When people want tattoos removed, then tend to want them gone right away. However, there is no such thing as instant tattoo removal. It make take several laser tattoo removal sessions and time for your body to naturally heal itself in order to completely get rid of your old tattoo.
That said, there are some ways that you can speed up the process naturally and improve your results. Here are 6 surprising things you can do to improve tattoo removal recovery time:
Cover Up Your Tattoo
Exposing your tattoo to sunlight increases your risk of hypopigmentation. If you want your skin to return to its natural color after the tattoo dissolves itself, you need to make sure that you cover up your tattoo whenever you go out into the sun.
Even if it is cloudy outside, the sun’s UV rays can still affect your tattoo. Therefore, you should always make sure that you have pants or a long sleeve shirt on, as well as, protective dressings over your tattoo was to prevent it from being exposed to the sunlight.
If you don’t exercise regularly, it’s time to head to the gym! Working out
increases blood flow, which helps to break up tattoo ink particles. For the best results after tattoo removal, it is important to have good circulation.
Get Enough Sleep
Sleep is important for keeping your body health. Your skin will also recover and heal faster if you get the full eight hours of sleep your body needs every night. Not only does sleep make you feel better, it also boosts your immune system and will help you to keep from getting sick.
The amount of water that you drink can also affect how well your tattoo fades. Water helps to break up tattoo ink particles and makes it easier for your body to process the tattoo ink. The general recommendation to drink 8 glasses of water still holds true even after a laser tattoo removal. So drink up every day!
Improve Your Diet
Eating a balanced diet, not only strengthens your immune system, it also ensures that your body has the vitamins and minerals it needs to heal and resist infection. Make sure to eat plenty of fresh vegetables and lean protein. You should also cut out the alcohol which only dehydrates your body and compromises your immune system.
Wait 6 Weeks Before Your Next Tattoo Laser Removal Session
Waiting longer gives you better results because your body needs time to get rid of the ink after it has been zapped by the laser. While we generally recommend waiting at least 6-8 weeks between treatment sessions, if you wait longer that’s even better!
Many people believe that if they have a few laser treatments performed together, this will speed up the tattoo removal process. However, this is untrue. In fact, you may require less treatments if you space them out because your body will naturally dissolve some of the tattoo ink so that you don’t need to have it treated with a laser.
If you become pregnant while getting your tattoo removed, you can benefit by waiting until you have had your baby and finished with nursing to continue the treatments. Not only is this good for the baby, it will also mean better results for your tattoo removal.
Every person’s success with laser tattoo removal treatments will vary, depending on your health, your skin, and the tattoo itself. However, following these tips can help you to improve your results and speed up your recovery time. Contact Absolute Laser Tattoo Removal to learn more about what you should do before your first laser treatment.