Once you’re ready to embark on your tattoo removal journey, it’s vital to prepare your body to get the most out of your personalised treatment plan. Your immune system plays a huge role in removing the ink that has been broken down by the laser and processes it as waste out of the body. Here’s what you can do to make sure it’s in a good place for the exciting and empowering journey ahead.
Around 95 per cent of the fluid in the lymphatic system (the part that clears toxins away) is water, so it’s important you stay hydrated. The recommendation for good health is to drink at least two litres of water each day.
Contraction of the muscles and joints propel fluid through the lymph system, making it work better, so get in some exercise.
Try a massage
Lymphatic massage targets your lymphatic system, helping it to work harder and better. Plus, it’s a nice treat after each treatment.
Protect your skin with a sun-safe skincare routine and use a moisturising sunscreen with high SPF and UVA 4* or above when exposing your treatment area to direct sunlight. If you don’t, sun exposure could lead to changes in pigmentation.
Avoid smoking, limit alcohol
Cutting down toxins reduces the burden on your system, leaving more capacity to clear your ink.
Eating food high in nutrients keeps your whole immune system strong. Think leafy greens, nuts, fatty fish, citrus fruit, whole grains and dark chocolate.
Try not to stress
Stress causes lymph congestion, which makes the whole system less efficient. Try meditation, yoga and generally moving your body. Laughter is good medicine too.
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