Laser Tattoo Removal with PicoSure

We’ve all made mistakes in life. If you have a tattoo you now regret, laser tattoo removal with PicoSure is an excellent option to remove your ink without damaging your skin.


The PicoSure laser from Cynosure is one of the most advanced methods available for laser tattoo removal. PicoSure delivers extremely short (trillionths of a second) pulses of energy to break up tattoo pigment. The ultrashort pulses and wavelengths work together to shatter the tiny particles of ink in your tattoo while minimizing the amount of heat delivered to your skin. Less heat means less pain and less healing time. Over several treatments, your tattoo fades as the ink breaks up and disperses. Your body will then naturally and safely remove these ink particles via its immune system.

The PicoSure laser is the best permanent tattoo removal laser on the market. Our Epilium & Skin clinic in London is one of the few clinics in the UK who have the latest PicoSure technology. The PicoSure laser is able to target black, blue, red, green, and multi-coloured pigments, something which is not possible with an older laser tattoo removal machine. If you want to remove a tattoo, PicoSure laser tattoo removal is the only safe and effective way to remove it without damaging your skin.

Getting started with Laser Tattoo Removal

If you are interested in laser PicoSure tattoo removal, the first step is to come in for a free consultation and patch test in our London clinic. One of our trained aesthetic practitioners will determine your suitability for tattoo removal. They will examine your skin color, the different colors of your tattoo, and the ink density. It is helpful if you are able to share when your tattoo was done, and what technique was used to create it.

Many factors can affect how a tattoo will respond to a laser treatment, including the way the tattoo had been drawn (amateur vs professional), the age of the patient, the ink quality, and the body location. As our PicoSure laser is an Alexandrite laser (which are used to treat skin phototypes I to IV) it is not as effective on dark skin.

One of our medical practitioners will be able to tell you how much the Laser Tattoo removal process is likely to cost. PicoSure laser tattoo removal price will depend on the size of the tattoo and how many sessions are necessary to completely remove the tattoo. If you need more than two sessions, you will benefit from our tattoo removal packages.

How many sessions will it take to remove my tattoo?

How many sessions to remove a tattoo depends on many factors. Generally, tattoo removal is a process which requires multiples sessions. Patience is essential. Your tattoo will fade gradually over the course of multiple treatments. We take photos at each stage to monitor your progress. The PicoSure laser is the most effective tattoo removal laser on the market, which means fewer sessions than competing lasers. PicoSure removes tattoos in half number of sessions compared to the Q-Switch laser.

The length of the process depends on your body’s availability to eliminate ink from the skin, the ink color, the deepness of the pigment and the type of ink used by the tattoo artist. Between each sessions, we recommend a minimum of 6 to 8 weeks time to let the skin heal and the body to flush away removed ink.

Does Laser Tattoo Removal hurt?

Tattoo removal does involve some level of pain, how intense the sensation depends on the individual person. Laser tattoo removal pain is often compared to the sensation of a rubber band snapping against the skin. It is uncomfortable, but bearable. To reduce the pain, our cooling machine blows cold air on the target area during the process to minimize the sensation. You can also apply anesthetic cream to the target area two hours before the treatment.

How much does PicoSure Tattoo Removal cost?

The best way to determine how many sessions are necessary, and how much the process will cost, is to make an appointment with one of our tattoo removal specialists in our London clinic. Select the link at the top right of this page to make an appointment today.

What are the benefits of Laser Tattoo Removal with PicoSure?

  • FDA Approved technology
  • Less overall treatments needed
  • Little to no risk of scarring
  • Shorter treatment times

Is it possible to get tattooed again?

Nothing prevents you from being tattooed again. If you are considering a new tattoo in the same area it is necessary to wait at least 6 months for your skin to properly heal.

To find out how to get a tattoo removed, select the link at the top right of this page to schedule a free consultation with one of our tattoo removal specialists.