PicoSure Tattoo Removal and Fading

The No.1 Tattoo removal laser in the world


We offer PicoSure laser tattoo removal, modification and fading services.

Skintique Clinic is the only medical and aesthetic clinic in the East Midlands to offer Laser Tattoo Removal by PicoSure. It offers the fastest, safest and most effective laser tattoo removal in the world. Its unprecedented innovation enables it to shatter even the hardest to treat tattoos.

All skin types. All tattoo types. No matter how stubborn.

0% Interest Monthly Payment Plans are available to spread the cost of your treatment.

Lasers do not remove tattoos, your body does. Naturally. Let PicoSure help.

During treatments with PicoSure, PressureWave technology is used to deliver ultra-short pulses of specialized energy to targeted ink particles.

PressureWave™ technology in action.

These pulses are so rapid they cause a change in pressure that breaks ink apart into tiny dust-like particles. These tiny particles are then absorbed by the lymphatic system, a critical part of your body’s immune system, and eliminated naturally

Electron Microscopy courtesy of H.B. Jalian, MD

PressureWave is the secret behind tattoo treatments with the PicoSure laser. By delivering the ideal energy to the skin, PicoSure efficiently shatters tattoo ink and allows your body to remove it naturally.

What is PicoSure?

PicoSure – The first and leading choice for comfortable and effective tattoo removal and skin revitalization treatments for wrinkles, acne scars and pigments like freckles, sunspots and discolouration.

PicoSure is the first of a new generation of aesthetic lasers that don’t rely solely on heat to burn or melt away unwanted tattoo ink or melanin, the pigment that causes dark spots in your skin.

Instead, PicoSure engineers used cutting edge physics and medical science to help practitioners treat patients in a new way. Instead of building up heat, PicoSure delivers energy so rapidly (in trillionths of a second) that tiny particles that make up pigment and tattoo ink vibrate and shatter, without burning surrounding tissue. Less heat means less tissue damage and discomfort.

Even more impressively, PicoSure’s revolutionary technology is designed to harness the body’s natural healing processes to restore youthful skin in ways never before possible. Using proprietary Focus lens technology, PicoSure effectively converts the laser energy into gentle pressure waves that activate Cell Signaling, the body’s natural communication processes and one of the most exciting medical discoveries in recent history.

The Worlds BEST Laser

PicoSure Tattoo Removal FAQ’s

PicoSure represents the cutting edge of a type of laser technology known as short-pulse lasers. These lasers are designed to “flash” incredibly quickly, in PicoSure’s case in trillionths of a second. This rapid flashing minimizes the amount of heat and creates a photomechanical effect that’s highly effective in removing tattoo ink and unwanted pigment.

As the leading picosecond laser, PicoSure is able to treat all colors of tattoo ink on patients of all skin-types, so it’s very likely that PicoSure could work for you! Plus, PicoSure has been shown to remove tattoos in fewer treatments so speak to your local provider to about a treatment plan that’s right for you.

PicoSure’s ultra-fast pulses and specialized wavelengths work together to minimize the amount of heat that is transferred. Less heat means less damage to surrounding skin and less risk of injury.

Because tattoo removal treatments use more energy, patients may experience more discomfort, but your treatment provider should be able to offer numbing cream or other aids to minimize discomfort.

Procedure time depends on the size of the area to be treated, and 10 minutes is common for average sized tattoo and skin revitalization treatments.

The sun exposes the skin to harmful radiation. To protect itself, the body produces extra melanin, causing the skin to tan. Since PicoSure targets melanin to remove excess pigment, a heavy tan may interfere with treatment. After laser treatments for removal of tattoos and unwanted pigment, the skin is more vulnerable to sunlight so minimizing sun exposure and use of sunscreen of SPF30+ is recommended.

The number of PicoSure treatments for unwanted pigmentation will vary depending on the condition being treated and how each individual responds.
For tattoo removal, the size, location and density of ink play important roles in how quickly clearance can be achieved, but 4-12 treatments* is common for modern tattoos. Your treatment provider will be able to evaluate and provide you with a personalized plan.

Tattoo removal and acne scar results are permanent. Skin revitalization treatment results are long lasting, but some pigment conditions can be recurrent. Some patients find that a PicoSure Focus treatment every six months can help prevent accumulation of pigment and slow the appearance of wrinkles.

PicoSure is designed with safety in mind and incidents of scarring are very rare. Tattoo removal treatments require more energy than skin revitalization and some patients may experience hypopigmentation (a lightening in skin color of the treated area) but this is usually temporary and normal skin is typically restored once healing is complete.

Recovery times are dependent on the condition being treated and each patient’s ability to heal. Typical treatment intervals are 2-6 weeks for pigmented lesions and 6-8 weeks for tattoo removal. Treatments for acne scars and wrinkles using the Focus lens array can be performed every 3-4 weeks. Your treatment provider will create a personalized treatment plan for you.

20 minutes before treatment, anaesthetic is applied to the treatment area to minimise any sensation. During treatment, a gentle but powerful dose of HiFu energy is directed towards the skin. The ultrasound is delivered in a series of pulses over the treatment area. After targeting the deeper structures of the area (SMAS), the process is then repeated to target the superficial structures.

Doublo Gold® 3rd Generation HiFu is effective at treating a wide range of skin concerns. 

For example:

If you are conscious of age-related changes
Sagging skin
Double chins
Adding definition to the cheekbones and jawline
Smoothing fine lines and wrinkles
Lifting the skin around the eyebrows, eyelids, and mouth.

During your consultation, you will receive a thorough explanation of what you should expect post-treatment. Most patients experience no downtime, and can return to their normal activities immediately after treatment. Some patients experience a flushed appearance in the hours after treatment, though this usually subsides quickly. Any tenderness or bruising is usually mild and short-lived.

It is important to avoid extreme temperatures or sun exposure, and a high SPF is recommended to protect your skin. Staying hydrated is also necessary, and caffeine and alcohol should be avoided for at least 48 hours afterwards.

Full aftercare will be discussed and provided before starting your treatment.

PicoSure Tattoo Removal Patient Journey

Book a no-obligation consultation with an experienced practitioner. You can call us directly or request a call-back.

After taking a full medical history, your laser practitioner will discuss the treatment and your expectations with you. You will also be provided with detailed information on the procedure and the likely outcomes and an explanation of potential side effects and important aftercare advice.Explanation of costs including any discounts or payment plans available.

Should you wish to go ahead with the treatment after a cooling-off period, another appointment will be made to begin your treatment.

Using the PicoSure laser a Patch Test is performed on a small part of the area to be treated.

A detailed step by step explanation is provided during the Patch Test to help familiarise you with the treatment and maintain your comfort.

The Patch Test will demonstrate the results that can be expected after a full treatment along with any expected downtime.

On arrival for your treatment you will be asked to check over your medical history form to confirm that nothing has changed. You will be then asked to complete a treatment consent form.

The total treatment time will depend on the size of area to be treated.

The area to be treated must have been kept out of sun for 6-8 weeks and all products and perfumes except SPF must be removed from area before a treatment.

During the treatment our Aestheticians will guide you through each stage of the  treatment and provide complete after care advice.

You will be invited back into the clinic for review of your procedure two weeks after your initial appointment, as this is how long is required for the full effect. This is to ensure you are 100% happy with your results. If required adjustments can be made during this appointment.

Before leaving the clinic, our team will arrange your next appointment in 6-8 weeks time. 

PicoSure Tattoo Removal Price guide

The total treatment cost will depend on the size of the area being treated, how deep, dark and dense the tattoo is. Prices range from £80.

The full price breakdown will be explained to you during your consultation along with information on how you can pay by installments interest free. 

Before and after of this treatment

Your Treatment at a Glance

Treatment Time

60-120 Mins




Upto 3 days

Back to Work

same day


6 weeks

Duration of Results

18 months +


from £350 – £1500

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