Picoway Tattoo Removal

The Premier Alternative to Traditional Laser Tattoo Removal

Leading Tattoo Removal Treatment in Kelowna

PicoWay treats multi-coloured tattoos on different skin types. PicoWay utilizes unique picosecond laser technology to deliver fast, comfortable treatments – more than any other traditional laser tattoo removal solution available*. Unlike traditional lasers, PicoWay delivers energy to the targeted ink in ultra-short pulses that are so fast, they’re measured in picoseconds — that’s one trillionth of a second!


The PicoWay laser light is targeted at colours matching the specific laser wavelength in ultra-short picosecond pulses. These pulses shatter the tattoo into very tiny particles, which are then easily eliminated by the body’s natural processes. The PicoWay laser emits less heat energy than traditional lasers providing a safer, more comfortable treatment for ALL skin types, with fewer side effects.

Limitations of traditional laser tattoo removal**:


  • Limited treatment of tattoo colours and types
  • Inability to effectively break up ink particles
  • Discomfort during treatments
  • Certain risks, particularly with darker skin tones


*Unpublished data on file.
** Data from Literature survey.
***IRB Approved Clinical Study.

PicoWay — The Premier Alternative to Traditional Laser Tattoo Removal*


Ink is injected into the dermis, below the skin, where it’s harder to remove.

Ink Particle Size

The bigger the ink particle size, the harder it is to remove a tattoo. Traditional laser tattoo removal can be used to break up ink particles making them easier for the body to carry away, but sometimes the remaining ink particles are still too large, even after multiple laser treatments.


While blue and black ink are easy to treat, other colours such as red and yellow ink can be difficult to remove.

Skin Tone

With most lasers, darker skin tones are harder to treat because too much energy can be absorbed into the skin rather than the targeted ink particles. Not only does this weaken the results, it also increases the risk of injury.

How PicoWay Works

PicoWay treatments selectively treat the tattoo while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. Less heat is generated than traditional lasers, leading to a safer treatment with fewer side effects. After treatments, patients may experience temporary discolouration or reddening of the skin around the treatment site. Some patients may also experience a temporary lightening of the skin following treatment. The skin will typically resolve to a normal skin tone.

What to expect


  1. Before the procedure, a numbing agent is applied to the target area. (Note the tattoo ink prior to the PicoWay treatment)
  2. During the treatment the PicoWay® handpiece delivers energy with an extremely precise, high-power laser in extremely short pulses to target ink particles with great impact.
  3. These pulses shatter the tattoo ink into minuscule particles. Following the PicoWay treatment, most of the ink particles are removed by the body.

*individual results may vary