How it works

Laser technology has made it possible to remove unwanted tattoos via a faster and safer method than ever before. No longer will patients need to consider skin-damaging treatments such as acid removal, excision, and dermabrasion. Today’s aesthetic lasers offer a proven alternative for safer and more effective ink removal.

Lasers remove the ink by targeting ink’s pigment with a high-intensity light beam causing it to break up into smaller molecules. The ink is then removed and flushed by the body’s natural immune processes, fading the tattoo until it is no longer visible.  

Tattoos can be lightened in preparation for a cover-up tattoo. It is usually recommended that you wait 12 weeks from your final treatment until you get your new tattoo. Even difficult ink colours such as blues and greens, as well as previously treated tattoos, can be removed in fewer treatments with better clearance and improved recovery time with a Picosure laser.

PicoSure has produced positive results with stubborn colours and previously treated tattoos. The disrupted ink particles are typically absorbed and eliminated over an 8 week period after each treatment, (this is how long it takes the immune system to flush the ink particles) but individual results will vary.

PicoSure is the world’s first and only picosecond aesthetic laser cleared by the FDA.