Category Archives: Facial Rejuvenation

“Keep me looking young”

Our world is constantly evolving and so are we. Our culture is rapidly changing and this effects how we react to this evolution. The traditional thinking, of plastic surgery patients, is to " help me look young again". Through facelifts, Botox, Injectable fillers, a lot of the telltale signs of aging can be reduced, creating …

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Real Microneedling is now in Birmingham

Real microneedling is now in Birmingham, Alabama. The popular device known as Dermapen TM has made the ancient concept of microneedling well known to cosmetic practices. Microneedling techniques use small needles to penetrate the epithelial layer of the skin which loosens the mosaic like cells and enable topical agents to penetrate deeper into the skin. These agents …

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Certification needs an important word in front…BOARD!

The word Certification is derived from the latin certificare which means to attest or realiably endorse, it is used when a course of study is completed. In plastic, aesthetic or  Birmingham cosmetic surgery, certification is important. The same holds true for any physician who is offering NON-INVASIVE COSMETIC PROCEDURES such as injectable fillers, neurotoxins such as …

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Fuller Cheeks, No Surgery: Introducing Dermal Fillers

The cheeks are the defining structures of a youthful face. With aging, the soft tissues move to the lower face, vacating the area and creating the flat appearance of aging. Up until recently, cheek augmentation was accomplished through surgery. Now, Alabama cosmetic surgeon Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D. offers cheek augmentation through a series of facial injections. Dermal …

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Birmingham Permanent Cosmetics: the First in America!

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 …

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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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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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