Vanish Skin Clinic

PicoSure Tattoo Removal

PicoSure is the world’s first, fast and effective picosecond aesthetic laser. It is a breakthrough laser technology that delivers ultra-short pulse bursts of energy to the skin in trillionths of a second. The Picoseccond pulse width is 100 times shorter than nanosecond technology, and this enables an unmatched photomechanical impact on tattoos. The results are unprecedented with far better clearance with fewer treatments.

How does PicoSure work on tattoos?

Ultra-short picosecond pulses of light are delivered into the skin. These pulses create a photomechanical effect, or PressureWave™ that breaks up the ink into tiny particles that can easily be flushed out by the body. And there are no adverse effects to the unmarked surrounding skin.

Can I return to work after a treatment?

Yes. The discomfort experienced after a treatment is minimal.

What can I expect from a treatment?

The treated skin will normally turn red after a few hours and small blisters may appear. The discomfort can be compared to mild sunburn.

How many treatments will I require?

Each tattoo is different; therefore the number of treatments will differ. However, the PicoSure technology will take half the number of treatments to remove the tattoo, compared to traditional tattoo removal lasers of the past.

Who does the treatment?

A registered clinical aesthetician

How long does each treatment take?

This will depend on the size and colours of the tattoo but expect approximately 15 minutes per treatment.

What are the risks?

The skin pigment may change but this should resolve in time. There is a 5% chance of scarring. Skin infection or allergies may occur but both are extremely rare.

Am I able to have another tattoo in the treated area?

Yes, but it is advisable to wait for couple of months.