Laser Procedures Specialist

Dr. Goodnight's Everlasting Beauty

James W. Goodnight, MD

Plastic Surgeon located in Bergen County, Ridgewood, NJ

Lasers are more than just components of fictional weapons or toys for your pet cat. At Dr. Goodnight’s Everlasting Beauty in Ridgewood, New Jersey, expert plastic surgeon James Goodnight, MD, utilizes high-tech, medical-grade laser devices for cosmetic enhancements and surgeries. To find out more about lasers and how they can work in your treatment plan, call Dr. Goodnight’s Everlasting Beauty or book an appointment online today.

Laser Procedures Q & A

What are lasers?

Lasers are becoming more and more useful as tools in the medical field, although you’re probably more familiar with them in the context of sci-fi films. A vast variety of lasers is available for clinical and cosmetic procedures, all of which involve a single-wavelength beam of light. The light is so concentrated and so strong that it can penetrate or cut through your tissues.

Lasers allow for extreme precision in surgical and nonsurgical procedures. Their narrow beams can remove tissue or repair tissue by promoting collagen rebuilding within your skin. 

What laser procedures can I get?

At Dr. Goodnight’s Everlasting Beauty, Dr. Goodnight offers a wide range of laser procedures using a number of state-of-the-art laser devices. Among the available procedures are:

Tattoo removal

Using the PiQo4 laser by Lumenis®, Dr. Goodnight can break apart the tattoo ink particles within your skin. Older tattoos might not line up with your current interests anymore, or they might not look as great as you’d imagined. Laser tattoo removal helps you remove body art that would otherwise be permanent. He can use the same laser to treat melasma. 


Dr. Goodnight offers laser liposuction with SmartLipo®, a laser that specializes in melting your fat cells and tightening your skin in the process.

Skin resurfacing

Dr. Goodnight uses the SmartSkin®+ CO2 laser to tighten and rejuvenate your skin. The laser dramatically reduces wrinkles, scarring, and more to reveal a gorgeous new complexion. 

Vaginal revitalization

Dr. Goodnight offers vaginal revitalization services using the Evo® V-lift VRL CO2 laser. It helps promote collagen rebuilding, blood flow, and firmness within your vaginal canal. 

Cosmetic surgery

Dr. Goodnight uses lasers in place of scalpels for several cosmetic surgeries, including eyelid lifts. 

What do laser procedures feel like?

Generally, laser procedures are comfortable and well tolerated by most patients. In some cases, like with laser liposuction, Dr. Goodnight may provide you with local anesthesia to make sure that you’re comfortable for the entirety of your treatment. 

Laser procedures also allow for more comfort during the recovery period and shorter recovery times than traditional surgeries. The laser’s precision leaves you with minimal scarring, bruising, and swelling.

To learn more about lasers and review all of your options for laser procedures in detail, request an appointment by phone or online at Dr. Goodnight’s Everlasting Beauty today.