Pico Laser

Pico Laser is the treatment of choice for dermal pigmentation and tattoos.

The Pico-second technology is faster, more powerful, safer, more effective, and has less risk of unwanted scarring and other side effects than older Q-switched laser systems. Pico Lasers are also less painful and less damaging to surrounding tissue due to its predominantly photo-acoustic (shockwave) effect and very minimal photo-thermal (heat) effect.

For Dermal Pigmentation
The Pico Laser targets and selectively disintegrates dark pigment concentrations in the dermis. The pigment is broken up into smaller particles that are more easily eliminated by the body’s natural processes.

It is non-ablative and will not cause superficial skin damage, with minimal redness and virtually no blistering or bleeding. Very little heat is emitted, reducing the risk of hyper-pigmentation which can sometimes develop after laser procedures.

For Tattoos
The laser of choice to removing colours of all types on both light and dark skin. Pico Laser is capable of remove deeper ink than any other laser before it. A higher energy setting is required for tattoos compared to dermal pigmentation.

For Treatment Of


60 min

What To Expect

A topical anaesthetic cream is applied to the face, and the patient is given an oral antihistamine to be taken for 3 days to reduce itch and bumps post-laser.

You will experience a warm, prickly sensation during the treatment. As the Picolaser emits less heat than traditional lasers, it is a more comfortable experience with fast results and virtually no downtime.

The procedure is concluded with our Healite therapy, whereby Yellow LED light is administered for 10 minutes to speed up healing and recovery.

Monthly treatments are recommended (3-6 sessions), depending on the extent and depth of the tattoo / pigmentation.


Redness (Erythema) in the treated and surrounding areas are expected, but is typically resolved in 3 to 5 days. Further to this, 1 in 20 patients may experience itch and bumps post-treatment.

Adopting a pigment-regulating daily skincare routine that includes broad-spectrum sunscreen is highly recommended to prevent subsequent spots.

Prior to treatment, all potential risks and side effects will be discussed with you by our doctor and patient care counsellors.