazy, missing the people that I love, and cementing in some hard-learned lessons. Day 4... won't be able to handle more that a week of solitude so am getting bangs cut this weekend to hide the brows whilst the Rejuvi does it's trick

A nightmare I'll be glad to see the back of, but it's taught me SO much about myself! Firstly, always trust your instincts. Secondly, your natural face is perfect - people love the energy around you, not what you look like. Thirdly, trying to fix an insecurity can just fixate you more on it and drive you crazy - I was always looking at others eyebrows after my tattoo!

Update: It's been just a few hours over 8 days...

Update: It's been just a few hours over 8 days since the treatment. I still have these unsightly scabs, however am sporting a rather stylish new look: bangs. They're hiding them quite well with the help of my good old friend hair spray. The scabs are starting to lift quite substantially - almost a centimeter of lift from the outer edges. Resisting the temptation to pick them off! I really just want them off and this whole ordeal to be over now, but I have a feeling the scabs will be there for a few more days. Mum says the skin under the lifted bit looks quite pink (as to be expected), so I've got some organic rose hip oil ready to go for when they're fully gone.

So it's two months on, and the skin has healed and...

So it's two months on, and the skin has healed and the eyebrows hairs have all grown back! A little of the original tattoo ink has remained, but I don't think I can put myself through that process again. I will go to a trusted tattooist, and get them shaped and coloured better. Hopefully whats left of the old, grey tattoo will no longer be noticable. If it is, I will go back and have spot applied rejuvi, just on the bits sticking out over the shape I like.

Mentally, I'm SO THANKFUL to be out of my previous state of mind! I've actually learned so much from this ordeal. I've learned to just happy with myself, and love myself 100% - right now - just like this. It's so important. You are worth it!

Re-tattooed. Love it!

Great colour and shape now! Much more suitable to my face and colouring. Still a little bit of ink left above the arch, but it's barely noticeable. Will probably still get it rejuvied because my beautician (who did the rejuvi and the good tattoo this time) is committed to getting me perfect eyebrows - I love her for that!
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Hi everyone, so it has been 6 months since I had rejuvi to remove my terrible eyebrow tattoos. My eyebrows are still red. I followed the after care perfectly and they are still red. Admittedly not as much as they used to be but at tihs rate with another year of healing they will still be red, I am really starting to think that they will never fade. I think the problem is I have very little brow hair so the scars are not covered. I have ben looking into laser scar removal but after researching have found out that it's the same laser to remove hair so that will kill the rest of my brows. I am thinking of having microdermabrasion to see if will help the scars. Has anyone got any advice? Thanks
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Hey sad sack, I too am red 6 months after rejuvi. Admittedly I only had a small portion removed but it's at the front of my brow so is still quite noticeable. I've had a test patch with laser at the end of my brow (which they are iron oxide ink) and the patch has faded. I asked my laser derm dr who said she can laser over the red scarring from rejuvi to kill the issue that is causing them to be red (can't remember the medical term) but I've come to the conclusion that losing about 5% of my already barely existent brows beats walking around with god awful tattoos. The test patch was on a low setting so to lessen the chance of the ink oxidising to black. Even still, the laser derm dr said that even if they do go black, they treat it like a black tattoo but it takes many more sessions to remove. They have done hundreds of iron oxide tattoo removals so all I can do is hope for the best! I have my follow up on the 23rd Jan then make a decision whether to proceed. My rejuvi redness only shows up if I rub or touch the area, otherwise it looks normal. Maybe a bit shinier than before (pretty sure this is hypertrophic scarring). I use Hirudoid on my scar and it came recommended to me by a nurse and has done wonders. Look in to laser. PM me if you need to talk to someone who's been (and going) through what u are! Best wishes hun x
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And PS it's not the same laser to remove hair, the laser used to remove hair is IPL whereas tattoo removal uses nd yag or alexandralite, medlite etc they are different laser beams. Truuust me have done my seems head in with my million and one questions. But you can lose some hair with these lasers... But then there's always Latisse pry lumigan to stimulate the growth again ;)
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This is great information, thank you so so much :) I am going to book a consultation tomorrow, I will keep u updated :)
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Haha no problem sweetheart! Trust me, I know EXACTLY how you're feeling. I'm still soooo angry I tried rejuvi! Had I just gone for laser, I may not have the scarring. No point dwelling on the past, it's just a lesson learned :) make sure you go to a laser Dr who knows about iron oxides as they are tricky little buggers. If yours doesn't have iron oxide ink, they should be able to remove them much like a normal tattoo :) stay positive hun. Thinking of you .. Let me know how you go! Xo
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I'm so sorry you both had bad experiences with it! Mine were so pink when it finally came off but oil and massage and time healed it for me to the point where it is no longer noticeable at a normal personal space distance. I then re-tattooed over it, so who knows what the skin is actually like under the ink? Probably terrible with all the abuse - I'm so sorry eyebrows! I still have to tint them as my blonde hairs look strange over the inked skin, but I'm happy to no longer being obsessing over them. It was taking over my life! I wish you both the best of luck in your journeys.
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Hi everyone, I just wanted to give you all a quick update. I went for my first laser scar removal treatment today, I will e having 3 in total at a coat of £360. The lady was very confident that she could fade my scars by 95%, i am so excited. So I had the first session today and she said that the results show in about 4 weeks. Then i will have the second, wait 4 week and have the final one. so in about 3 months i should see the final results. I'll keep you updated.
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Hey sad sack were the scars from rejuvi? I did not scar from rejuvi surprisingly and they have pretty much healed fine and dandy (took 6 months but I got there). Yes I would never touch the stuff again, but hey, all comes down to lessons. Have had my test patch with laser and all went very well. Derm thinks between 6-8 sessions however I'm saying 10-12 :) fingers crossed and I wish you luck on your journey xoxo
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Sorry, I was so anxious that I didn't even mention that the results are just amazing and your new brows look awesome! I had a laser treatment, my skin is extremely sensitive and it's taking me ages to heal. The scabs haven't gone off yet although it's been almost 4 weeks. The scab on the ends of the brow fell off naturally by itself and the skin there is absolutely normal but I picked the scab where the ink was deeper and now the skin there is all pink. Now I'm sooooo scared of scarring... The laser lady told me to use vitamin E and rub it into the skin but I'm not sure about that cos heard that it's not that good for the skin. Rejuvi they say is more agressive than laser. Usually it heals better but with me everything is different :( You said your redness was gone thanks to oils and massage. But how long did it take to fade? Thanks!!! xxx
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I underwent a laser treatment and having some scabs too. However, unofrtunately, today I picked one of the scabs and the skin underneath it is light pinkish very different from what it was. Does it go away you think?
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Amazing results, just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with us!!

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hi Natural Beauty, just wanted to ask, were you removing an eyebrow tattoo or an eyebrow embroidery? :) btw, love your new brows!!!

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Thank you Jun321 - I love them too! Very happy customer :) I removed eyebrow tattoo - I'm not sure what embroidery is..? Is it just a tattoo technique?
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Having mine done hopefully as they are tattooed far too high. Then hopefully re-tattooed again underneath. Was it by choice u waited till June to have them redone or did they advise that long?
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I can't remember to be honest! I know I just had to wait two months between rejuvi and retattooing. Actually, pretty sure I went for retattooing bang on two months, I just waited a while for them to settle before taking the pics and posting on here... think I'd just forgotten about the blog! Haha. Good luck gorgeous!
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I've just had mine done and I'm now on day 8 the ends have lifted but still grey ink underneath and red does this fade?? Thanks Leanne
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The red will certainly fade, and the grey ink kind of works it's way out to the edges and evaporates - not completely though (or I am still waiting). You may need a second treatment? I was very lucky in that my ink wasn't very deep so one session took 95% of the ink out. Resist the urge to pick!! Good luck beautiful. And dont forget to gently massage the scars as much as possible. x
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Hey naturalbeauty, just a quick question, when you say 95% of the ink came out, the parts that didn't come out was that cos some ink was implanted too deep? Grrr am really toying with the idea of removing them after seeing ink gone in the parts I had done before. In terms of scarring, what does it look like? The area I had done is still pretty red lol it's only been 2 and a bit weeks since the scabs came off but it is getting better. Ugh, I don't know what to doooooo. From someone who's been through it, what do you think?
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Yeah the parts that haven't come out were definitely in deeper! That or the ink just took to my skin better where there was no natural eyebrow hair (ie. the exact opposite of what you are after!). Scarring faded to not phase me at all - so minimal. But I was careful to apply oil every night and to massage heaps and keep them out of the sun. Aftercare is very important. How are you going?
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Aaah good to hear you healed so well hun, your brows look awesome im so jealous! :) Aw im not the best. I had a delayed reaction after a few weeks to the rejuvi where It burned like mad when it was warm outside or when i was feeling hot. It is healing just super slowly. I wasnt able to use rose hip or other oils as they would really flare my skin up. In the beginning, Touching the skin was painful in that if it was touched it would heat up and glow fluro red lol. Now it has settled heaps and i massage with qv moisturiser. Our tech suggested a topical steroid which i applied twice daily and it really helped. A few weeks ago I went to a derm who told me that rejuvi was way too abrasive for my skin and that's why my skin crapped itself. Our tech has been great though, she's been checking up on me and doing what she can to try help god bless her! The skin is settling down lots and the dermatologist said it should heal fine, it will just take time :) it's been just under 11 weeks so I'm still in the healing zone lol. I'm a bit bummed I can't have rejuvi cos it took the colour out and seemed like my only way out of this nightmare. so i have been looking in to laser. I have to wait for my brow to heal before i can have a test patch with laser. I know my ink has iron and a bit of titanium oxide in it so removal will be challenging and a looooong process but I'm desperate now. :( and ive been really struggling with my self esteem. It guts me to see what I've done to my face as in having the tattoo. It's taking it's toll mentally and emotionally. All this over a silly tattoo haha sounds so lame and shallow :( Stoopid eyebrows lol!
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Did they have to shave off ur eyebrow hair b4 re-tatooing?
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Nope! Nor before rejuvi-ing... The hairs came out with the scabs after the rejuvi lifted out with the ink, however it grew back very quickly.
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Hey anyone got any suggestions for reducing redness once the scabs come off after rejuvi? Will rose hip oil and emu oil suffice?
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Both of those are great, so is aloe vera. You can take silica and zinc (oysters are a great natural source) supplements to help skin. Dermarolling can help reduce scarring, but wait at least two months before doing that! The BEST thing you can do though for scars is to keep out of the sun and to massage, massage, massage. They will be very red after massaging, but this is healing blood rejuvenating the area - so keep it up! Good luck x
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Hey naturalbeauty! How you going? I spoke to Jackie and turns out the rose hip is a lil bit too harsh on my new skin so she suggested trying aloe vera gel. Worked like a charm. The redness came right down and the burning has also subsided (from the rose hip irritating my skin). I have sensitive skin as it is so I guess the new red skin is even more sensitive! So have been applying the aloe quite often! I'll continue to do so for as long as I need but I was so surprised how quickly the redness came down after the aloe.. Like within minutes! I even missed some of the redness this morning! The skin is very sensitive and if Ive been frowning it stings a bit. Lol I hope my skin goes back to normal soon :)
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