Laser tattoo removal and a healthy immune system

April 22, 2023

Author: Jamie Tomlinson

Laser tattoo removal and a healthy immune system is an important factor to note when it comes to laser tattoo removal.

But it’s not the only factor. Let’s find out why?

Firstly, it’s important to know how laser tattoo removal works. The laser light passes through the Dermis, the deeper layers of the skin. The tattoo ink absorbs the laser light, and then shatters the ink into tiny little fragments.

These shattered fragments are then absorbed and eliminated via the body’s lymphatic system. Which is the body’s natural cleansing system.

A strong and healthy immune system helps speed up the ink elimination and healing process. Which could mean fewer tattoo removal treatments for you.

A weaker immune system may result in a slower tattoo removal process and thus may require more treatments.

For example, if you smoke or drink regularly, then your body will be dealing with trying to get rid of toxins from nicotine and alcohol.

There are a few steps you can take to help speed up your tattoo removal journey.

Laser tattoo removal & drinking 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.

Laser tattoo removal & a 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!

Laser tattoo removal & a good night’s 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.

Laser tattoo removal & nicotine and alcohol

Nicotine reduces the tattoo removal process by 70%. Yes you read that right! So if you do smoke and you experience a slow tattoo removal process, this is why. 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.

Drinking alcohol in moderation is allowed. However, alcohol dehydrates the body and this can slow the tattoo removal process.

It’s important to note that the body is already dealing with flushing out all the toxins from nicotine and alcohol. Therefore, it doesn’t have the detox capacity to get rid the your tattoo ink.

We recommend, for the best results, holding back on nicotine and alcohol prior to your treatments.

To conclude

Now you understand why laser tattoo removal and a healthy immune system is a very important factor.

Everyone’s immune system is different, and therefore the healing process is different. And this is why everyone gets different tattoo removal results. It takes two to tango when it comes to laser tattoo removal.

50% of the work is done by the laser breaking the ink down. The rest is done by your body working to flush the ink out. There is homework to be done if you want to achieve the best results. Here are some useful tips to follow to help prepare for laser tattoo removal.

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 via email

or give us a call

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