That’s because smoking cigarettes can greatly reduce effective blood flow in your body, including the important blood flow at the dermis and epidermis skin layers where good blood flow is essential for laser tattoo removal success.
One study, performed by JAMA Dermatology, found that smoking during the tattoo removal process can reduce the likelihood of successful removal in 10 or fewer treatments by 70 percent.
When it comes to alcohol, the less you drink, the better. Alcohol is processed through the liver, which is also the organ that discards broken down ink particles during laser treatment. Excess alcohol consumption can inhibit your liver’s ability to properly discard of the ink particles, slowing down the process significantly.
What can help speed up the process is adequate water. Drinking eight glasses of water daily will keep you properly hydrated, encourage proper liver function, and encourage healthy blood flow.
Now is a great time to make a change for a healthier lifestyle. Interested in getting an estimate on removing your tattoo? Contact New Look Houston today at (713) 352-0629.