So, you’ve actually done it. After a while of research and visit to your doctor’s clinic, you’ve successfully sat through the entire treatment for tattoo removal in Singapore and you are now on your way to getting that ink-free skin. As you walk out the clinic door, it hits you: how can I ensure a fast and successful tattoo removal? The answer to that question is simple and will not cost you a lot of money: Practice healthy habits.

When laser energy hits the skin, the light energy breaks down the ink into dust-like particles and is naturally removed from the body with the help of the lymphatic system. To help you boost your lymphatic system’s natural cleaning mechanism, here are practical and healthy habits from 1Aesthetic, Medical & Surgery that you can adapt for fast and successful tattoo removal.

Protect yourself from the sun and harmful UV light

After a laser tattoo removal, it is an absolute no-no to expose yourself (especially the treated areas!) to the sun’s harmful rays for at least a week. Exposing the treated areas to the sun greatly increases the risk of thermal damage and causes the skin to develop painful blisters that may irritate the area and result in scarring. What’s the point of getting your tattoos removed when you’ll get blisters and scarring in the process anyway?

Woman apply sun cream after tatoo removal

The best thing you can do is follow every cosmetic doctor’s mantra: do not leave your house without applying sunscreen on your face and body especially those cannot be covered by clothing. You might think that sunscreen application is a trivial thing but developing the habit goes a long way in protecting your skin from the harmful effects of sun damage. Trust me, your skin will thank you for it.

Following a tattoo removal treatment, double up the skin protection by applying generous amounts of sunscreen to the treated area. This way, you protect your skin from further irritation during the recovery process.

Say no to smoking

You may be surprised to hear this but smoking actually is one of the key reasons why the healing process can be delayed following a laser tattoo removal. With smoking, toxins from tobacco products cause the blood vessels to constrict resulting in reduced blood circulation, thus slowing the immune system’s ability to fight and flush out the ink particles. This leads to a slow healing process and slower rate tattoo removal. If you are a smoker and you’re planning to get a tattoo removal treatment, make it a part of your treatment plan to say no to smoking or significantly reduce your smoking habit for a faster and more successful recovery.

Start eating healthy

Nothing can ever go wrong by eating healthy, whether you are recovering from a tattoo removal treatment or not. Minding what you eat brings all the benefits that your body deserves. To help your body’s natural cleaning system fight off and eliminate the ink particles brought about by tattoo removal, fill your plate with green leafy vegetables and natural antioxidants. These healthy foods will serve as efficient natural sweepers as your body undergoes its natural cleansing cycle.

Woman drinking water

Drinking a lot of water is also a key factor to boost your body to flush out toxins such as ink particles. Like what we’ve been taught ever since we can remember, drink 6-8 glasses of water every day. In this light, condition yourself to avoid drinks that have high sugar content to help hasten up the healing process. If you want, taking vitamins and supplements that boost your immune system and blood circulation greatly helps for fast and successful tattoo removal.

Exercise regularly

Proper exercise regulates the blood circulation and facilitates proper drainage of the cleansing of the lymphatic system. You might think that you don’t have the time and resources to hit the gym so you make it a reason for not engaging in physical activities. What if I told you that even simple exercises like walking and running are actually enough to get your lymphatic vessels going.

If you are overweight, your body tends to heal slower from a tattoo removal treatment, so one great way to speed up the healing process is to lose weight through exercise.

One to two days after your acne scar removal, get up and break a sweat to help flush out those ink particles faster. Of course, when your treatment is done, it is best to continue keeping a regular exercise habit to keep your body in shape and prevent medical conditions caused by a sedentary lifestyle. Performing any physical activity that contributes to the improvement of your overall fitness is one great way to live a healthier life.

Be committed

Laser tattoo removal requires a lot of commitment and utmost care for it to be successful. While there are several factors (such as size, colour, age and location of the tattoo) that affect the rate of tattoo removal, your health ultimately plays a great role.

Practising healthy habits for a healthier lifestyle is actually easier said than done. In fact, a lot of people struggle with this issue and keep on reverting back to their unhealthy ways. Without proper guidance, it can be hard to tick all the boxes of healthy habits to practice, this is why it is important that you have a trustworthy clinic like 1Aesthetic to help you with your tattoo removal from start to finish.


1Aesthetics Medical & Surgery
#14-90 The Central,
8 Eu Tong Sen St, Tower 1,
Singapore 059818
+65 6612 5173