Unprecedented innovation in laser technology

PicoSure® is the world’s first, fastest and most effective picosecond aesthetic laser. This unparalleled breakthrough in laser technology delivers ultra-short pulse bursts of energy to the skin in trillionths of a second. Picosecond pulse width is 100 times shorter than nanosecond technology, enabling unmatched photomechanical impact for better clearance with fewer treatments and less fluence.

Boost adjustable pressure
Boost amplifies PicoSure’s PressureWave™ to levels never before possible. Magnifying pressure 70% and shortening pulse widths to 550ps allows for unprecedented treatment options.  Boost is ideal for recalcitrant tattoos and enhanced shattering of pigment for optimised results.

Skin Revitalisation with Focus Lens Array
Picosecond technology combined with the powerful Focus Lens Array has shown excellent skin revitalisation outcomes.


The world’s FIRST and ONLY picosecond laser for:

  • Tattoo removal
  • Skin revitalisation
  • Removal of pigmented lesions

PicoSure’s ultra-short pulse duration goes beyond photothermal action creating an intense photomechanical impact, patented PressureWave™, resulting in greater disruption of the target for better clearance with fewer treatments, less fluence and without injury to the surrounding skin. Even dark, stubborn blue and green inks, as well as previously-treated, recalcitrant tattoos can be removed.

Picosecond vs. nanosecond technology

Traditional nanosecond lasers predominately rely on photothermal action, delivering heat to the pigment and surrounding tissue. PicoSure takes advantage of PressureWave Technology to shatter the target ink into tiny particles that are easily eliminated by the body.

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Ultra-short pulse duration is the difference

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Events & Media

How does the PicoSure Laser differ from other tattoo removal lasers?

Over the past 20 years there has been no innovative or new technology for tattoo removal. Multi-coloured tattoos were often treated with different lasers as there was no one laser available to treat all colours. Then Cynosure launched the world’s first picosecond laser in 2012 – the revolutionary PicoSure laser. This state-of-the-art technology has revolutionised the effectiveness of tattoo removal. The pulse width of the picosecond technology is 100 X faster than nanosecond technology and not only is it effective on all tattoo colours, but compared with other tattoo removal lasers, tattoo treatments now take half of the overall time, saving patients both time and dollars.

How many tattoo removal treatments will I require and how often?

Each patient is different and therefore a number of variables will come into play such as the size of the tattoo, the colours, where on the body the tattoo was placed and the types of inks that were used. But, on average, half the amount of treatments is usually required when compared to nanosecond technology, with a 6-8 week period between each treatment. This gives the body time to clear away the ink particles before the next treatment.

How long does each treatment take?

Tattoo size will usually dictate the time so it may take only a few minutes or slightly longer.

Do the treatments with the PicoSure laser hurt?

As with most tattoo removal treatments, there will be a level of discomfort but most patients tolerate the discomfort well. And it’s important to remember that with the revolutionary PicoSure laser the number of treatments required is halved when compared to the older dated technology. And most patients report that the discomfort experienced is well worth the removal of their unwanted tattoo!

What can I expect after a tattoo removal treatment?

Post treatment there is usually a whitening of the tattoo and blisters and scabs may form. An ice-pack can be placed on the treated area and a mild analgesic may be taken. The skin around the treated area will not be affected.

Will the tattoo disappear completely after treatment?

There is no guarantee that the tattoo will disappear completely, however, reports from patients who have undergone tattoo removal with the PicoSure laser have been outstanding and have surpassed all other tattoo removal technology results.

Clinical Data

PicoSure is the first and only aesthetic picosecond laser for the effective removal of tattoos and benign pigmented lesions. Clinical data shows better clearance in fewer treatments.

Successful and Rapid Treatment of Blue and Green Tattoo Pigment With a Novel Picosecond Laser.
Jeremy A. Brauer, MD; Kavitha K. Reddy, MD; Robert Anolik, MD; Elliot T. Weiss, MD; Julie K. Karen, MD; Elizabeth K. Hale, MD; Lori A. Brightman, MD; Leonard Bernstein, MD; Roy G. Geronemus, MD, Arch Dermatol. Published online May 21, 2012.

Treatment of Tattoos With a Picosecond Alexandrite Laser: A Prospective Trial.
Nazanin Saedi, MD; Andrei Metelitsa, MD, FRCPC; Kathleen Petrell, BS; Kenneth A. Arndt, MD; Jeffrey S. Dover, MD, FRCPC, Arch Dermatol. Published online September 17, 2012.

Client Testimonials

What our Clients Say about PicoSure

Dr Davin Lim
Lasers and Lifts

The PicoSure 755nm wavelength with its fractional delivery system provides me with unprecedented ability to(...)

Dr Eoin McDonnell
Core Medical

PicoSure is a fantastic laser that is safe to use on all skin types and provides great skin revitalisation results(...)

Dr Peter K Horvath
The Cosmedic Room

Using the FOCUS Lens Array on PicoSure provides me with the advantage of being able to confidently and safely(...)

Dr Philip Bekhor
Laser Dermatology

The FOCUS Lens Array offers a safe method of rejuvenation for all skin colours - fine lines and pigmentation(...)

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