Faster tattoo removal - fewer sessions required compared to other lasers
Very effective on colours such as blue and green
Effective on red, yellow & orange inks (with the addition of the 532 nm wavelength)
Ability to remove old, faded or previously treated tattoos
Good removal of permanent eyebrow makeup
Faster Tattoo Removal
PicoSure™ is considered the biggest breakthrough in laser technology for tattoo removal. Traditional laser tattoo removal laser treatments can require numerous sessions spaced 6-8 weeks apart, resulting in a lengthy and inconvenient process. PicoSure’s pulse width is one hundred times shorter than a more traditional nanosecond laser (such as the Q-Switched), enabling it to clear tattoos in far fewer treatments.
Its patented pressure-wave technology produces ultra-short light pulses, giving PicoSure the ability to shatter ink particles into tinier fragments, which are then more easily eliminated from the body.
PicoSure safely clears tattoos with half the fluence (optical energy in a pulse) than a Q-Switched laser, and without injury to the surrounding tissue. This laser is particularly effective on blue and green colours, as well as faded or previously treated tattoos that failed to clear.
Our clinic also has the additional wavelength (532nm) to effectively remove yellow, red and orange inks – making the PicoSure the best choice for multi-coloured tattoos.
What to Expect
Typically, each visit lasts about 15-20 minutes. The procedure itself is less than five minutes. The discomfort level of PicoSure treatments is comparable to older technologies, however, the advantage is that this new platform for tattoo removal can produce the same results, but in half as many sessions as the Q-Switched lasers.
Multiple treatment sessions will be required for most tattoos. The number is dependent on many factors as outlined on our general laser tattoo removal page such as size, pigment depth, skin type, pigment density, location of tattoo, removal goal and ink colours.
Typically, progressive results are seen after one or two treatments. Treatment sessions are spaced apart in order to allow the body time to absorb the ink particles, so that your tattoo gradually fades with time.
PicoSure tends to most effective on brighter-coloured inks which are thought to be more resistant to removal by a Q-Switched laser. Your tattoo should be at least 6 weeks old before treatment with the PicoSure laser. Note: Pre and post treatment, you should use sunscreen over the tattooed skin and ideally avoid sun exposure over the treatment area.