With over 38 years experience in treating tattoos, we have developed protocols for removal of all treatable tattoo ink colors.  Technology constantly changes and tattoo ink removal has gotten easier and more predictable.  We have  apply the lessons learned from tattoo research to our daily practice.

A multiple board certified surgeon, Dr.Burke has a world wide professional reputation as a surgeon, educator and journal editor. He is on the clinical faculty of Michigan State University (Clinical Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Clinical Professor of Facial Plastic Surgery).


His patients love his skills and the personal touch provided by him and his staff. Many of his patients have referred their family and friends. Patients and their families from around the world have traveled to Ann Arbor for his expertise.

Dr.Burke’s biography appears in: Who’s Who in the World; Who’s Who in America ; Who’s Who in the Midwest; Who’s Who in Science and Engineering; Who’s Who in American Education; Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare.

Dr. Burke is the principal investigator in research projects with major laser companies including: Cynosure; Erchonia; Quanta; and Astanza. Landmark studies completed include use of the Quanta laser for tattoo removal using a 3 week treatments interval. This study was of importance since varying intervals between each laser treatment (including 4, 6, and 8 weeks between treatments) have been used and recommended even though there is no actual science indicating which is safest. Often those who ” regret their tattoo” want it erased or faded, preferring that it be done as fast as possible. This study demonstrated significant time savings using this interval. Tattoo removal was shortened by up to 63% with no adverse effects.

His research findings “Permanent tattoo removal using a Ruby laser with a unique oval beam for removal of resistant green and blue colors” (Astanza laser) were presented at the AACS annual scientific meeting in Ft.Lauderdale, Florida.