If you are thinking about getting your tattoo removed, or perhaps already undergoing laser treatment, it is important that you educate yourself on how to properly care for your body and skin during the treatment process. While the laser breaks down the ink, it is up to your body to flush out those broken down ink particles. The healthier you are, the more efficient your bodily functions will be. Namely, it is the lymphatic system that rids our bodies of foreign objects such as ink particles. Keep in mind that it takes time for the body to process the ink once it is broken down - this is why fading may not be noticeable until 4-6 weeks post treatment.
Using laser technology to remove tattoos is undoubtedly the safest and most effective way available, but lasers put a significant amount of heat and energy into the skin and, although uncommon, adverse reactions can occur. Luckily, there a few things you can do to ensure faster fading and significantly lower the chances of any negative side effects.
Remember: LESS IS MORE.
Seriously, leave it alone and drink some water.
Check out all of the guidelines and tips to ensure your body is breaking down the tattoo ink to the best of its ability!
There are some side effects to laser tattoo removal, and there are specific ways to sooth your skin to allow your body to recover and remove your tattoo.