What is Picosure Laser Tattoo Removal?

The Picosure laser is the gold standard in tattoo and pigmentation removal technology. Absolute Cosmetic had the first PicoSure machine in Western Australia. It has extremely positive feedback from patients.

There are many types of laser machines that can remove tattoos, the main advantage of using Picosure is the 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.

Common names

Laser tattoo removal

Targeted areas

Tattoo removal, skin pigmentation removal from all parts of the body

Procedure Information

Procedure Type

Non Surgical


from $220


Removed tattoo


5-9 treatments usually required

Recovery Time

Possible blistering and pinpoint bleeding for a few days after the treatment

Treatable Area's


How Does PicoSure Tattoo Removal Work?

Picosure 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.

Does PicoSure 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:

  • Ink type,
  • Size of the tattoo,
  • Location of the tattoo,
  • How old the tattoo is,
  • Tattoo colour,
  • Scarring in the area,
  • The density of the ink,
  • Amateur vs professional tattoo,
  • Type of laser used,
  • Lifestyle habits,
  • Personal immune system

Can I Lighten My Tattoo To Have Another Put On Top?

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

How much Does PicoSure Laser Tattoo Removal Cost?

The cost of PicoSure Laser Tattoo Removal depends on the size of the Tattoo. Prices start from $220 per session with our highly experienced Doctor. Quotes can be given at consultation.

My Tattoo was Treated With A Laser In The Past and Didn’t Clear, Should I Try Again?

Until the launch of Picosure, Q-Switch lasers had been considered the gold standard for removing tattoos. Q-Switched ND Yag Lasers use thermal energy to heat up and break apart the ink particles. PicoSure uses ultra-short pulses to hit the ink particle with pressure so strong that the ink shatters into smaller particles. Because the particles are so small they are more readily absorbed and eliminated by the body. PicoSure has been proven to be successful in treating dark, stubborn blue and green inks as well as tattoos that were not cleared successfully in the past.

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 effect includes mild swelling and redness some may experience slight blistering and pinpoint bleeding for a few days after the treatment.

There is a very slight risk of scarring however this risk is lower with PicoSure than many other machines.

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

Why Choose Absolute Cosmetic for Your Tattoo Removal?

  • We were the first clinic in WA to have a PicoSure laser
  • Dr Syed has done over 1,500 sessions of PicoSure Tattoo Removal making him one of the most experienced in Perth.
  • We are a full-time cosmetic clinic.
  • 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.

"Dr Syed has performed over 1,500 sessions of PicoSure Tattoo Removal"

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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