If you have a nice car but use poor quality gas, your car is not going to run as well as it should. When we do unhealthy things to our body such as smoke, overeat, avoid exercise or not drink plenty of water, it is much like using poor quality fuel for our car. Healthy bodies fight infections better and are more resistant to getting infections. We just feel better when we we maintain a healthy lifestyle. A person with a chronic illness such as diabetes, especially if it is not well controlled, or someone who has an illness such as rheumatoid arthritis that requires the use of medications to suppress the body’s immune system, may clear ink more slowly than a person who has a healthy, intact immune system.
Good circulation is an important part of the tattoo removal process. The body wants to keep the central area of your body warm first, so that is why when it is cold outside you may notice that your hands and feet feel cold but not your central trunk area. There is better blood flow the closer you are to the center of your body. This is why tattoos on the wrists and ankles are, in general, more difficult to clear compared to those that are more centrally located, such as on the chest. Increased circulation helps your body process and remove the ink after it is broken down by the lasers. Exercise improves movement of your blood and improves your immune system’s function. Since ink that is broken up during laser tattoo removal is disposed of by your body’s immune system, having poor circulation will slow down the body’s ink-clearing ability. It works the other way as well; regular exercise and a healthy lifestyle will result in improved circulation and improved ability to dispose of the freshly broken up ink.
If you want to get the most out of your laser tattoo removal treatments, work on keeping active and live a healthy lifestyle. Your body will thank you for it by working overtime to help you clear your ink. Laser tattoo removal is an investment of your time and money and we want you to get the most out of each treatment session. Dr. Brotzman is the owner and operator of Remove a Tattoo – laser tattoo removal clinic located in Glendale, and serving the greater Milwaukee area. Give him a call today at 414-617-2849 to set up your free laser tattoo consultation visit.