So, you’ve booked your first session of tattoo removal. You’re all ready to go. The date is in the diary and you’re excited to finally fade or remove your ink.
Now what can you do to prepare your body?
Your immune system plays a massive part in removing ink. It’s a vital system that allows the body to keep healthy by attacking germs and toxins.
Here’s what you can do to make sure it’s in good shape before you begin your laser tattoo removal journey.
95% of the fluid in the lymph 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 2 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, making it work harder and better. Plus, it’s a nice treat after all that exercise.
Avoid the sun Laser treatments make the skin more sensitive to the sun’s UV rays, and can cause changes to your skin’s pigment.
Avoid smoking, alcohol and caffeine
Any toxins reduce the burden on your system, leaving more capacity to clear your ink.
Think leafy greens, nuts, fatty fish, whole grains and dark chocolate. Processed, unhealthy foods just add to the load on your system.
Try not to stress
We know, it’s easier said than done. Stress causes lymph congestion, which makes the whole system less efficient; so try to keep calm, get some sleep - and laughing always helps.