What is a Facelift?

A facelift purpose is to remove excess skin and tighten the underlying tissues and muscles on the face and neck. Facelifts are also used to correct any sagging in the face and those annoying hard to get rid off double chins. If you are experiencing any of the above then Dr. Mark Bishara at The Paragon Plastic Surgery and Med Spa is the surgeon you want to see!

What are facelift steps?

Ok so you’ve met with Dr. Mark Bishara and now its time to get things done. The incisions that will be made depend on the area that needs the change. After the incisions have been made there will be various degrees of “undermining” performed on the skin as the deep layers of your skin get lifted. What is undermining? Undermining is the separation of the overlying skin of the face and neck to the muscles and deep tissues of the skin. Soon after your skin will be raised from the temples, cheeks and neck and lifted and reposition. Any excess skin and fat will then be removed. The skin will then redrape over the new underlying structure and close with stitches.  You will then be wrapped with padded dressing.

How long will it take to recover?

Walking and light activities can be resumed 3 to 7 days after surgery. Avoid anything that puts pressure on your face such as lifting, bending, and straining for 7 to 14 days.  Try to suppress any forceful coughing or sneezing for 2 weeks. Avoid aerobic or heavy exercise for at least 3 weeks following surgery. Some swelling and bruising will develop and is minimized by resting in an elevated position. Rest and sleep in a reclining position with your head elevated 45 degrees for at least 2 weeks after surgery. You can resume make up after stitches have been removed. Scarring can be virtually invisible behind the ear, as incisions are usually made in hidden areas where the scars will look like small wrinkles.




Summer is here! Are you wondering what is a good way to keep your skin feeling fresh and hydrated during this heat? The Paragon Plastic Surgery and Med Spa has a few different types of facials for just that purpose. The new patient favorite is the HydraFacial MD.

What is HydraFacial MD?

The HydraFacial MD is a treatment that helps improve your skin’s health. There are many benefits to receiving this type of facial. The HydraFacial helps with fine lines and wrinkles, skin texture, enlarged pores and hyperpigmentation. Signs of aging and oily congested skin is not what people want to see on their skin, HydraFacial MD will take care of it as well. HydraFacial MD can be used for all skin types. So why not give it a try?

How Does HydraFacial MD work?

The HydraFacial MD is a multi step treatment. The treatment is intended to cleanse, exfoliate and extract any impurities and dead skin while also replenishing the skin.

    HydraFacial MD has different types of serums to help with any skin type.  It improves the quality of the skin by making it healthy once again.  The whole treatment only takes about 30 to 45 minutes. An added benefit is you can wear makeup right after the treatment if you would like. The hydrated feel can last up to 7 days or even longer.




    So we’ve all heard of Microdermabrasion , it has been around for many years. Microdermabrasion is a deep exfoliation for the skin improving texture and tone. Now we’re hearing a lot of buzz about the Hydrafacial. It is a more advanced version sometimes referred to as ‘Wet Microdermabrasion’ treatment. This treatment is a new type of facial that provides deep pore cleansing, exfoliation of dead skin cells, extraction and skin hydration all at once. Unlike regular microdermabrasion, it can be done on all skin types, including very sensitive ones, and does not cause any redness. It’s especially great for rosacea and skin types with broken capillaries.
    Hydration is the foundation of healthy, radiant skin. Irritation of the skin has been proven to increase signs of aging. The HydraFacial MD is a hydrating and non-irritating treatment that also decreases inflammation which is another leading cause of skin disorders.
    The unique Vortex-Fusion serum delivery system is what sets the HydraFacial MD apart from the Microdermabrasion. The multi-step treatment cleanses, evenly exfoliates and extracts to remove impurities and dead skin cells while at the same time replenishing vital nutrients including Antioxidants, Peptides and Hyaluronic Acid. Thanks to the devices’ superior delivery system, these performing ingredients are able to more effectively help improve environmental damage, reduce fine lines & wrinkles, and plump & firm skin for long-term results you can see and feel instantly. Microdermabrasion simply uses suction to help clean out pores but does not infuse the skin with these beneficial ingredients.
    Also unlike the Microdermabrasion the HydraFacial MD can be tailored to safely & effectively address your specific  skin concerns. The targeted problem/solution protocols were developed to help mitigate some of the most universal skin concerns,  but your trained HydraFacial MD professional can always further tailor your treatment to make it most exacting to your unique needs.  Your skin isn’t like everyone else’s and your treatment shouldn’t have to be either.



    Here at Paragon Plastic Surgery and Med Spa the HydraFacial is ideal for all skin types and targets hyperpigmentation, oily/congested pores, fine lines, and wrinkles. With no down time, it leaves your skin glowing and looking healthier in about 30 minutes. For a standard HydraFacial there are four steps.
    Step 1: Cleansing and exfoliation. The hand piece gently glides along the skin using a Vortex-Exfoliation combined with the Activ-4 serum that removes dead skin cells. The key ingredients are glycolic and lactic acid, algae extract that calms  and soothes and yeast extract that firms and smoothes the appearance of fine lines.
    Step 2: Acid peel. A mixture of glycolic and salycilic acid delivers the benefits of a peel without the post-peel scaling. It also helps to break up dirt and clogged pores.

    Step 3: Extractions. Instead of performing manual extractions, the HydraFacial uses a Vortex-Suction that acts as a vacuum to clean out pores with the help of the Beta-HD serum. This serum uses honey extract that adds a boost of hydration and anti-bacterial benefits, Spirea Ulmaria Flower extract that soothes and calms and salicylic acid gently exfoliates and aids in extractions.
    Step 4: Serum application. The Antiox+ serum is now delivered to nourish and protect the skin with Antioxidants like Horse Chestnut Seed, Green Tea and Arnica Flower Extracts. TonePerfect Complex addresses skin tone by reducing melanin production and preventing the appearance of brown spots and discoloration. It also instantly firms and tightens. Hyaluronic Acid helps to plump and deeply hydrate and Earth Mineral Peptides boost collagen and elastin production to help eliminate fine lines. Sunscreen is then applied and you on your way to healthy, radiant skin.
    With just one treatment you can visibly see that your skin is more hydrated and youthful.  Monthly treatments are recommended for best results. Let Dr. Mark Bishara and his staff guide you on your journey to healthy skin with the help of the HydraFacial MD.


    The Paragon Med Spa has been offering the finest beauty enhancements to our patients for years. We are pleased to extend a facial treatment for skin health. We are proud to announce that the HydraFacial MD® treatment is now available at The Paragon Med Spa! The HydraFacial™ is a soothing, moisturizing, non-invasive skincare treatment for anyone who is looking to improve and maintain the health of their skin. Proven effective for all skin types, this 30-minute treatment delivers instant results with no discomfort or downtime.
    The HydraFacial™ resurfacing procedure thoroughly cares for your skin, providing cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, and hydration all while Vortex –Fusing™ antioxidants, Hyaluronic acid, peptides and other essential nutrients. The serums used specifically target your skin issues including sun damage, blackheads and whiteheads, enlarged pores, acne, brown spots, uneven skin tone, and early aging fine lines and wrinkles. The best part – it’s not just a quick-fix-it procedure. The HydraFacial™ progressively improves the quality of your skin, actually helping to making it healthy.We also offer LED Light Therapy ad-ons which provides additional benefits post HydraFacial™ treatment. A red LED light is used to target hyperpigmentation and improve the appearance of skin firmness and resilience as well as reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The blue LED light kills bacteria and is extremely beneficial for people who suffer from oily skin or breakouts.
    The customizable HydraFacial MD® treatment can be tailored to safely & effectively address your specific skin concerns.  Our targeted problem/solution protocols were developed to help mitigate some of the most universal skin concerns, but your trained HydraFacial MD® professional can always further tailor your treatment to make it most exacting to your unique needs.  Your skin isn’t like everyone else’s and your treatment shouldn’t have to be either. Great for all skin types, the HydraFacial MD® Treatment is not only highly effective at improving overall skin health, but also excellent for remedying:
    -Fine Lines and Wrinkles
    -Elasticity & Firmness
    -Skin Tone Evenness & Vibrancy
    -Skin Texture
    -Hyperpigmentation/Photo Damage
    -Oily/Congested Skin
    -Enlarged Pores
    -Advanced Signs of Aging

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is HydraFacial MD®
    HydraFacial MD® is an invigorating treatment that can be given in as little as 30 minutes. It delivers long-term
    skin health and can be tailored to meet the specific needs of all skin types. It offers instant, noticeable results with no downtime or irritation. The HydraFacial MD® treatment removes dead skin cells and extracts impurities while simultaneously bathing the new skin with cleansing, hydrating and moisturizing serums. The treatment is soothing, refreshing, non-irritating and immediately effective.
    Why is HydraFacial MD® good for my skin?
    Hydration is the foundation of healthy, radiant skin. Irritation of the skin has been proven to increase signs of aging. The HydraFacial MD® is a hydrating and non-irritating treatment.
    Am I a candidate for this treatment?
    The HydraFacial MD® treatment is designed for all skin types. Even the most sensitive skin easily tolerates the HydraFacial MD® treatment. Your physician or skincare professional may choose specific treatment serums and/or customize the treatment for your unique skin conditions and needs. Consult your physician or skincare professional for a skin evaluation and sensitivity test
    How long does the treatment take? Is there any downtime or pain involved?
    Our goal is to help support you in a balanced lifestyle. That’s why HydraFacial MD® is a fast, efficient treatment that takes as little as 30 minutes. You may put on make-up and return to your normal activities right after the treatment since there is no downtime.

    What results may be expected? How many treatments are needed to see results? How long do the results last?
    Many clients report seeing visible skin refinement and an even, radiant skin tone after just one treatment. The smooth results and hydration may last 5 to 7 days or even longer. We don’t believe in quick fixes, so one treatment per month is recommended for improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, oily and congested skin. Continued HydraFacial MD® treatments are highly recommended to maintain skin health results.
    Watch this video on HydraFacial for more information.