About Artisan

Artisan Laser Lounge & Tattoo Studio uses the latest technology to remove unwanted hair and tattoos. We can also remove unwanted wrinkles, thread veins, birthmarks and acne.

We at Artisan Laser Lounge & Tattoo Studio are committed to obtaining exceptional results using only the latest and highest quality medical systems.  We pride ourselves on our outstanding service and care in delivering world-class aesthetic solutions.  Whether you want to get rid of unwanted hair or tattoos, or are just seeking a more youthful, radiant complexion, we have a treatment to suit your individual requirements.

If you have a skin concern that you are not sure how to manage then just talk to us – we will be delighted to help.  We provide free expert advice and it is one of our goals to educate you about your skin health.  Just imagine your skin concerns eradicated enabling you to enjoy a new confidence.

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F.A.Q.

How does a tattoo removal laser work?

Active Q-Switched Lasers that generate a high powered beam of laser light in an extremely short pulse are the most suitable lasers for tattoo removal treatment. The very short pulse of high powered laser light is absorbed by the tattoo ink particles, breaking them down into smaller pieces, enabling your natural immune defences to absorb and disperse the ink. A gradual fading of the tattoo occurs over a series of treatments.

How does the skin look after treatment?

An instant whitening of the skin is seen after treatment, but this generally fades quickly. The area is likely to feel tender for a few hours and can be red and swollen for up to 48 hours. Some tattoos will form a graze which must be left to heal naturally. Initially the tattoo is unlikely to look any different but will fade over the next 4 to 8 weeks as the body disperses it.

Are there any side effects?

Very rarely the skin may become lighter or darker, or some blistering may form. Change to the skin texture and scarring is possible, though uncommon, and is more likely if any grazes or blistering is not left to heal naturally. There may be loss of the natural tanning ability in the area treated, which may improve with time.

How long does each session take?

Treatment time varies depending upon the size of the tattoo but generally is between 15-30 minutes.

How is the treatment carried out?

The skin will be cleaned and then the laser applicator is passed over the tattoo releasing quick pulses of light. An audible ‘clicking’ noise is often heard as the ink particles shatter. After treatment, a cold air and a light dressing may be applied. During treatment protective eyewear will be provided.

How does the treatment feel?

Most patients describe the sensation as similar to a hot pin prick or the flick of an elastic band. Whilst mildly uncomfortable, most people tolerate treatment well. A skin cooling device may be utilized to reduce any discomfort.

How many treatments are necessary?

This depends on several factors, including the density, colour of inks and the age of the tattoo. Amateur tattoos can be quick to remove, taking 1 to 6 treatments, whereas professional tattoos vary considerably, some can take up to 15 treatments but most will typically take 8 to 12 treatments. Treatment sessions are spaced 6 to 10 weeks apart.

Consultation Procedure

Prior to treatment you must first undergo a free consultation where details about your medical history are obtained in order to confirm suitability. Before proceeding you will be asked to give informed consent and a test patch will be carried out.

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