1. AVOID EXPOSING THE TREATED AREA TO THE SUN.
Exposure to the sun increases the levels of melanin in the skin, which absorbs the ultraviolet radiation from the sun. If you are considering tattoo removal, it is vital that there is not too much melanin in your skin. It will be more difficult for the laser to break up the ink, increased melanin levels also make your skin more susceptible to burning. In order to have your tattoo removed efficiently and safely, in as few sessions as possible, it is recommended that you keep the tattooed area out of the sun for at least six weeks prior to beginning your treatment.
2. EXERCISE REGULARLY.
Exercise is so important to tattoo removal. What exercise does, is it improves the immune system by boosting the cells in your body that attack foreign bodies, including broken-down tattoo ink. Visiting the gym a few times a week, or even just walking for half an hour a day, can speed up the healing process and remove more ink.
3. SLEEP WELL.
Lack of sleep has a negative effect on the immune system, making us less able to fight bacteria and more prone to infection. Some people need more sleep than others, but seven hours a night is thought to be the ideal. Less than six, and your immune system can start to suffer. Some tips for improving your quantity and quality of sleep include getting into a regular routine, such as going to sleep and waking up at the same times each day. Avoid stimulants such as caffeine and nicotine before bed, and make sure your television and computer are turned off to ensure you are going to sleep in a restful, sleep-conducive environment.
4. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.
Your immune system needs proper hydration in order to work efficiently, but water can help to speed up the tattoo removal process in a variety of ways. It increases your kidney function, allowing them to flush out toxins such as broken-down ink more quickly. It also helps in the production of lymph, which is what carries your white blood cells through the body, allowing them to break down foreign bodies and remove toxins from your blood.
5.EAT MORE IMMUNITY BOOSTING FOOD.
Certain foods contain properties that help to strengthen your immune system. Oats and barley contain a type of fibre called beta-glucan, which has high antioxidant properties and helps to speed up the healing of wounds. Almonds are an incredible source of Vitamin E, which is vital for a healthy immune system.
6. DON’T SMOKE.
Smoking has been shown to impede the tattoo removal process seriously. An Italian study concluded that the chances of successful tattoo removal after 10 sessions were reduced by 70% in smokers Giving up smoking has all kinds of health benefits; but if you’re desperate to get rid of some unwanted ink, this might be the extra impetus you need to kick the habit.
7. FOLLOW THE AFTERCARE ADVICE.
Once you’ve been through a process like laser tattoo removal and you want to speed up the healing process. For 48 hours after treatment, it is important to avoid anything that could irritate the treated skin, such as tight clothing, moisturisers, make-up or perfume. Try to keep the treated area cool and dry, so avoid exposing the treated skin to the sun, hot baths, saunas or swimming. Obviously, do not scratch or shave the treated area, as this is highly likely to cause irritation. It is also important to exercise caution in all these areas until all blistering has subsided and your skin feels healed. If you have any problems or doubts at all during the healing process, you should contact your tattoo removal clinic.
8. KEEP TO YOUR APPOINTMENT SCHEDULE.
This may sound highly obvious, but the treatment will work quicker if you keep to regular sessions. Missing appointments will naturally slow the tattoo removal process down. However, it is not advisable to have sessions too quickly after one another. Every six to eight weeks is the optimum time to wait between sessions, as this allows your body time to break up and flush out the ink particles, and your skin time to heal sufficiently before your next session.
By following all these tips, you can give your body the best possible chance of a speedy, trouble-free tattoo removal and healing process. And who knows? You might just notice some other health benefits, too.
9. MASSAGE THE AREA.
Once the tattoo is healed, massage the area with antiseptic cream or similar, do not use Pawpaw. Massaging the area will draw more blood/cells (macrophages) into that area, these cells pick up the ink particles to get rid of them.