If you're looking to speed up your tattoo removal process, here are 10 tips vetted by our expert team at NAAMA that can help.
1. Choose a reputable and experienced tattoo removal clinic.
A skilled and experienced practitioner will be able to remove your tattoo more effectively and efficiently using the latest and greatest technology. NAAMA's central London studio offers the state-of-the-art LightSense™ laser technology. It’s designed to be less damaging, less painful and require less downtime between your treatments. NAAMA's team of consultants are expertly trained, offer exemplary aftercare and the only ones in the world certified to administer LightSense™ technology.
2. Avoid exposing the tattooed area to sunlight or tanning beds.
Sun exposure can cause the tattoo ink to fade, making it more difficult to remove. It can also lead to hypopigmentation, a common side effect when the skin lightens around the tattooed area if sunscreen isn't applied. It is reversible, through a regular sunscreen routine and protecting the area.
3. Keep the tattooed area clean and moisturised.
Cleaning the area regularly and using a high quality aftercare cream, like NAAMA’s skincare range, can help to keep the skin healthy, promote healing and help skin turn over new cells faster.
4. Resist the urge to pick or scratch the treated area.
This can cause scarring and can interfere with the tattoo removal process. If you do feel any irritation, keeping to tip three and using aftercare will significantly reduce itchiness and redness between treatments. 5. Don't tattoo over the treated area right away.
This can interfere with the tattoo removal process and can cause complications. If you’re removing to get a new tattoo, wait at least 6 weeks or till the area is fully healed before getting fresh ink.
7. Eat a healthy diet.
A balanced diet can help to support the body's natural healing processes and can help to speed up the tattoo removal process. And stay hydrated. Drinking plenty of water can help to flush out the broken-down ink particles and can support the body's natural healing processes.
Exercising helps to speed up tattoo removal by strengthening your immune system, which is important because ink pigments are carried out of the body through the bloodstream. A healthy heart helps keep the body’s blood pumping through. The healthier the body is, the stronger the immune system is and the faster your body can clear out the unwanted ink.
9. Avoid alcohol and caffeine.
These substances can dehydrate the body and can interfere with the tattoo removal process. If you are consuming them, ensure you are following tip number seven and eight. It’s all about balance.
10. Be patient.
The tattoo removal process can take several weeks or months, depending on the size and colour of the tattoo. It's important to be patient and allow the body time to naturally eliminate the broken-down ink particles. While several sessions are required, the results are well worth the wait if you choose to go with a tattoo removal studio like NAAMA that is not only fast and effective, but leaves you with healthy, smooth skin.
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Following these tips can help to speed up your tattoo removal healing and improve your results. It's important to consult with a trained medical professional for more information and guidance.
And for those wondering, can you get rid of a tattoo within 24 hours? Sadly, not yet. There isn’t any tattoo removal device in the world that can remove a tattoo that quick - but we’re working hard to develop the first breakthrough over here at NAAMA.