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#1 jaycec

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:06 AM

Hi All,

I have systemic sclerosis and, unrelated, very little eyebrow hair which is extremely frustrating and has a massive impact on my life. I am hoping to have permanent eyebrows tattooed (this is not a regular tattoo but a special clinical procedure which does not cause scarring, only penetrates the first layer of skin, does not bleed)
My question is not about the risks of the procedure in general but to ask if anybody has had or knows of anybody who has had this procedure with systemic sclerosis?
At the moment my skin score on face is 0.

I really hope that somebody can help with this question
Many thanks in advance
Jay :)



#2 debonair susie

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:12 AM

Hi Jay and welcome!

I have the very same problem going on with my eyebrows..unfortunately, I was "blessed" with my dad's eyebrows, as well as his long 2nd toe on my right foot! :P
Since my eyebrows have thinned to the point they now are, I've been penciling them in, but I've also thought about having them tattoed also.
I only know of a person who had hers done, but they didn't turn out well, so she went through the process of having them reversed which turned out to be rather unpleasant too. (I'm guessing she went to someone who wasn't at the top of thier skill, sadly).

Hopefully, you will hear from others who HAVE had this done!
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:52 AM

Hi Jay,

Welcome to these forums!

I haven't had my eyebrows tattooed either, but I can see the benefit of having it done if your brows are thin and straggley.

We have a section on Scleroderma and tattoos and also a thread discussing Tattoos which I hope will give you more information, although it doesn't specifically mention eyebrow tattooing.

It's possible that some of our members will have had this procedure and hopefully they'll be able to give you some more first hand information about their experiences.

Do let us know how you get on when you have them done.

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#4 Amanda Thorpe

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 06:37 AM

Hello Jay

If I didn't have scleroderma I'd have my eyebrows tattooed for sure! They were fab when I was younger but not anymore! They are thin and they fall out leaving bald patches, I never go out without pencilling them in, it's the one make up job I won't leave the house without doing.

As I understood it not all eyebrow tattooing is permanent and can be something that has to be topped up (but I could be wrong) so would that make less of an impact from a scleroderma point of view...I think...but don't actually know!

If I knew of someone who could produce satisfied customers for me to see I'd get it done myself.

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#5 Sandy B

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:49 AM

Hi Jay and welcome,

I also have thinning eyebrows, but have recently come across a product that is claimed to help with brow regrowth. I have just ordered the product online myself to try and will keep you all informed of my progress with it when it arrives. It costs £37 here in the UK from a certain leading chemist at it's larger branches and can be ordered on line, but a lot cheaper I think compared to eyebrow tattooing, so I think is worth a try first.

Sandy B

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:30 PM

Hello SandyB

If this product works you must tell us all so we can then PM you for details of said product!

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:14 PM

Thank you everyone for this discussion!

My husband and I have been trying to figure out what to do with my eyes to try to get them to look a little more like they used to, and he had suggested mascara (which I did try as well, and it seems to be helping), but after reading this I tried filling in my eyebrows too. Boy, did that make a huge difference! I guess I didn't realize how much of my eyebrows I had been losing, but when I filled them in, I looked a lot more "normal".

Yay! Some positive experiences to add to all these negative ones!

#8 jaycec

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 03:15 AM

Hi All,

Thank you so much for all of your replies, much appreciated.

I had the procedure done on Tuesday and am very, very, very happy with the results. My new eyebrows are healing well and the beauty therapist was right; my scleroderma seems to have had no impact on the procedure or the results.


Thanks again

Jay :)





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