Getting an unwanted tattoo removed is a long process. What was probably a rash decision will take a long time to undo; but there are ways to speed up the removal process. By making small, natural, safe, and healthy changes to your lifestyle you’ll make your tattoo removal treatments more effective; and best of all, your tattoo regret will be a thing of the past faster than you could have imagined. Read on to learn the tips of the trade to get that ink gone fast!
1. Stay Hydrated
Say “Yes!” to water and “No!” to alcoholic beverages during the tattoo removal process. An increase in your water intake will help you to stay well hydrated and your body will process the ink more efficiently. Alcohol naturally dehydrates you, so drinking between treatments will be detrimental to the entire process.
2. Boost Your Activity Levels
Add more physical activities to your schedule on a daily basis. This will increase blood flow, assisting the break-down of the ink particles in your skin. Even if you can only set aside time for exercise on a weekly basis, as long as it’s regular exercise, you’ll most likely see faster results from your tattoo removal treatments.
3. Put Down Your Cigarette
It’s hard to quit smoking; but it is better for your tattoo removal treatments; and not to mention your overall health. Did you know that smoking can decrease your tattoo removal effectiveness by 70%? If you continue to smoke during treatment, that means you will need to undergo substantially more sessions to get rid of that tattoo. Using tattoo removal as motivation to stop smoking could allow you to end your sessions with an entirely new, healthier, and happier you. However, you must make the choice to take that big step in improved health!
4. Protect Yourself From The Sun
It is important to keep your tattoo out of the sun during your treatment process. Though that may seem silly because that’s probably what your artist told you to do to actually keep the tattoo from fading in the first place, your technician will continue to remind you of the importance of this protective measure. If your treatment area is damaged by the sun the technician cannot perform tattoo removal treatment until the area is healed. Rescheduled and lighter treatments mean a longer tattoo removal process. You can wear sunscreen, wear protective clothing, or cover up the treatment area with bandages to prevent exposure to the sun’s harmful rays.
Though the laser ultimately removes your tattoo, the success and length of time of your treatment is entirely up to you. Speed up your removal process by making healthy life choices and treating your body the way it deserves. Have questions? Contact us today to learn more about tattoo removal, aftercare, and other helpful treatment tips.