How Smoking & Drinking Affect Tattoo Removal

Clients often ask what they can do to help speed up the process of tattoo removal, and what we tell them usually comes as a surprise: living a healthy lifestyle will help your tattoo fade faster.

A key element of laser tattoo removal is your immune response during the 6 to 8 weeks between treatments, so it makes sense that a large part of the fading process depends on you!

Our laser tattoo removal procedure uses light energy from lasers to break up the tattoo ink into tiny particles. Your body naturally, over decades, attempts to do this same thing. Eraser Clinic’s laser is simply faster and much more convenient.

Drinking large amounts of alcohol can hinder the ability of you liver and kidneys to flush out the tiny ink particles that are created during the laser treatment, thus preventing your tattoo from making much progress. So, trade those beers and cocktails for large amounts of water and your removal will go much more smoothly.

Smoking can also cause the fading process to progress more slowly. Your body is already working hard to remove smoking-related pollutants, and smoking restricts circulation near the skin’s surface. With hindered blood flow near the dermis and epidermis, there is less chance that the shattered ink particles will be picked up and carried away from the tattoo.

As a rule, we recommend drinking lots of water, eating a healthy diet, and taking regular exercise. This tends to keep all systems of your body in balance and to ensure your get your blood flowing.

At Eraser Clinic we are the tattoo removal experts. We offer free consultations and will happily answer any questions you may have about laser tattoo removal. So book your Free Consultation with us today at our locations in Austin, San Antonio, and Houston!