If you’ve been doing your research into laser tattoo removal, you will have read that having a healthy immune system is important in the laser tattoo removal process.
Why we hear you ask?
Firstly, it’s important to know how laser tattoo removal works. The laser light passes through the Dermis, the deeper layers of the skin, and the tattoo ink absorbs the laser light, therefore shattering the ink into tiny little fragments.
These shattered fragments are then broken down by the immune system, the body’s natural cleansing system.
A healthy and strong immune system helps speed up the ink elimination and healing process, which means fewer treatments for you. The more toxins you have in the body, the more work your immune system must do, which can result in a slower elimination process.
There are a few steps you can take to a healthier immune system, prior to your laser tattoo removal treatment:
Drink loads of water
One of the huge benefits of drinking water is that hydration impacts your immune system. Drinking plenty of water flushes out toxins from your body and allows the cells in the body to get all the oxygen they need to function. Your immune system can weaken as a result of not drinking enough water because this leads to the build-up of toxins. We advise that you drink plenty of water before your treatment to allow for a faster recovery.
Healthy balanced diet
It’s important to feed our bodies with vitamins and minerals to make the immune system stronger. You can get this in the foods you eat. Your diet not only has a positive impact on your digestive system but also helps strengthen your immune system.
If you already follow a healthy diet, then great. If you feel you need to give your immune system that extra boost, there are some superfoods you eat prior to your laser tattoo removal treatment; Kiwi Fruits, Oranges and Red Bell Peppers are high in vitamin C. Leafy greens like Broccoli, Spinach and Kale are a great source of vitamin and minerals, and are all high in vitamins A, E, and C.
Oats are high in vitamin B and are great for boosting your immunity. Grab a handful of Almonds, Hazelnuts, Peanuts and Walnuts. These nuts are rich in zinc. Zinc helps the function of cells within the immune system. So, there you go, happy eating!
There’s no easy way to say this but smoking will weaken your immune system. The chemicals in cigarette smoke cause ongoing damage to the cells throughout your body. Therefore, the body becomes vulnerable to illnesses and infections and the immune system must then constantly work hard to fight off these illnesses. The body’s overall healing is slowed down, which can affect the actual laser tattoo removal healing process. We recommend, for the best results, holding back on the cigarettes prior to your treatments.
A good night’ sleep
Getting a good night’s sleep is so important. It’s been proven that people who don’t get enough sleep or who don’t get good quality sleep are more receptive to colds and illnesses. The amount of sleep you get also affects how fast you heal when do you do get sick. And we know how important the healing process is when it comes to laser tattoo removal treatment. How much sleep do you need to improve your immune system? Getting an average of 7-8 hours sleep a night is an ample amount. So, rest up before your next laser tattoo removal treatment.
Everyone’s immune system is different, and therefore the healing process is different. People who are wanting to get rid of tattoos or fade an existing tattoo want quick results. Make sure you are maintaining a strong and healthy immune system to ensure you get the optimum results you are after.
At Goodbye Tattoos Neutral Bay, our laser tattoo removal specialists will take you through all the information you need and happy to answer your questions. So if you’re looking for tattoo removal in Neutral Bay, get in touch with Goodbye Tattoos today goodbyetattoos.com