Laser Tattoo Removal 

Dr. Benjamin Boudreaux and Dr. Jeffrey Claiborne at Northshore Plastic Surgery in New Orleans, LA, uses CUTERA enlighten™ laser technology for comfortable, effective tattoo removal. This innovative technology removes tattoos with less discomfort and in fewer sessions than other methods. It can also remove all ink colors from any skin type. If you are having regrets about a tattoo, or if you feel your skin art no longer reflects your personality, we can help you turn back the clock and feel more confident in your skin.

CUTERA enlighten
CUTERA enlighten is a true innovation in laser tattoo removal technology that has helped many patients eliminate unwanted skin art.

What Makes CUTERA enlighten Different?

CUTERA enlighten is considered one of the very best available means of getting rid of unwanted skin art. This is because the device is capable of producing multiple laser wavelengths that allow it to address all tattoo colors on all skin types. Colors that are typically difficult to erase, such as red, yellow, and orange, fade faster with this technology. In fact, enlighten is one of the few laser tattoo removal solutions that can eliminate any ink color. 

In the past, those with dark skin were not candidates for laser tattoo removal. However, the versatility of CUTERA enlighten makes it possible to help all patients eliminate unwanted tattoos.

Meanwhile, enlighten laser treatment sessions with Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne are faster and more comfortable than those using older technologies. Our laser tattoo patients report that the discomfort associated with this treatment is comparable to snapping a rubber band on the skin. Our staff provides a pharmaceutical-grade topical anesthetic to reduce discomfort.

The Laser Tattoo Removal Process

After the topical cream is applied and you are given protective eyewear, the laser wand will be applied to the treatment area. The lasers break the tattoo pigment into tiny particles, which are then naturally absorbed and eliminated by the body. The duration of your session and the number of sessions you require will depend on your skin type and the size and complexity of your tattoo, as well as the colors being removed.

Our patients report that the discomfort is comparable to snapping a rubber band on the skin. Our staff provides a topical anesthetic to reduce discomfort.

After treatment, patients will be given a topical antibiotic cream to prevent infection. Some patients may also need a bandage. Patients are advised to apply an ice pack to the treatment area just after their session to reduce swelling and skin irritation.


The cost of a tattoo removal session ranges from $200 to $1000. Northshore Plastic Surgery offers 10 percent off a package of three sessions and 20 percent off of a package of six sessions as a courtesy to returning patients. We are always offering specials on our services, so be sure to check back periodically to find out how you can save on the treatments you want.

Schedule Your Tattoo Removal Session Today

If an old tattoo is making you feel self-conscious, contact our office to schedule a tattoo removal consultation. You can also call and speak with our staff at (985) 237-6050. Our state-of-the-art technology can help you eliminate unwanted tattoos with minimal discomfort, convenient treatment sessions, and results that can help you feel more confident.

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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