Physical trauma such as surgeries, illnesses, automobile accidents, pregnancy, and emotional stress can cause hair loss. Don’t worry, situations as such only cause hair loss temporarily. Having such physical trauma causes the your hair to go in a state of shock. As your body begins to heal and recover the hair lost will begin to grow back. As for emotional stress prevent having anxiety and overthinking, exercising and therapy can be great support.  Even the infamous El Chapo has experienced this… read more,

Vitamin A and Protein

Sometimes we see as taking more than needed vitamin supplements is doing our body good. Vitamin A containing supplements can trigger hair loss. Keep in mind that the daily dose of Vitamin A is 5,000 IU for adults. Lack of protein in ones diet can also shut down hair growth. Usually hair loss begins 2 to 3 months after protein intake drops. Controlling intake amounts of vitamin A and making sure your getting protein in will solve the issue.

Male Pattern Baldness or Heredity?

Both! Male pattern baldness is caused by a mixture of genes and hormones. MPB (male pattern baldness) follows a pattern in which hair is lost at the temples. Hair loss in women is known as androgenic or androgenetic alopecia. Women don’t usually have a receding hairline like men do. Women will have noticeable hair loss or thinning at the part. Both women and men benefit from minoxidil or rogaine to help grow and maintain the existing hair. Hair transplantation and PRP treatments are also and option.


Having an underactive thyroid gland can cause hair loss as well. Your thyroid gland produces hormones that interact with your metabolism and growth. When it is not producing enough hormones it affects your hair causing it to fall out. Taking synthetic thyroid medication and getting thyroid levels to normal should take care of the issue.

Alopecia Areata

Alopecia Areata is a result of an overactive immune system. As our immune system is going it targets our hair as a foreign object and attacks causing hair loss in round patches through out the scalp. Steroid injections and romaine are the go to’s when treating alopecia areata.

Hair Styling

Over styling our hair with tight braids, ponytails or using products such as hot oils or relaxers can hurt our hair. Doing these types of treatments or the way we style our hair can cause root damage causing your hair to be lost permanently. Limiting the amount of use of these products or hair styles will help us keep our hair longer. Avoid using heat products to once a week if possible.


What is Eyebrow Transplantation?

Eyebrow Transplantation is the most advanced form for eyebrow restoration. It is a form of permanently restoring and or reshaping your eyebrows.

What causes thinning eyebrows?

There are many things that will cause you to lose your eyebrows. Plucking them, hypothyroidism,alopecia areata, and aging.


What should I do prior to a eyebrow transplant?

The first thing you want to do is consult with Dr. Mark Bishara. Dr. Bishara will show you a couple stencils to help you decide on the shape and size of your new eyebrows.

How long is eyebrow transplantation take?

Typically eyebrow transplants take around 5 to 6 hours to complete. The follicles are very delicate and the new hair has to be planted in the same direction as the rest of the the existing brow.

Where is the donor hair for Eyebrow Transplant taken from?

As with any hair restoration procedure, donor hair is typically taken from the back of the patients head.

Is Eyebrow Transplantation painful?

Local anesthetic is used to help with any discomfort. Pain medications and valium are called in to patients pharmacy prior to the procedure.

What can i expect after my Eyebrow Transplant?

The best thing is that you wont have to fill them in nor draw them on. Swelling, scabbing and some slight bleeding are very common after your eyebrow transplantation. Those symptoms will subside within 4 to 5 days. The transplanted hairs will begin to fall don’t freak out the follicle is imbedded and shortly after a couple months your new brows will begin to grow.

How do i care for my Eyebrows once grown in?

As one does now, your new eyebrows will require the normal trimming, waxing or threading whichever it is you prefer to do. Once in shape them as you please, they are there permanently.




As we know hair transplantation is getting extremely popular. Who wouldn’t want a head full of hair? Baldness in the 21st century is now a choice…. there are many forms of hair transplantation. Dr. Mark A. Bishara has been performing hundreds and hundreds of hair transplants at the Paragon Plastic Surgery and Med Spa using the best method, ARTAS Robotic Follicular Unit Extraction.

Yes, that means No Linear scarring!

The most common form of hair transplantation has been the FUT (follicular unit transplantation), but who wants ugly scars? Avoid that linear scar by opting to robotic FUE. It is less painful and definitely cuts down on the recovery process. Opting robotic FUE will give you the opportunity to style your hair with out having to worry about a scar showing. Dr. Mark A. Bishara can give you all the scoop on robotic FUE when coming in for your consultation at the Paragon Plastic Surgery and Med Spa!

FDA Cleared!

Dr. Mark A. Bishara uses the Artas Robot for hair transplantation. I know, i know your thinking a robot? Robotic technology has come a long way changing the way medicine is practiced. Robotics have been used to perform other major surgeries such as heart valve, bypass, and even kidney and prostate. So why not for hair! Artas Robot is a FDA cleared device that offers the most precise method for FUE!

How it is done

During an Artas Robotic hair transplant the staff at the Paragon Plastic Surgery and Med Spa trims the patients hair down in order for the robot to detect the targeted follicular units that are going to be extracted. The patient is placed in prone position and a skin tensioner is placed on the patients donor area to stabalize the skin for accurate tracking and dissecting of the hair. When completed with the dissection Dr. Mark A. Bishara makes the recepient sites for the new hair. Shortly after The Paragon Plastic surgery and Med Spa staff begin the manual transplantation.


What causes hair loss?

There are many causes for hair loss. In most cases it can be heredity, hormonal changes, medical conditions and even medications. The most common is hereditary condition also known as male-pattern baldness or female-pattern baldness. Hereditary also takes affect in the age in which you begin to lose hair.  This can be very disheartening.

What is DHT?

Dihydrotestosterone, or DHT  is a natural but powerful metabolite of the human body and the main cause of hair loss in both men and women.

How does DHT cause hair loss?

DHT plays a huge roll in hair loss. What it does is it restricts the follicles the ability to produce hair growth.

Does stress cause hair loss?

In some cases stress can play a roll in hair loss. Generally stress induced loss regrows with in a year, however, some stress responses simple speed up the genetic predisposition to losing hair. Extreme emotional tension for prolonged periods of time can have an effect as well.

Is there a cure for hair loss?

There are many treatments to help with hair loss. Consulting with a hair loss specialist can help determine what treatment will benefit you. There are treatments such as:

  • -Propecia
  • -Laser Therapy
  • -Minoxidil
  • -Finasteride
  • -Hair restoration surgery
  • PRP injections
How can i know what treatment i should do?

Being that there are many treatments for hair loss the best way to go is consulting with a hair specialist like Dr. Mark A. Bishara. Depending on the type and amount of hair loss Dr. Mark A. Bishara will be able to recommend the best treatment.  The best results of regrowth in hairless patients ALWAYS are using multiple different measures to combat hair loss. For example, patients willing to take finasteride (Propecia), use the Capillus Laser 272 30 minutes every other day for 6 months, undergo post procedural PRP injections and use Minoxidil compounded for best results.

Can home remedies cure baldness?

When hair loss is genetic home remedies or more likely to fail. To have effective results the best way to go is medication, laser therapy or hair transplantation.  Delaying the treatment of hairless prevention can severely limit the options and decrees the lifetime presence of hair mass.

Does the use of helmets or hats contribute with hair loss?

The answer is NO! Wearing a hat or helmet has no effect whatsoever in the amount or type of hair loss in a person.

Can someone donate their hair to get transplanted?

Using another persons hair is not possible due to the way foreign tissue is rejected.  If you have a monozygotic twin or genetically identical twin you can successfully transplant.  If not, you would be required to take anti rejection drugs that haves risks that outweigh the benefits.

How long does a hair transplant last?

Transplanted hair is known to be permanent and last a life time, although in some cases a small perecantage of transplanted hair can be lost due to age.  This concept is known as follicular senescence.


What to expect after a Hair Transplant

Making the decision to get a Hair Transplant was a huge step. Now its done and now comes the waiting game for your new hair to grow in. As with any surgical procedure come post operative instructions. Here at the Paragon Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, Dr. Mark A. Bishara has made sure to have a list with step by step instructions to follow after your Hair Transplant surgery.

All done….

After your Hair transplantation you will be tired as you will be sitting all day and still have sedative in the your body (at least most patients). At the Paragon Plastic Surgery and Med Spa we make sure we answer all questions about your Hair Transplantation surgery, as well as Dr. Mark A. Bishara. Patients are also advised to feel free to contact us here at the Paragon Plastic Surgery and Med Spa with any questions after leaving the office.

What to do and what not to do..

1. DO NOT lean over to tie your shoes or pick-up objects for the first 48 hours, as this may provoke bleeding.
2. DO NOT drink any alcoholic beverages for 2 days following the transplant procedure, to avoid excessive bleeding. Also avoid the use of marijuana or other chemical substances not prescribed, for one week following surgery.
3. If bleeding occurs in the donor area, apply firm, steady pressure for 20-30 minutes.Repeat if necessary. If bleeding persists, locate the exact bleeding point and apply pressure directly to the area with an ice pack. If bleeding continues, contact us or your family physician. If you are out of town, go to the nearest emergency department. If he/she has any questions, they should call Dr. Bishara at 877-70- NEW LOOK any time day or night.
4. Take your medication for pain at the first signs of discomfort. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL YOU HAVE PAIN. Take one tablet approximately 20 minutes before retiring for the evening. Take this medication with food.
5. Sleep with your head elevated on two or three pillows for 2 days. We have provided you with disposable pillowcases for use on your top pillow.
6. Crusts (scabs) will form over the transplant sites and solidify the first few days.These crusts will naturally fall off within 1week. DO NOT pick at these crusts at anytime.
7. You may develop some post-operative edema (swelling) of the forehead and eyes for up to 2-3 days post-op. Ice packs can be applied to the forehead area. Do not apply ice to the grafts. This is not serious and resolves itself spontaneously. We have applied tape across your forehead to reduce swelling. If in the unlikely event you have fever, redness or pain call the doctor immediately.