The tattoo removal process doesn’t stop when you leave the clinic. In fact, part of the success of laser tattoo removal depends on creating and following healthy living habits to boost your body’s ability to remove the pigment. If you don’t take care of your body before, during and after the treatment, you may not get the desired results. Before looking at the health factors that can influence the efficiency of laser tattoo removal treatments, let’s take a closer look at the basic steps involved.
Since every tattoo is different, an initial consultation is important to work out the best way to remove it. As an example, if your tattoo removal treatment is meant to prepare for a cover-up tattoo, then this is important information to disclose.
The Laser Treatment
Once a treatment plan has been developed, you are ready for the first session. During your first session, a laser beam is employed to break down and burst the ink particles under your skin. But the process doesn’t end there.
When you leave our office, your body begins to do its part. Over the following weeks and months, the body removes or drains the disintegrated ink particles from your skin. The efficiency of this step depends on several factors, including your age, skin tone, tattoo location, and more.
Generally, the healthier your body is, the more efficient it is in removing the ink particles. The laser energy only acts as a catalyst in ink breakdown, and your body does the work through the lymphatic system. So, what factors can influence the body’s efficiency?
Regular exercise can boost the body’s ability to drain ink particles more efficiently. The lymphatic system doesn’t require a lot of pressure like blood, so everyday movements such as walking, running and sitting up can keep it functioning. You can start exercising in the days after the treatment.
Eating the right food ensures the body gets enough nutrients and strength to detoxify and remove any foreign particles, including the ink particles. It’s equally important to drink plenty of water per day to help in cleansing the body.
Smoking is known to constrict blood vessels, which restricts circulation and can cause poor drainage of disintegrated ink particles. So if you smoke, you should stop in order to realize great results.
Laser tattoo removal is an effective way to get rid of unwanted tattoos. But do keep in mind that a series of treatment sessions is usually required. For more information, make an appointment at Perfect Skin Center in Scottsdale or Tempe. Contact us today to book your consultation!