Dr. Shaw has a high level of expertise and experience within the plastic surgery industry.  He was originally born and raised in Long Island, New York and completed his undergraduate at Emory University.  He received his medical degree from New York Medical College in 1979 and then continued to achieve a five-year General Surgery residency.  He completed his plastic surgery residency training at the Phoenix Integrated Plastic Surgery residency in 1986.

            Since then Dr. Shaw has performed thousands of plastic surgery procedures.  He is now a double-boarded Plastic Surgeon, which demanded 7 years of surgical training alone.  He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties to certify doctors in Plastic Surgery.  He is also certified by the American Board of Surgery.                  

            The American Board of Plastic Surgery only certifies physicians who have completed the following:
  • Medical School
  • A specialized residency in Surgery, Otolaryngology, or Orthopedics
  • A Plastic Surgery residency
  • A rigorous set of oral and written examinations

            Aside from his certifications he is also a member of regional and national medical societies including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
            Throughout his 25+ years of performing plastic surgery in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area, he has been recognized and awarded with numerous achievements.  Some of his recognitions include receiving the most votes in the category of Plastic Surgery and was also named the “Top Doc” in Plastic Surgery in Phoenix Magazine in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014.  He was named “Top Doc” in both Plastic Surgery categories – Body and Facial Plastic Surgery in 2013.  The readers of Scottsdale Magazine also voted Dr. Shaw as the “Best Plastic Surgeon in Scottsdale.”
           Dr. Shaw now exclusively practices Cosmetic Plastic Surgery utilizing the most innovative techniques available such as endoscopic facial and breast surgery and ultrasonic and laser assisted liposuction (SmartLipo).  Find out more about Dr. Shaw along with reviews, photos, and frequently asked questions at www.realself.com
            Chemical peels are ideal for anyone who desires to tackle age, hyper pigmentation or acne and they also provide numerous benefits to your skin.  There are many types of chemical peels to target different skin imperfections.  One of our favorite product brands to utilize in the SHAW Center Spa is SkinCeuticals.  SkinCeuticals Clinical Peel Procedures offer the following treatments:

Pigment Balancing Masque
·      Improves hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone
·      One-step clinical procedure of chemical exfoliation combine with high-performance brightening agents
·      Helps reduce the primary signs of photoaging (fine lines and wrinkles, dullness, and visible skin imperfections)
·      Three-step clinical procedure combining manual exfoliation, chemical exfoliation, and cryogenic therapy
Micropeel Plus    
·      Helps reduce acne and keep problematic skin clear of breakouts
·      One-step clinical procedure of chemical exfoliation with salicylic acid

     Aside from the benefits listed above, chemical peels have the ability to enhance skin texture and radiance, sustain healthy collagen levels for firmer skin, eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, reduce dark spots, even-out skin tone, lessen acne blemishes, help inhibit future breakouts, and revitalize sensitive skin while clearing out pores.
           Chemical peels allow you to non-invasively resurface and improve the health of skin immediately with no downtime.  The SHAW Center spa is able to design a complete skincare program tailored to your needs that consists of chemical peels, maintenance treatments, and an at home regimen.  Contact us at (480) 767-1900 to schedule an appointment!
            We can’t get enough of one of our newest skincare products, GLAMGLOW Supermud Clearing Treatment!  GLAMGLOW was formerly intended for exclusive professional backstage use in Hollywood, however, their products were released to consumers in 2011 and is rapidly becoming one of the most sought after brands in skincare.  Their products are recognized for providing instant, visible results through their patent-pending formulas containing real pieces of leaf with top of the line technology. 
            The Supermud Clearing Treatment is intended to help combat typical skin issues such as breakouts, discoloration, black and white heads, razor bumps, and in-grown hair.  The paraben, sulfate, and phthalate free formula is composed of an array of natural ingredients including eucalyptus leaf, peppermint plant, chamomile and Aloe Vera.  The skin-clearing mud pulls out dirt and blockage while a six-acid blend in the formula significantly illuminates and alleviates skin.  The extraordinary combination draws out dirt and pores with Activated-X Charcoal, resulting in velvety and wholesome looking skin.     
            One of the innovative technologies that the Supermud Clearing Treatment contains is PORE-MATRIX.  “Our Activated-X Charcoal is an Xtreme absorption carbon, attracting toxic substances into its mass up to 500 times its volume from all skin types, within the deepest & toughest areas.  Our new proprietary K17-Clay will better extract & encapsulate excess sebum oils, bacteria & toxins in a controlled stasis state, revealing a Pore-Matrix of extraction dots & areas, ready to be washed away for seemingly poreless skin,” according to www.glamglowmud.com
            In order to use the treatment, apply a thin layer to your skin.  Once the product is applied, you can leave it on for 5, 10, 15 or 20 minutes.  The Pore-Matrix will then release specks of extraction.  Simply wash off the treatment with water and use as frequently as you need.  If you have questions about GLAMGLOW or are interested in purchasing, contact the SHAW Center at (480) 767-1900.     
            The skin on your face is a bit thinner than the rest of your body, warranting a little more TLC and attention.  Cleansing and moisturizing are great ways to preserve and maintain your skin but peels help take your skin the extra mile.  Chemical peels also have the ability to recuperate and lengthen the results from plastic surgery. 
            Today there is an array of chemical peels available; The Spa at the Shaw Center utilizes either one chemical at a time (glycolic acid or trichloroacetic acid) or a mixture of chemical agents.  These chemical mixtures are available in various strengths and combinations of chemical agents depending on your condition.  Our experienced skin care specialists tailor each treatment based on your skin and the condition you are seeking to enhance.
            Chemical peels help improve numerous skin conditions.  The following are just a few among many:
·      Repair skin damage caused by years of sun exposure
·      Minimize fine facial lines on your face
·      Remove or decrease lip creases, crows feet and forehead lines
·      Minimize appearance of pores
·      Remove lesions and improve scarring
·      Improve acne, pimples, black heads, and clogged pores by killing the bacteria
·      Lessen freckles and age spots on the face or body

Chemical peel frequency depends on your skin condition and your desired results.  Downtime post procedure varies from patient to patient as well depending on the strength of the peel.  Typically patients report slight redness and peeling, which can be covered up easily.  If you are interested in a chemical peel, contact the Shaw Center at (480) 767-1900.