Permanent cosmetic makeup is cosmetic tattooing elevated to the highest artistic level. Micropigmentation techniques used in the application of permanent makeup deposit tiny individual implants of pigment into the dermal layer of the skin. Through the accurate assessment of skin tone and color, combined with artistry and precise technique, very subtle and natural appearing results are consistently possible.

Contemporary micropigmentation techniques are used in eyelash enhancement, the creation or enhancement of eyebrows, eyeliner, and permanent lip liner or full lip color. Generally, after an initial consultation, the treatment is performed with one or two follow-up visits for the adjusting of the shape, color, and density of the pigment. These visits are typically four to six weeks apart. The initial look is bolder and the color gets lighter as the skin heals. The skin is abraded during application, so it may look dry or chapped during the healing process. It is important to follow all post-care guidelines and apply ointment to the treated area to aid in healing. You usually see the truest color in 3–4 weeks.

What is it?

The latest semi-permanent/permanent make up procedures have many terms used to describe “cosmetic micropigmentation or “tattooing”. They may involve various methods of application that are applied in various depths which also determines the length of time that the pigment may last. The deeper you go typically determines how long the product holds into the skin. The technique used will be discussed during your in depth consultation.

The Digital Pen Technique

The digital pen technique with tiny needles allows us to make small incisions in the skin which creates a very natural, feathery, “no make up” make up look. Hair strokes used for a filled in look or powdery brows will frame your face. Eyelash enhancements and/or framed eyeliner can bring out your eyes. Permanent lip tinting or shading a few shades darker than you natural lip can make a big difference in enhancing your natural beauty and features.

All permanent makeup techniques will require some kind of touch up maintenance that is typically recommended to be done annually. The more natural and neutral the color the more often they may require a touch up.

Meet Dr. Daniel Shapiro

A world-class plastic surgeon in a league of his own.

Dr. Shapiro is an award-winning, board-certified plastic surgeon with over 27 years of experience in his field. With impressive technical skill and a talent for creating natural-looking results, his practice has become a leading destination for discerning patients throughout the country.

Known for his compassion and honesty, Dr. Shapiro strives to educate his patients so that they are empowered about their care. He carefully explains the procedures, expected results, and techniques in a way that anyone can understand. Additionally, he personally guides his clients every step of the way – from the initial consultation to their post-operative care – to ensure an enjoyable experience and the best possible results.

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Patients,

It is with great pleasure that I announce the reopening of my practice for both surgical and non-surgical services on May 1, 2020. As per the governor Ducey's executive order on April 22, 2020, elective surgery has been allowed to proceed, with appropriate precautions taken by health care professionals to ensure continued vigilance against the spread of Covid-19.

Our office staff and the staff of Paradise Valley Cosmetic Surgery Center and Surgical Recovery Center have proactively taken necessary precautions to meet strict criterion for health providers according to the state of Arizona. These include necessary patient screening for Covid-19, strict protocols for cleaning offices and treatment rooms, adequate PPE, and continued social distancing. As before, waiting areas will have minimal capacity, and friends and family members should not accompany one into offices or treatment areas.

With great anticipation we welcome you back to the practice, and wish you all continued health and safety.

Sincerely, Daniel Shapiro MD, FACS

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