Knowing how to speed up your laser tattoo removal comes from understanding how the process works. It isn’t the laser that removes the ink. The laser simply breaks the ink into tiny particles and your immune system takes care of the rest. So, the real questions is…how can I help my body get rid of tattoo ink? Here are some simple, yet effective ways to help your body focus on getting rid of your unwanted tattoo ink.
1. Drink Lots of Water
Water speeds up the drainage of the ink particles the laser broke down. There isn’t a more natural way to clean toxins from your body. Most bottles of water have about 16 oz, so try to drink about 4-5 per day. Dehydration compromises your immune system.
2. Get Enough Sleep
When you sleep, your body is rejuvenated. You’ll want an average of 8 hours of shut-eye if you want your body to be at peek performance.
3. Stop Smoking
If you still haven’t let go of this bad habit, here is one more good reason. Your blood vessels are what carries the ink particles away after laser tattoo removal treatments. Smoking constricts them, making this less efficient. If you can’t quit, at least cut back during your treatment process or it could take longer.
4. Take a Tattoo Break
When you get a new tattoo, your body works overtime to attempt to get rid of the new ink. During laser tattoo removal, you want your body’s energy focused on removing the unwanted ink – not the good stuff.
5. Keep your Tattoo Out of the Sun
There are actually two reasons for this. First, the laser is attracted to pigment. Your tan will shield your tattoo from the laser, making it less effective at breaking up the ink. Second, the laser makes your skin more sensitive to the sun for about 6 weeks. Sunburn is just another energy waster for your immune system.
6. Get a Treatment Package
People who purchase tattoo removal treatment packages are much more likely to stick to their visit schedule. Adding a week or two to every treatment can extend your tattoo removal by months! Pay-as-you-go isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
7. Try Massage
This one is actually fun! You want to stimulate blood flow to the area, and massage is an excellent way to do that. Massage on and around the treated area can help draw the ink into your lymphatic system. This is also a great reason to get a professional massage!