At Vanishing Ink MD, the ‘MD’ stands for our unique, medical approach to laser tattoo removal. Unlike traditional tattoo removal clinics, Vanishing Ink MD can proudly say that a physician, Benton Baker, III, M.D., M.Sc., FACS, FACOG, personally performs every tattoo removal procedure.
Dr. Baker a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Diplomate American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, has more than 25 years of experience using laser technologies for a variety of medical procedures both internal and external. He is a Certified Laser Specialist and a trained Laser Safety Officer. He is a Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist but that is just a portion of his remarkable career.
Dr. Baker completed his residency at Gorgas US Army Hospital in the Panama Canal Zone. In addition to his degree as a Doctor of Medicine he also holds a Master of Science degree in Medical Management from the University of Texas at Dallas. He has served as a Professor at the University of Texas Medical School-Houston, the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston, the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and the University of Massachusetts School Of Medicine. He has been the Residency Director of two Ob/Gyn residencies, one Family Practice residency as well as the Director of Graduate Medical Education overseeing all graduate medical programs at St Joseph Hospital in Houston.
Having served with great distinction in the United States Army in a variety of roles including as a Group Surgeon in the U.S. Army 12th Special Forces Group (12th SFG- Abn), the 1st Special Operations Group (1stSOG-Abn), and the U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC-Abn) Dr. Baker was nominated for and elected to membership in the prestigious Order of Military Medical Merit. He is also a Life Member of The Association of Military Surgeons of the United States.
Dr. Baker has a personalized yet academically based clinical approach to treating patients which has contributed to his success and outstanding reputation in the fields of academic medicine, military medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, general medical care, and weight management. He is a coauthor of an internationally bestselling medical textbook currently in its fourth edition, author of dozens of peer-reviewed medical papers, international speaker and is presently, in collaboration with his wife, completing a diet book based upon their extensive experience assisting individuals to improve their health through weight loss, subsequent weight maintenance, proper diet and appropriate physical activity.
As a physician with decades of experience helping patients with a variety of health issues, Dr. Baker has been requested by many of his patients to provide an effective, medical solution for unwanted tattoos. With the establishment of Vanishing Ink MD, Dr. Baker has developed a comprehensive, technologically-advanced method for treating tattoos that achieves excellent removal results.