Michael S. Beckenstein, MD Blog

SHFST is coming to Alabama, is coming to America

Birmingham Neograft is excited to announce we have started the intensive training in SHFST Scalp Hair Follicle Simulation Tattoo, A trademarked technique, by world renowned tattoo artist Andrea Darby, that creates the appearance of a buzzed haircut. It is achieved through meticulous tattooing simulating hair follicles on the scalp. It can create a full "head …

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Micro Needling with The Dermapen a Nice Addition to my Practice

I am always seeking ways to improve and expand my Birmingham Cosmetic surgery practice; Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D.. By constantly researching new, effective , and safe techniques and technology, I can offer my patients better services and better results. I have recently been researching micro needling which is based on ancient principles. Small needle punctures are …

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Length of Surgery Effects Complications

It is a well known fact that the longer an operation takes the higher risk of complications. With plastic surgery, patients often want to have numerous procedures performed in the same surgery. This can make for operative times of 6-7 hours. Such extended procedures carry increased risks of complications. Montgomery plastic surgeon, Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D. is an advocate …

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Just Because It is an Easy Procedure Doesn’t Mean it is Easy to Perform!

Patients are consumers and must be wary when choosing a surgeon to perform ANY procedure on them. This is especially true with cosmetic or aesthetic surgeries. With the current economic trends in medicine, physicians are seeking ways to increase their revenue. Many are stepping over into the cosmetic realm and offering procedures they can perform in …

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Micro-Needling: Combining Ancient Principles and New Technology to Reach New Heights

I am excited to have added a new technique to my Alabama plastic surgery practice known as micro-needling. This technique applies the latest technology to the ancient Far East, practice of acupuncture. Micro needling uses numerous small needles to penetrate ever so slightly into the skin's surface which causes a mild inflammatory response. This stimulates the release …

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Being There for My Patients!

I recently saw a patient who came to me from another practice who had questions about some minor issues pertaining to an Alabama breast augmentation. What really troubled her was the fact that her surgeon, nor representatives from the practice were not available to answer her after hours concerns She stated the phone number she called, that …

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Low Level Laser Therapy the Latest Technology for Hair Restoration

Alabama hair restoration continues to be revolutionized by Birmingham Neograft. Introduced by Birmingham plastic surgeon, Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D., low level laser therapy is extremely effective in treating hair loss in Alabama. " I am pleased to bring this latest technology into my Birmingham hair replacement practice. It is a legitimate treatment option and by …

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What We Have Learned in 5 years of Neograft Hair Replacement in Alabama

Birmingham Neograft has entered it's fifth year of performing hair replacement.  As is customary for Dr. Beckenstein and his staff, they evaluate their entire process of: the delivery of care the results obtained patient satisfaction improvements to enhance the process latest advancements Alabama hair replacement has been revolutionized and forever changed by the introduction of Neograft …

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