Follow this two-week plan to help your skin, immune system, and liver function optimally—giving your laser tattoo removal treatments the best chance of success.
Before getting laser tattoo removal, it’s important to prepare your body and your skin. This will give your laser treatments the best chance of success.
One way to do this is by completing an immune-boosting detox program, which may help speed up tattoo removal. Keep reading for details!
What is an immune-boosting detox?
Although detoxes—like juice cleanses—have gained popularity as a way to lose weight quickly by helping your body to get rid of any excess waste, this one is a little bit different. This detox is aimed at helping take some added stress off of your liver while boosting your antioxidant and fluid intake in preparation for laser tattoo removal treatments.
Detoxing can help prepare your skin, immune system, and liver for these procedures—potentially making ink removal more successful and helping your skin bounce back faster.
In addition to this detox program, you should have a solid skin-care routine that keeps your skin clean, hydrated, and protected.
14-day detox plan
Here are the instructions for your 14-day detox plan.
Daily, you should drink at least half of your body weight in fluid, in ounces—preferably water. For example, if you weigh 180 pounds, you should aim for 90 ounces per day. This will keep you well-hydrated, improving your skin health and helping promote healthy liver function.
You should also take a high-quality multivitamin every day, which will help ensure that your body has all the nutrients it needs to support optimal functioning.
In addition, avoid the following to remove added stress from your liver:
- Alcohol: beer, wine, spirits, mixed drinks
- Added sugars: cakes, cookies, candy, ice cream, soda
- Highly-processed foods: fast food, frozen meals, boxed meals
Finally, you should prioritize getting a variety of healthy, unprocessed, and high-quality foods in your diet, such as:
- Protein: salmon, tuna, shellfish, nuts and seeds, legumes
- Fat: olive oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, butter
- Carbs: sweet potatoes, oats, quinoa, brown rice
- Fruits: citrus fruits, grapes, apples, banana, mango, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, coconut
- Vegetables: spinach, lettuce, cabbage, kale, peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, tomatoes, radishes, cucumbers
- Dairy: Greek yogurt
This detox can be done for up to two weeks—ideally the two-week period leading up to your laser treatment. However, because it’s so strict, you shouldn’t do it continuously.
Nevertheless, it’s always a good idea to drink plenty of water, consume alcohol and added sugars in moderation, and eat a variety of fruits and vegetables.
Will it make my tattoo removal more successful?
There’s no guarantee that doing this 14-day detoxing program will make your tattoo removal more successful, but it can keep your immune system in fighting shape so that your immune cells and your liver can help your body get rid of the tattoo ink.
There are three primary ways that this immune-boosting detox may help your laser tattoo removal treatments be more successful:
Boosts immune activity
Rich in vitamin C and other immune-boosting vitamins, this detox can help your immune system more efficiently encapsulate the tattoo ink that is broken up by the laser treatments.
Vitamin C can support your phagocytes, or the immune cells that “swallow” harmful compounds—including tattoo ink following laser treatments—and shuttle them to the liver to be removed from the body.
Supports liver function
This detox includes avoiding alcohol and added sugars, which can decrease the strain on your liver. Alcohol and fructose—a common and inexpensive type of sugar that’s often added to processed foods—are both primarily metabolized in the liver. Avoiding them will help your liver function more effectively to speed up tattoo removal.
Additionally, eating a variety of fruits and vegetables, along with healthy fatty fish like salmon, can help support liver function.
Promotes healthy skin
Finally, following this detox protocol can help reduce inflammation and promote healthy skin cell growth and turnover, keeping your skin healthy and promoting a swifter recovery after laser treatments.
Staying adequately hydrated and eating a variety of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, as well as other anti-inflammatory foods, can give your body the raw materials it needs to keep your skin supple and glowing.
Hoping you can speed up tattoo removal? This 14-day immune-boosting detox can help you increase your chances of success before getting laser tattoo removal. If you’re ready to begin the process, contact us today.