PicoSure: The Laser That Wipes Away Tattoos?

Dermatology, Cosmetic & Laser Surgery
for NYC, Manhattan & Worldwide



Would you like o remove a tattoo that you are no longer proud of, PicoSure to the rescue. See the most commonly asked questions and answers about this treatment below.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does PicoSure laser tattoo removal work?

Laser tattoo removal is a cosmetic laser treatment that using principle known as selective photothermolysis. PicoSure is unique in that it uses photomechanical Pressure Wave technology. This technology is capable of tarigeing even the smallest ink particles embedded in skin. The laser creates an intense beam that breaks up the tattoo ink into tiny fragments that are naturally eliminated from your body.

Will PicoSure work on my skin type?

Most people are excellent candidates for laser tattoo removal with PicoSure but the laser is designed to effectively treat every color of tattoo ink on every skin type.

Is a PicoSure session painful?

Most patients experience a feeling that resembles a rubber band snapping against the skin. Others sense a warm feeling in the treatment area. Althought most patients find the treatment tolerable, we can also numb the area for additional comfort to make your laser tattoo removal session more comfortable.

How many sessions of PicoSure are needed?

The number of treatments needed to completely remove your tattoo depend on a host of factors, including: size of the tattoo, ink color, skin tone and how deep the tattoo is embedded into the skin. To prevent scarring, it's best to approach tattoo removal gradually.

Is each session of PicoSure a long ordeal?

PicoSure is 100x times faster than any other laser on the market. This means in under 10 minutes, you will require fewer sessions overall in order to achieve your desired results. Even dark red, orange and green inks – which are usually the most difficult to remove – can be effectively cleared with fewer treatments.