SMP Removal

Scalp Micropigmentation Laser Tattoo Removal


At our Vancouver location we use the PicoWay laser to safely and effectively lighten, adjust or completely remove unwanted or botched Scalp Micropigmentation aka SMP.

The Picoway targets pigment in the skin with minimal risk of scarring or damaging existing hair follicles.

SMP removal typically requires 2-3 sessions for complete removal but results vary from person to person based on a number of variables.

We use the Zimmer Chiller during PicoWay laser removal procedures to minimize pain and thermal injury for patient satisfaction.

Treatments are no more than 30 minutes long for an entire scalp micropigmentation removal session.

SMP laser removal treatments should be spaced out 8 weeks apart for best results.

Immediately after your laser removal procedure, and for the next day or two, you should expect to experience erythema (redness of the skin).


We suggest applying a cold compress to the removal area for two days following your treatment to prevent thermal injury and to alleviate and erythema and/or blistering.


If you're considering SMP removal or lightening then contact us to schedule a free consultation to discuss the removal options.

SMP Removal FAQ

If I get SMP removal should I be concerned about scarring or loss of existing hair?

No. One of the beauties of PicoWay’s technology is that while it is more powerful than traditional laser removal, it operates at such high speeds that it targets the ink molecules without thermal damage to the skin, which can lead to scaring and hair loss with less-advanced services.

Is this faster than other laser tattoo removal processes?

Yes. PicoWay can get the job done in about half the sessions as traditional lasers and with significantly less damage to the skin.

What is PicoWay?

PicoWay is a laser system that operates in picoseconds (one trillionth of a second to be exact) capable of operating on three different wavelengths, giving more powerful bursts of energy at shorter intervals than traditional lasers.

How many sessions will be required to completely remove my SMP?

The amount of sessions required depends on a number of factors and varies from person to person. We're typically able to remove unwanted Scalp Micropigmentation within 2-3 sessions.

How much does SMP Removal cost?

SMP Removal rates vary on a case per case basis. Pricing can range from $150 - $500 per session.