Birmingham plastic surgeon Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D. and members of his staff have been the first in the United States to be certified in Birmingham permanent make up by world renowned cosmetic tattooist Andrea Darby. Ms Darby, from Melbourne Australia, spent 6 full days training and certifying the Alabama Plastic surgeon practice of Dr. Beckenstein in various aspects of micropigmentation. While members of his staff were already trained and certified in cosmetic tattooing, this was a leap into elite status. Savannah Yocum, one of Dr. Beckenstein’s certified Alabama permanent make up artists states” I thought I knew a lot about permanent make up and was getting good results for my patients, but I could not believe what Andrea has taught me and am amazed at what I can now offer. The results are incredible!” She adds ” the pigmentation and colors we now use are so much better. We can now create the look of real hair in the brows, instead of the smudged look we were trained in and what others provide.
Dr. Beckenstein and his staff can now perform enhanced eye liner, eye brow micropigmentation. They also have mastered the art of 3D nipple areolar tattooing as well. They are also the only ones in the United States certified to perform complete scalp micropigmentation using a technique known as Scalp Hair Follicle Tattoo Simulation (SHFTS). This technique can create the appearance of a full head of hair that is closely shaven. It is a great option for men who are not candidate for hair replacement.
The certification process was much more involved and educational than what they have previously experienced. Dr. Beckenstein describes ” I have over 20 years experience with tattooing but never had such an in depth education on all aspects of micropigmentation. The 60 hour course we completed was amazingly comprehensive. I deliberately sent my staff members to 4 different schools to obtain training and certification to see the different aspects and techniques that are out there. We incorporated various aspects of each one. Not one of these schools provided the level of didactic and classroom learning then what Andrea brought us. After experiencing what Andrea has taught us we are starting completely over and doing solely what she has shown us. Everything else was not the best practices, we now offer a superior level of permanent cosmetics.”
Dr. Beckenstein is also excited about the new 3D nipple areolar tattooing that he and his staff now provide. For anyone interested in this new and exciting era of Alabama permanent makeup, please contact us at 205-933-9308 or 1-866-MSBMD77.