Medical lasers designed for removing pigment from skin work by producing one or more specific wavelengths of light. Tattoo ink is removed by using this specific wavelength of light which passes into the skin, but is absorbed by the ink. The rapid absorption of light energy causes the tattoo ink to break into tiny particles which can then be removed by the body's natural filtering systems. Whether your tattoo is professional, amateur (homemade), traumatic, or surgical, laser technology has advanced enough to treat all kinds of tattoos. Older techniques for tattoo removal such as dermabrasion, saltabrasion and Argon or CO2 lasers are less effective and often leave behind scars in place of the tattoo. A typical scenario for the removal of a professional tattoo is a cycle of 6-8 treatments, while an amateur tattoo may require 4-5 treatments, all spaced approximately 6-8 weeks apart. The number of treatments depends on the amount and type of ink used, and the depth of the ink in the skin.Request a Consultation
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Cynosure Smart Lipo CENTER OF EXCELLENCE The Michigan Center for Cosmetic Surgery Established in 1981. The Michigan Center for Cosmetic Surgery offers comprehensive cosmetic surgical and non-surgical treatment options for men and women. The MCCS stays on the cutting edge of the cosmetic surgery industry and was the first establishment in the Michigan area to offer SmartLipo MPX, the most powerful FDA approved laser to remove fat and tighten skin. His team of knowledgeable staff is experienced, trained and dedicated to their patients' well being and comfort. We are known for our personable, friendly staff and the quality of care given to all our patients. Accreditation surveys have consistently rated us as exceptional. About Dr. Jessica West Dr. Jessica West is the new Medical Director at the award-winning Michigan Center for Cosmetic Surgery. She completed her extensive training in full body cosmetic surgery in southern California, where she was trained under some of the highest cosmetic standards in the country and learned the most up to date techniques in aesthetic surgery. She is excited to bring her specialized training in full body, breast, and facial cosmetic surgery back to her native state of Michigan. Dr. Jessica West is a Board-Certified Otolaryngologist and Facial Plastic Surgeon, and completed her residency training in Otolaryngology & Facial Plastic Surgery at McLaren Oakland Hospital in Michigan. During that time, she trained at several hospitals in the greater Detroit area, where she was exposed to full body cosmetic surgery and developed her passion for the field. She then decided to pursue a highly sought after fellowship in full body cosmetic surgery with Dr. Jacob Haiavy, past president of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, in the Greater Los Angeles area. EDUCATION Undergraduate Michigan State University- Honors College Medical School Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine POSTGRADUATE EDUCATION Otolaryngology & Facial Plastic Surgery Residency ( Chief Resident) McLaren Oakland Hospital/ Michigan State University Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship Inland Cosmetic Surgery Surgical Arts of Inland Empire San Antonio Regional Hospital FACULTY AND COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Department of Surgical Specialties Clinical Faculty Member American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Fellowship Committee Committee Member PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS American Osteopathic College of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery American Medical Society American Osteopathic Association Michigan Osteopathic Association Michigan State Medical Society California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery About Robert Burke, MD, FACS Medical Certifications: American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery American Board of Cosmetic Surgery: General Cosmetic Surgery; Facial Cosmetic Surgery; Dermatologic Cosmetic Surgery; Maxillofacial Cosmetic Surgery Professional Memberships: American College of Surgeons, Fellow American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Fellow American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Fellow American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Associate Fellow American Medical Association Dr. Robert Burke has acquired a world wide reputation as a surgeon, educator and journal editor and has been recently promoted to the rank of full professor at the University of Michigan. Founder of MCCS, Dr. Burke is helping shape the future of cosmetic enhancement in Michigan. A graduate of University of Michigan, Dr. Burke then completed his residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center and St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. An expert in breast augmentation, he performed a seven year study of the tear drop saline textured breast implant, which was later presented to the American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery. Dr. Burke is on the national P.A.L.E.T.T.E. faculty which trains physicians on the use of cosmetic facial fillers including Botox, Dysport, Restylane, and Juviderm. He is an expert in the Liquid Facelift, a nonsurgical alternative to a traditional facelift. Renowned amongst his peers as an expert in the field of cosmetic enhancement, Dr. Burke is also held in high esteem by his patients - who frequently refer family and friends to his practice.