We recently posted about some interesting new research about tattoos and ink deposits in the lymph nodes. You can check that out here. The lymphatic system obviously plays a big part in tattoos; so let’s spend a little more time talking about what it is, how it affects laser tattoo removal, and how you can support it after your treatments.
What is the lymphatic system?
The lymphatic system consists of a network of vessels, just like blood vessels. Blood vessels circulate the red blood cells and the lymphatic system circulates the white blood cells. These two systems work together to keep up the blood supply to the organs and keep everything free from infection.
The lymphatic vessels carry lymph, which is a clear watery fluid throughout the body. One very important job of the lymphatic system is to help the body defend itself against viruses, germs, fungi, and bacteria. All of these things are filtered through the lymph nodes.
What does the lymphatic system do during laser tattoo removal?
The lymphatic system is what removes the ink from your system after a laser tattoo removal session. The laser breaks the ink into smaller particles and the lymphatic system removes the ink from your skin. This is why there is redness, scabbing itching after a laser tattoo removal treatment – your body is working hard to heal itself.
How can I support my lymphatic system?
The lymphatic system is basically what we mean when we say the immune system. Supporting your lymphatic system includes: abstaining from smoking, drinking plenty of water, exercising and maintaining good circulation, elevating the area, and taking a vitamin or making sure you are getting proper nutrients through your diet.
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