The stronger your immune system, the faster your skin can heal. It’s the immune system that helps the body get rid of infections and repair the wound itself. The same is the case in the laser tattoo removal healing process.
However, there are a few things you can do to make the healing process faster and more effective.
1. Drink water
Drinking water keeps the body hydrated which eventually benefits the immune system. It helps your body purge itself of toxins and restores the blood cells, which are the basics of preventing infection.
2. Lower your alcohol consumption
We all know that alcohol consumption causes dehydration. This slows the whole healing process, so if possible try not to consume alcohol at all.
3. No smoking
When you smoke, your immune system has to work harder to get rid of pollutants, slowing your skin’s healing process. Non-smokers heal faster and need fewer medical treatments than smokers.
4. More exercise
When you exercise, your blood flow increases, which helps break down the ink particles in your body. Consider getting more exercise right after tattoo removal. Once the skin scabs over, exercise can accelerate the healing process.
Things to avoid
You can get faster results if you avoid two basic things:
1. Sun exposure
2. Picking scabs or popping blisters
Each person’s healing process is different. Some people simply take longer to heal than others. Before getting your tattoo removed, ask the technician how long it will take your skin to heal and any other details you need to know.
In most cases, the healing process after tattoo removal takes about 4 to 8 weeks, but what you do during this period can make the process faster or slower. Your healing time depends on the type of treatment and the strength of your immune system.
The post-treatment time for tattoo removal is just as important as the treatment itself. Protecting the wound is very important to make sure that the skin heals without interruption. Make sure to follow your technician’s guidelines about how to take care of the affected skin. This will ensure that the skin heals as safely and quickly as possible.