What is Laser Tattoo Removal?

At Absolute Cosmetic Medicine we offer both PicoWay Laser Tattoo Removal and Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser Tattoo Removal.

PicoWay works by shattering tattoo ink into minuscule particles. The advanced PicoWay technology is highly effective, removing a broad range of ink colours, including difficult-to-remove blue and green ink. PicoWay is a laser with high peak power and ultra-short pulse durations.

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Common names

PicoWay Tattoo Removal, Q-Switch, Nd:Yag Tattoo Removal

Targeted areas

Any area with a tattoo

Procedure Information

Procedure Type

Non Surgical


(Dependent on machine and practitioner) From $150


Full tattoo removal in 5-12 sessions (variable)

Recovery Time

No downtime required

How does Laser Tattoo Removal work?

The laser works by delivering energy to the tattoo, breaking the ink particles into smaller pieces. The particles are eliminated through the body’s lymphatic system resulting in a lightening of the tattoo ink.

To completely remove the tattoo you will need multiple sessions. During these sessions, the ink particles gradually become smaller.

Does PicoWay Laser Tattoo Removal hurt?

Many say that the feeling is similar to the feel of getting a tattoo but much faster. We have multiple options to reduce discomfort including numbing cream and gas.

How many sessions of Laser Tattoo Removal do I need?

The number of laser treatments required will depend on a number of factors including:

  • Laser used (PicoWay will generally remove a tattoo in fewer sessions than Nd:YAG)
  • Ink type
  • Size of the tattoo
  • Location of the tattoo
  • How old the tattoo is
  • Tattoo colour (PicoWay Laser is more suited to removing coloured ink than Nd:YAG)
  • Scarring in the area
  • The density of the ink
  • Amateur vs professional tattoo
  • Lifestyle habits
  • Personal immune system

Enlighten III Laser

Enlighten Laser by Cutera uses picosecond and nanosecond technology for skin rejuvenation and the treatment of pigmented lesions and tattoos. This Tattoo Removal treatment is highly efficient in the breakdown of pigment or ink particles, effectively treating skin discolouration or tattoo removal.

Enlighten III Pricing

Standard Tattoo

Extra Small up to 4 sq. cm (eg. 2 cm x 2 cm) $160

Small up to 16 sq. cm (eg. 4 cm x 4 cm) $220

Medium up to 36 sq. cm (eg. 6 cm x 6 cm) $320

Large up to 81 sq. cm (eg. 9 cm x 9 cm) $420

Extra Large up to 144 sq. cm (eg. 12 cm x 12 cm) $550

Extra Extra Large up to 300 sq. cm (eg. 15 cm x 20 cm) $650

Can I lighten my tattoo to have another put on top?

Yes, not all patient’s desired results are to completely remove their tattoo. PicoWay is one of the best options for those looking to lighten a tattoo before a cover-up. This is due to the fact that PicoWay works to gradually lighten the tattoo rather than destroying it.

Nd:YAG and PicoWay Pricing

The cost of Nd:YAG and PicoWay Laser Tattoo Removal depends on the size of the Tattoo. Prices start from $150 per session with our experienced Cosmetic Nurses. Consultations are available to offer a quote for Nd:YAG and PicoWay Tattoo Removal services.

What is the difference between PicoWay and Nd:YAG Tattoo Removal?

There are many types of laser machines that can remove tattoos. We have seen positive results from both Nd:YAG and PicoWay Laser Tattoo Removal.

The main advantage of PicoWay is extremely short-pulse time. This allows very high energy to be delivered rapidly to the tattoo pigment. It destroys the pigment more effectively and in most cases, leaves the skin intact. This means fewer treatments, fewer complications and better results.

We recommend that those who are interested in Laser Tattoo Removal book a consultation discuss the different options and obtain a quote. There is no obligation to book treatment after the consultation.

What happens after the procedure?

A common side effect of a laser session is a slight whitening or ‘frosting’ of the skin which may feel dry and itchy. Some other side effects include mild swelling and redness some may experience slight blistering and pinpoint bleeding for a few days after the treatment. There is a small risk of scarring, however, this risk is very low.

Every tattoo is unique and contains different colours and different volumes of ink. It’s important to speak with one of our doctors to find out how many treatments you may need, and what to expect.

With PicoWay, the number of treatments is generally expected to be roughly half of that required for alternative laser removal.

Why choose Absolute Cosmetic Medicine for your Laser Tattoo Removal?

  • Absolute Cosmetic Medicine’s Doctors have been offering Tattoo Removal for over 15 years
  • Our nursing team have the support and back-up of our experienced full-time Cosmetic Doctors
  • Dr Syed has done over 1,500 sessions of PicoSure Tattoo Removal making him one of the most experienced in Perth
  • We are fully insured for our Nurses and Doctors to offer Laser Tattoo Removal
  • Absolute has a 24-hour on-call service to assist with any concerns

*Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

How can we help?

Whether you have a treatment in mind, or you have a condition that you’d like to discuss with one of our professionals, please make an enquiry using this form. Be sure to include your ideal date and time for your appointment

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