Cart 0




The Science bit...


About PicoSure® Laser Tattoo Removal

The PicoSure® Laser is developed by Cynosure, a world leader in laser and light-based treatments for aesthetic applications.

It is the world’s first picosecond laser for the removal of tattoos and areas of pigment such as age spots.

PicoSure® is the number one picosecond aesthetic laser in the world, and as it is faster and more comfortable than any other method, it has become the leading technology worldwide.

Traditional Q-Switched laser treatments use intensive laser energy to heat up and break the tattoo ink particles into smaller pieces. 

However PicoSure® is different.

With PicoSure®, you get a much gentler and more effective treatment. The PicoSure® laser tattoo removal doesn’t use any heat; it uses ultra-short laser pulses which target the ink particles at very high pressure, breaking them down. The particles are then absorbed much more quickly and easily, and are eliminated naturally by the body. This makes PicoSure® a faster and more comfortable procedure.



Before & After - PicoSure® Laser Tattoo Removal

Talk to us about having your unwanted tattoos expertly removed with the world's best Laser Tattoo Removal Technology. 


What can I expect from my treatment?

Laser tattoo removal has been described as feeling similar to the actual tattooing process. PicoSure relies on pressure changes instead of just heat to break apart ink particles but some patients may feel some discomfort. At FADE, your clinician will discuss options such as cooling treatments to make your experience more comfortable.

Number of treatments needed is dependent on variables such as

  • ink characteristics
  • size of tattoo
  • location on body
  • lifestyle habits

Treatments typically occur every 6-8 weeks and your FADE clinician will develop a treatment plan to meet your individual needs.

Patients and treatment providers have reported better clearance (disappearance) of tattoos with improved recovery time. You can expect excellent results with FADE.


Dark, stubborn or pre-treated tattoos

PicoSure® is able to achieve significant clearance of darker ink tattoos after one session, with 75%+ removal possible with such tattoos following initial treatment. A tattoo made up of entirely black ink can be removed with just 4-8 treatments.

Most tattoos can therefore be removed within 6 to 10 months, which is considerably quicker than seen with older Q-switched technologies.

Your clinician at FADE can adjust the settings on the device to use the PicoSure Boost™ to change the pressure and output energy to increase the effect of the delivery for particularly stubborn tattoo types.

If you have had past tattoo removal treatment with a Q-Switched laser and some stubborn pigment still remains, then FADE's PicoSure® technology is ideal to complete the job.



Typical pricing - PicoSure Laser Tattoo Removal


Consultation - FREE

Patch Test (offset against 1st treatment) - €30.00

Laser Tattoo Removal up to cm - €80.00 per treatment

Laser Tattoo Removal up to 3cm - €120.00 per treatment 

Laser Tattoo removal up to 5cm - €180.00 per treatment 

Laser Tattoo removal up to 12cm - €260.00 per treatment 

Laser Tattoo removal up to 17cm - €370.00 per treatment 

Laser Tattoo removal up to 25cm - €500.00 per treatment 




PressureWave™ technology in action

The PicoSure® laser 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 body's lymphatic system and eliminated naturally.


Your clinicians

Here's who will greet you when you come in to us on Grafton Street.



Aidan O'Connell is an expert in Laser Tattoo Removal & Laser Skin Rejuvenation, with qualifications in NVQ Level 3 Anatomy & Physiology, NVQ Level 4 Laser & Light Treatments and full training with PicoSure® - the world's leading Laser Tattoo Removal technology. Aidan's experience in this area has made FADE the destination of choice for many of Ireland's leading tattoo artists. A strong focus on patient safety, wellbeing and aftercare, delivered with a bit of banter, has earned Aidan excellent ongoing feedback from clients. 

"I met Aidan this evening at the FADE studio after booking a consultation the previous week. I found the whole experience both professional and relaxing from the outset. I was impressed with the knowledge, information and advice given throughout the consultation, and would highly recommend anyone looking to have tattoos removed to speak to the guys at FADE before they do anything."

- FADE Client Geoff Johns, 2018



CLINICIAN - LASER TATTOO REMOVAL & laser skin rejuenation

Shauna O'Neill is FADE's an expert in Laser Skin Rejuvenation & Laser Tattoo Removal. Shauna's background in Beauty Therapy, combined with qualifications in NVQ Level 3 Anatomy & Physiology, NVQ Level 4 Laser & Light Treatments and full training with PicoSure® for both Laser Tattoo Removal and Laser Skin Rejuvenation give her the expertise to advise on a wide range of Laser Skin Therapies. Shauna works as a partner with clients, offering expert guidance in mapping out and meeting their cosmetic goals. 

"Excellent advice before the treatment and brilliant aftercare advice for the weeks after the treatment. Very quick yet very thorough during the treatment. Would recommend to anybody!"

- FADE CLIENT Darach Dinneen, 2018