Rejuvi Process

Don't let an unwanted or unsightly tattoo stop you from wearing the clothes you want or stand in the way of your career!

Are you fed up of wearing long sleeve shirts in the summer, or covering up when everyone else is stripping off?

.. or perhaps your tattoo serves as an all too permanent reminder of an uncomfortable or unwanted memory?

Until recently getting an unwanted tattoo removed has been a daunting task, but now there is a revolutionary method of ink extraction developed in the USA to remove that tattoo quickly, easily and permanently.

The Rejuvi tattoo removal system works much like having the original tattoo, but instead of ink uses a specially formulated cream that bonds with the original tattoo ink and draws it to the skin surface. The cream doesn't remain in the skin, or replace the tattoo and the treatment is so effective that a tattoo can usually be completely removed in just three or four sessions, compared to the dozens of treatments required by laser removal methods.

What is Rejuvi tattoo removal?

The Rejuvi tattoo removal system is a unique method of tattoo ink extraction which is designed to completely remove your tattoo ink pigments from the body. The treatment has been extensively researched, developed and tested for over ten years, and in use worldwide for over five years.

The treatment utilizes the same methods as having your original tattoo. The removal formula is delivered to the ink using a tattoo or permanent make-up machine, therefore the treatment can only be performed by a trained tattoo or permanent make-up artist.

The extraction cream is specifically designed to blend with and capture the original tattoo ink. The formula then forms into a thicker substance which the skin easily pushes out taking the captured tattoo ink with it. A number of treatments are normally required to completely remove a tattoo. After the treatment course is finished the skin will return to its natural state over a period of months.

The benefits of the Rejuvi tattoo removal system over other methods of tattoo removal are numerous. The Rejuvi tattoo removal treatment is substantially less painful than other removal methods and the treatment course and subsequent tattoo removal is much faster and more effective than laser removal options. There is also no need to avoid direct sunlight after treatment, (as is necessary with laser) and aftercare is relatively simple.

The Rejuvi tattoo removal system is suitable and effective for all types of both professional or home made tattoos and permanent make-up on most areas of the body apart from sensitive areas near the eyes or areas where high levels of moisture occur (where special aftercare considerations may be required). The treatment is not colour selective (unlike laser) and acts on all colour pigments equally.

What Rejuvi tattoo removal is not

It is important not to confuse the Rejuvi tattoo removal system with any other method of tattoo removal. The Rejuvi tattoo removal treatment can only be administered by a trained tattoo or permanent make up artist.

Rejuvi tattoo removal is not - a home applied treatment to fade your tattoo. Rejuvi tattoo removal is not- a skin coloured cover up tattoo. Rejuvi tattoo removal is not- a acid or bleach based fading treatment. Rejuvi tattoo removal is not - a medical or surgical treatment.

How it Works

The first step of the Rejuvi tattoo removal treatment is to shave and disinfect the area. Topical anesthetic can be applied to numb the skin.

Next the area is tattooed over using the tattoo remover cream which is specifically designed to bind to the tattoo ink and extract it to the skins surface.

The tattoo extraction formula gets to work almost immediately drawing the original tattoo ink upwards through the skin. As when the tattoo was applied the area is covered with a sterile dressing which should be kept on and kept dry for a couple of days after treatment.

A crust containing the tattoo ink will form over the treated area, over the next couple of weeks as the skin heals it will push more of the unwanted ink out. The crust will start to naturally fall away taking that unwanted tattoo ink with it. It's likely that secondary crusting will occur, again containing even more tattoo ink. The treated area must be kept dry after treatment and while the crust is on the skin, getting the crust wet or washing it away will diminish the success of the treatment and could cause scarring or leave the skin open to infection.

The remaining tattoo ink will also be lightened and moved closer to the epidermis the layer of skin that is naturally being constantly shed.

The Rejuvi tattoo removal system is so effective it is technically feasible although unlikely that a tattoo can be removed in a single treatment however it is likely that entire parts of your tattoo may be removed in a single treatment and unlike laser treatments the Rejuvi tattoo removal system works equally on all colour pigments.

Generally most tattoos can be completely removed in just three to treatments, although some older tattoos may require more.

* Quoted figures are based on trials of a series of 98 clients published in Cosmetic Dermatology April, 2001. It should be noted that the treatment method used in these trials was different than that currently employed by Rejuvi tattoo removal for the majority of treatments. During the trial tattoo and permanent make removal was attempted in one session using multiple passes of tattooing and cream application (6-10 times). No subsequent treatments were administered after the healing process to attempt removal of any remaining pigment.

The Rejuvi tattoo removal method applies the same principle technique however only 2 passes are involved per treatment reducing discomfort and the potential chance of scarring. Further treatments are subsequently administered at intervals of no less than four weeks until all pigment is removed or subsequent treatments would prove ineffective.

Frequently asked questions

Does it hurt?

The treatment is very similar to being tattooed. Most clinics can apply topical anesthetic to numb the skin prior to treatment, please enquire about this at your chosen clinic.

How long does a treatment take?

A treatment takes around 45 to 60 minutes to cover a 2x2 inch square area.

What's in the removal cream?

The removal cream has been specifically developed for the purpose of removing tattoos by bonding with the tattoo ink and causing its expulsion from the body. Many of the ingredients can be found in food and cosmetic products. The ingredients in order of quantity are as follows Water, zinc oxide, magnesium oxide, calcium oxide, n-propanol, TEA benzoic acid. Only a very small amount of cream is required per treatment typically less than 3-4ml most of which does not penetrate the skin, exposure is minimal and chemical concentrations in the cream present little or no risk. The treatment has been approved by various health and safety officers around the UK.

If you tattoo the removal cream in does this mean
it gets left in the body rather than the tattoo?

No, the removal cream is designed to bond to and absorb the tattoo ink and extract the ink to the skin surface. It does not replace the tattoo and it does not remain in the skin. It is not a skin colored cover up tattoo.

How will I know if this treatment is suitable for me?

The treatment is suitable for most people, however a through consultation is carried out prior to any treatment. Generally if you have tolerated the original tattoo process then this treatment is very similar.

How many treatments will it take to remove my tattoo?

On average most tattoos can be removed in three to four treatments depending on size and location. Very old tattoos may take extra treatment. We do not normally recommend treating a complete arm or leg band tattoo in one sitting but usually treat it in sections. We normally recommend that a maximum single area of two square inches is treated to minimise discomfort after treatment, If you require a larger area to be treated then please discuss this with your technician.

How frequently can I have the treatment?

It will generally take about two weeks from the initial treatment for most of the crusting to fall away, normally after around six to eight weeks the area is completely healed and can be re-treated.

How soon will I see the results?

The most amazing thing about this treatment is that you will actually get to see the results in just a few days. After the treatment a sterile dressing is applied which must be kept on and kept dry for 48 hours. After removing the dressing a good crust will form over the treated skin, as the crust falls away it will take the unwanted tattoo ink with it. It is likely that parts of the tattoo will be almost completely erased on just the first treatment. Your tattoo can be completely removed in just a matter of months, compared to years that it takes with laser.

Can I have this treatment if I've had laser treatment?

It is possible to treat tattoos that have previously undergone laser treatment, however the results can be less successful due to sub-dermal scar tissue left behind by the laser process, please call us to discuss. It is perfectly safe to have laser treatment on your tattoo after it has been treated with the Rejuvi tattoo removal system if necessary.

I have a home made tattoo, will this system work on that?

Yes, usually the ink in home made tattoos is less resilient than that used in professionally applied tattoos and can be removed very easily, however unlike professional tattoos ink depth can be very random which may make additional treatments necessary.

I have permanent make up, can this system remove that?

Yes this treatment will completely remove permanent make up, the only place its not suitable for is sensitive areas near the eyes, or where there is a risk of moisture contamination.

Can all pigments be removed?

Yes the process acts upon all pigments equally, unlike laser which is ineffective against certain pigments. The success rate of tattoo color removal is 100% for permanent makeup and over 92% for body tattoos, much higher than the success rate of laser treatment.

Will it leave a permanent scar?

The removal process is well tolerated by the skin the scarring rate in a published series of 98 clients (Cosmetic Dermatology April, 2001) was 0% for permanent makeup and 6% for body tattoos (micro-scarring) compared to laser with a 5% chance that a permanent scar will form**. Usually if you did not suffer any complications when the tattoo was originally applied, do not suffer from keloids and the treated area is cared for properly then the risk of scarring should be minimal. If the original tattoo has been applied too deeply, (tattoo has become blurred) then attempted removal can be more liable to scarring. Please discuss this with your technician. It is recommended that a small trial area is tested first. It is also important to follow the after care instructions provided.

Are there any lasting side effects?

There have been no lasting side effects documented arising out of the removal treatment. The area may be sore for around a week after treatment and following the final treatment the area may appear slightly redder however this should fade to the normal skin colour after a few months. None of the cases in the Cosmetic Dermatology April, 2001 study of 98 clients demonstrated destruction of the skin's natural pigment unlike laser where hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation can be more common.

Do you guarantee complete tattoo removal?

Every individual tattoo is unique some will respond better than others to particular treatments. Therefore no guarantee can be made on the likely success of the treatment. The published success rate of tattoo color removal is 100% for permanent makeup and over 92% for body tattoos*, better than any other currently available tattoo removal technique.

Who developed the removal cream?

The tattoo removal cream is developed by Rejuvi Laboratory San Francisco which was founded in 1988 by Dr. Wade Cheng, a distinguished and renowned biochemist in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Cheng has an extensive multi-disciplinary background in biochemistry, pharmacology, chemical engineering and Oriental herbalogy. Working closely with his former professor, Dr. Arthur Furst, a leading research scientist, the team created the Rejuvi product line, Rejuvi Plus Botanical line and Rejuville Anti-aging hair care line. In collaboration with the leading Scandinavian skincare expert - Marie Evertson, the unique Rejuvi professional treatment line and the extensive home care line were developed and are successfully used in salons and spas throughout the world. Rejuvi Laboratory Inc., is an integrated cosmetic laboratory with ongoing research, development and production capabilities. Combining advanced biochemistry, the latest dermatological research, natural herbalogy and modern cosmetic chemistry, Rejuvi Laboratory Inc. provides a unique synergistic approach in the world of cosmetics and produces the most advanced skin, body and hair rejuvenation products available today.

Some important information prior to receiving

Rejuvi non-laser tattoo removal

Before treatment

It is important that you do not consume alcohol before treatment. If any quantity of alcohol is consumed treatment will not be possible as it affects the thickness of the blood and prevents proper clotting. We recommend that you eat well before treatment as usually during the tattoo process blood sugar levels can drop leading to dizziness and feelings of nausea and sickness.

After treatment

A sterile dressing is applied and should be left in place and kept dry the dressing should be removed as soon as is convenient allowing air to get to the crust and harden it. The crust must be kept dry until it naturally flakes away, which will take between one or two weeks. The crust should not be picked off as this could lead to some permanent scarring. As with any treatment that punctures the skin there is a risk of infection. The area should therefore be kept clean and dry until the skin has properly healed. If there are any signs of infection you should consult your G.P. It will not be possible to treat your tattoo until any skin infection has been treated. The aftercare treatment will be fully discussed with you and a full aftercare leaflet will be given to you after treatment.

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