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Laser Tattoo Removal

You deserve to be proud of every inch of your skin, but having a tattoo you now regret can make it feel impossible. 

Fortunately, laser tattoo removal can help you reclaim the skin you're in and put the best version of yourself forward.

At Northshore Plastic Surgery in New Orleans, LA, we use ultra-modern technology that lets tattoo removal patients start anew.

CUTERA Enlighten Restores Skin A Closer Look at Our Elite Laser Technology

CUTERA enlighten machine

Drs. Benjamin Boudreaux and Jeffrey Claiborne use CUTERA enlighten laser technology for comfortable, effective tattoo removal. This innovative technology removes ink with less discomfort and in fewer sessions than other methods. Our patients report that the discomfort associated with this laser treatment is comparable to snapping a rubber band on the skin.

CUTERA enlighten produces multiple laser wavelengths that allow it to eliminate all tattoo colors on all skin types. This is in stark contrast to older tattoo removal tools that do not work for people with darker skin. Ink colors that are typically difficult to erase, such as red, yellow, and orange, fade faster with enlighten technology. In fact, enlighten is one of the few laser tattoo removal solutions that can eliminate any ink color. 

Hear What Louisiana Patients Have to Say


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I got these thigh tattoos when I was 17 years old. As I got older I had grown to hate them and would never wear shorts because of it. With my impending milestone birthday recently I felt like it was time for me to do something about it...I’m so ecstatic at the outcome and we have officially ended our last tattoo removal.

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Jacob Heffner


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Love this place. Was working at another tattoo removal place in Covington with little to no progress. After the first appointment, I could already see results.

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Our team has become well-respected throughout the greater New Orleans area because we provide high-quality results with a personal touch. Our doctors and staff pride themselves on being down-to-earth and always professional. 

New Orleans can be an exciting city. We've seen and removed all types of tattoos at our Mandeville facility. If you have a tattoo you regret, there's nothing to be ashamed of, and we don't judge. The only regret you may have when it comes to tattoo removal is not seeing us sooner, so call or message us today to book your first session. 

(985) 237-6050

Why New Orleans Trusts Our Team

Superior Surgeons

Both Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne graduated at the very top of their medical school classes. They are each board certified, meaning they have proven themselves to have a heightened level of surgical knowledge and skill. 

Widespread Recognition

In 2017 and 2018, our practice was featured as a top provider in The Northshore's Best list, published by Sophisticated Woman Magazine. We also received an Edge Reader's Choice Award in 2019. Our recognition comes in many forms, with none making us more proud than the overwhelmingly positive feedback we receive from patients. Northshore Plastic Surgery has earned nearly 300 five-star reviews on Birdeye

First-Class Facility

We operate out of our own 6,500-square-foot facility in Mandeville, which has been accredited through the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. Our facility has an on-site medical spa, allowing us to offer a host of skin rejuvenation options that our Louisiana patients can enjoy after we remove their tattoos. 

We Make Tattoo Removal Affordable

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Our team strives to provide life-changing procedures that don’t break the bank. While the average cost of laser tattoo removal is a relatively affordable $423, the price of the procedure rises for larger and more elaborate tattoos. To help our patients with removal costs, we offer 10% off a package of three removal sessions and 20% off a package of six removal sessions. 

We also accept third-party financing through CareCredit®, which allows patients to pay for procedures in monthly installments with low or no interest. 

How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

CUTERA enlighten can eliminate any type of tattoo and requires fewer sessions than traditional removal devices. The amount of laser sessions you receive, and their individual length, will be determined by your specific tattoo. 
CUTERA enlighten is designed to reduce discomfort and pain. Our team will apply a topical cream to the area that will be treated with lasers to further reduce the chance of discomfort.

A Typical Session

CUTERA enlighten is designed to reduce discomfort and pain. Our team will apply a topical cream to the area that will be treated with lasers to further reduce the chance of discomfort.

Soothing Solution

Our team will apply a topical cream to the area that will be treated with lasers. This cream numbs your skin so you do not feel any pain. There is no need for more powerful anesthesia because CUTERA enlighten is designed to reduce discomfort and pain. 

Laser Application

The laser wand is applied to your tattoo and the surrounding area. This sends laser energy into the skin, breaking down the tattoo pigment. The ink that is fragmented by the lasers is naturally absorbed and safely eliminated by your body.  

Wrap for Recovery

We will bandage the treatment area to protect your skin. You will begin to experience some discomfort, redness, and swelling, but these symptoms typically subside within a week of laser tattoo removal. 

If Your Tattoo Is New We May Need to Wait

Many of our patients report that their most regretted tattoos were tattoos they received on impulse. If you have just received a tattoo that you already want removed, we're here to help, but we won't be able to get started until the tattoo is fully healed.

The tattoo healing process typically takes six to eight weeks. This gives you some time to decide if tattoo removal is truly the route you want to take. If you are 100% sure about tattoo removal, reach out to us so we can schedule your first laser treatment as soon as possible. 

"I wish I could leave 10 stars!" More Great Reviews From New Orleans, LA


mollie bush


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The staff here is amazing! Everyone was super comforting and personable. Also, the facility is beautiful and I love my results I received from Dr. Claiborne.

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Magda Maria Chacon


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I left BEYOND impressed on how smoothly procedure went from start to finish... The entire staff here is amazing. I wish I could leave 10 stars ⭐️!!! 10/10!!!!!

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Our Doctors

Northshore Plastic Surgery

Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne are committed to providing the very highest standard of care with a friendly, down-to-earth approach. Northshore Plastic Surgery has been voted a top doctor on the Northshore, New Orleans and is affiliated with prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons®
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery®
  • The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery®

To set up your consultation, call (985) 237-6050 or use our simple online form

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"I couldn’t be happier with my decision to have my procedure with Dr. Claiborne. Because of Dr. Claiborne’s artistic vision and meticulous attention to detail my results have far exceeded any expectations. I am truly grateful to him for this life changing experience."

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