How to Maintain a Healthy Immune System During The Laser Tattoo Removal Process

According to Astanza , a company that specializes in manufacturing laser tattoo removal machines, laser tattoo removal is the only clinically-proven method of removing a tattoo without causing scarring. Here is a more in-depth look at the process behind the laser-skin interaction:

“During a tattoo removal procedure, laser light is applied to the tattooed area of the skin. The light is selectively absorbed by the tattoo ink particles, leaving the surrounding skin tissue and chromophores unharmed.

The tattoo ink particles absorb the laser energy, heat up, and shatter into smaller ink particles.

In the days and weeks following a laser treatment, the body’s immune system flushes away the shattered ink particles, causing the tattoo to fade. Over a series of treatments, more and more of the ink

shatters, leaving the skin free of ink.”

So, how do you make sure your immune system is up for the job? Read on to learn more about the steps you can take to stay healthy through the tattoo removal process.

1. Keep your immune system healthy

When it comes to keeping your immune system healthy, it’s important to know that the laser tattoo removal method only starts the removal process. What continues it is your own body’s immune system. It’s responsible for eliminating the ink particles from your skin. As mentioned previously, the laser shatters the ink particles into smaller parts, and then the body attacks these particles, which are now small enough for the body to dispose.

2. Drink lots of H2O

Before going through the laser tattoo removal process, it’s important to stay hydrated as it will help your body naturally expel the ink particles. Staying hydrated also allows your body to flush out any toxins in the body more efficiently and quickly, which could lead to faster ink-free skin.

3. Maintain a healthy lifestyle

While laser tattoo removal isn’t painful, it’s still foreign to your body, meaning if you are fighting an infection or are ill, it’s best to wait until your body is strong and healthy again before you begin the tattoo removal process. This way, your immune system can focus on attacking and expelling the ink particles rather than fighting off other infections in the body. Another tip for a successful removal process is to take vitamins and exercise regularly. Smoking also weakens your body’s defense system. A study of laser tattoo removal in The Archives of Dermatology found that smoking can decrease the effectiveness of laser tattoo removal by a staggering 70%.

Whether you are ready to get rid of the tattoo you’ve had for years or just want to learn more about the laser tattoo removal process in general, we’re here to help. At Muskegon Surgical Associates (MSA), we have a team of experts who are here to help you feel confident and comfortable in your skin. To learn more about our services and our new Astanza laser removal machine, visit the MSA website or contact us at (231) 739-1933.