PicoSure Tattoo Removal in Scottsdale

PicoSure Tattoo Removal in Scottsdale


Tattoo Removal PicoSure
The SPA at The SHAW Center is proud to be the first Plastic Surgery practice in Arizona, outside of Tucson, to offer both the newest and revolutionary PicoSure laser tattoo removal system. We have been a laser specialty clinic for almost 20 years setting the standard with lasers for hair removal, skin resurfacing and rejuvenation and fat reduction (SmartLipo laser-lipolysis).

Erase or change tattoos and pigment with PicoSure Laser, the most advanced laser treatment available for safe and effective tattoo removal. The PicoSure aesthetic laser utilizes patented PressureWave™ technology to deliver ultra-short pulses of energy to shatter tattoo ink and skin spots. The result is greater clearance with 50% fewer treatments and significantly improved recovery time when compared to tattoo removal lasers. The multiple wavelengths of the PicoSure Laser targets difficult ink colors, such as blue and green. The PicoSure laser removes tattoo ink more effectively than any other laser, and able to further remove previously treated tattoos that were unsuccessful.

The PicoSure laser tattoo removal systems is the gold standard for laser tattoo removal. The new, groundbreaking technology and power of the picosecond laser causes the ink particles to break down into smaller fragments of ink which can then be naturally eliminated by the body. 
Tattoo Removal Before After

By customizing treatments for each patient and each individual tattoo, we are able to provide the fastest and safest results with half the number of treatments as with any prior Q-switch laser technology. Check out the image to the right comparing the two technologies after just 3 treatments:

PicoSure Tattoo Laser: How it Works

The PicoSure Laser Tattoo Removal System is the most advanced laser technology for safe and effective tattoo removal in the world.  The PicoSure laser produces short bursts of energy measured in picoseconds (trillionths of a second) which cause the tattoo ink to break apart into tiny particles which are then easily eliminated by the body.  Based on clinical studies, all other lasers (particularly those using older Q-switch technology) require more treatments over a longer period of time. 

Watch this video to learn more about the PicoSure Laser Tattoo Removal System and how this revolutionary laser technology actually works to effectively remove tattoos in a whole new way than ever before!


PicoSure Tattoo Laser: The Advantages

Pico Tattoo Removal PicoSure
  • Picosecond pulse widths – The incredibly short pulses shatter ink particles. The pulses require less energy and produce less heat than Q-switched lasers, resulting in minimal to no damage to surrounding skin, and fewer overall treatments.

  • Success with blue and green inks – If you have attempted laser tattoo removal in the past for a green/blue tattoo, you may not have seen optimal results. With the PicoSure, your tattoo removal will prove more effective as all ink colors, including greens and blues, are completely cleared.

  • Fewer tattoo removal sessions – PicoSure patients typically require 4-7 treatment sessions, rather than the 12-20 associated with Q-switched lasers. The overall process will also be shorter, taking 4-8 months (compared to 12-18 months to sometimes even more).

  • Heightened patient comfort – PicoSure treatment is more comfortable throughout, with fewer side effects and limited-to-no collateral skin damage.

PicoSure Tattoo Laser: Before & After



Dr. Lawrence Shaw offers cosmetic breast and plastic surgery for Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona, including procedures such as breast augmentation, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), liposuction, rhinoplasty, cosmetic facial and eyelid surgery. He serves Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Glendale, Tempe, Chandler and cosmetic surgery patients from across Arizona. With the exception of the photo gallery which are all patients of Lawrence W. Shaw, MD, all other photos on this website are models and not actual patients unless stated otherwise. © 2012 Lawrence Shaw, MD