Getting Hydrated this Summer!

HydraFacial? Just the word hydra sounds so refreshing and cooling! Refresh and cool sound even better when it comes to being on a facial. Dr. Mark A. Bishara offers HydraFacials at the Paragon Plastic Surgery and Med Spa.  So lets hydrate and improve your skin!

What is a HydraFacial?

So what exactly does a HydraFacial consist of? A HydraFacial is a treatment that gives you clearer, more hydrated younger looking skin instantly. The purpose of the HydraFacial treatment is to exfoliate and clean your pores out from all makeup and dead skin accumulated. Using a vortex fusion tool serum with antioxidant and collagen is infused into the skin giving it elasticity and hydration.

What to expect after a HydraFacial treatment

After having just one  HydraFacial expect a visible radiant skin tone and skin refinement. Results and hydration on skin can last up to 7 days or longer. One treatment per month is recommended for the improvement of fine lines, wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation, oily and congested skin.

Who Benefits from a HydraFacial?

As we all know everyone has different skin types, whats great about Hydra facial s is that its suitable for all skin types. Any one with dry skin would be a great candidate for a Hydra facial treatment.

The Paragon Plastic Surgery and Med Spa

Dr. Mark Bishara along has lovely estheticians that are more than qualified to give you the hydration and rejuvenation you need for you skin. Both his estheticians have done hundreds of HydraFacials and the feed back we get from patients are just remarkable!
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Ever had a facial which has been rather pampering and relaxing but  notably dissatisfying with results? Then you need to know about the Hollywood approved HydraFacial MD. Having your skin cleansed and massaged for an hour is wonderfully restorative for your soul, and sure, your skin will look plump with product post treatment – but when it comes to getting real results for your money sometimes you need to take a different approach.
So what is the HydraFacial MD?
Here at Paragon Plastic Surgery and Med Spa the HydarFacial MD is the only procedure that combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration and antioxidant protection simultaneously, resulting in clearer, more beautiful skin with no discomfort or downtime. The treatment is  soothing, moisturizing, non-invasive and non-irritating.
Who can get it?
The HydraFacial MD treatment is designed for all skin types. Even the most sensitive skin easily tolerates the HydraFacial MD treatment. It also works great for acne and hyper-pigmentation. Your skin care professional at Paragon Plastic Surgery and Med Spa may choose specific treatment serums and/or customize the treatment for your unique skin conditions and needs.
How does it work?
The unique Vortex-Fusion® serum delivery system is what sets the HydraFacial MD apart from other procedures. In just twenty minutes the four step treatment cleanses, evenly exfoliates and extracts to remove impurities and dead skin cells while at the same time infusing 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 and wrinkles, and plump and firm skin for long-term results you can see and feel instantly. For best results we recommend a series of 4 to 6 treatments weekly and then follow up with monthly maintenance.
At Paragon Plastic Surgery and Med Spa we pride ourselves in giving our patients the best care for their skin and we truly believe the HydraFacial MD does exactly that. If you’re questioning if it’s for you,  please feel free to set up your consultation in our Mansfield or Southlake location. Let us help you on your journey to healthy, beautiful skin


What is Radiesse?
Radiesse is a synthetic gel wrinkle filler used to plump up your skin. Using a small insulin size needle Radiesse is injected under the skin.
Should I use Radiesse?
Radiesse is not intended if for you if you are allergic to any ingredient of Radiesse. Radiesse is not for you, if you desire only a short term augmentation.

How does Radiesse work?
Once injected under the skin, the works by adding volume under the skin. With time Radiesse has the benefit of continuing to stimulate your own body’s collagen.
Do Radiesse injections hurt?
As with any injection, Radiesse injections may hurt. Radiesse is injected with a very small fine needle and the doctor uses topical or local anesthetic to ease any discomfort.
How long does Radiesse last?
Radiesse effect differs in every person, but results have shown to last up to one year or more in each patient.
How many treatments are required?
During consultation your doctor will decide the number of treatment sessions and the amount of Radiesse you will need each session. Although significant augmentation may be achieved in the first treatment, a touch up may be required to get optimal results. Periodic future touch up treatment may be needed as well.

How often are Radiesse treatments given?
Depending on the desires and volume of treatment required the doctor will decide how often the Radiesse treatments will be needed.
What are possible side effect with Radiesse?
The most common side effect after treatment are redness, bruising, and occasionally some swelling. The effects are mild and tend to last for a short time. An ice pack may be used to help reduce any bruising or swelling.
Can i go back to work after a Radiesse injections?
Yes, in fact most patients feel comfortable to return to normal activities right after Radiesse treatment.
Could my current medication interfere Radiesse injections?
You should definitely inform your doctor about any prescription or over the counter medications you are taking. If you are taking any blood thinners such as aspirin or any medications that interfere with blood clotting, you are more likely to have bruising or bleeding at the injection site.


Make having better skin your 2016 New Year’s resolution. Here are 13 tips that will help you take your skin care to the next level in 2016:


Proper sun protection is the single most important way to slow the effects of aging. Hopefully you are in the habit of packing sunscreen for a day at the beach or pool when you expect to get direct sun exposure for hours at a time. With that being said, it is just as important to use sunscreen on a daily basis everyday exposure counts; you do not have to be actively sunbathing to get a damaging dose of the sun. The sun is out 365 days a year and you need protection from it each day to reduce your lifetime sun-exposure total. If you are not already aware, there is no such thing as a “healthy tan”. A tan is the skin’s response to the sun’s damaging rays. Here’s a simple tip to determine the right amount of sunscreen to apply on your face: fill the hollow part of your palm the amount will be around ½ teaspoon, enough to properly coat your face, ears, and neck. Try SkinCeuticals or Skin Medica, these are favorites amongst dermatologists as your daily UVA/UVB sun protection. The Paragon Plastic Surgery & Med Spa offers both SkinCeuticals or Skin Medica skin care products!


Foods rich in essential omega-3 fatty acids can help to stop blotchiness, inflammation, and the development of wrinkles. Try to eat almonds or walnuts every morning. A cup of green tea or two is always a great way to start your skin off right in the morning. Stress levels and a proper diet are closely related. Unfortunately, it’s when we have the most work that we forget to eat well and resort to using sugary, fatty snack foods as a pick-me-up. Try to avoid the vending machine and plan ahead. Fruits and vegetables are always good, and fish with high levels of omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to reduce the symptoms of stress. A tuna sandwich really is brain food.


High stress levels spike the production of hormones that spur acne and psoriasis breakouts. Taking a daily 10 minute “timeout” can do wonders for your skin. Even better: apply a facial mask, such as SkinCeutical’s Clarifying Clay Masque during your ‘me time’ to nourish your skin while you de-stress. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by a stressful situation try listening to relaxing music, calling a friend and talking about your problems or laughing (preferably not alone or you’ll seem a little crazy)! Laughter releases endorphins that ultimately improve mood and decrease levels of the stress-causing hormones cortisol and adrenaline. Lastly, try telling yourself why you’re stressed out, what you have to do to complete the task at hand, and most importantly, that everything will be OK (it will be).


Did you know repeated high impact activities like running can weaken the skins collagen leading to sagging skin? Try alternating running for a session on the stationary bike or elliptical machine.




Applying a bag of frozen peas to your eyes can sooth any form of irritation while helping to reduce swelling and dark circles. Peas work best as they conform to the natural shape of the eyes. For an extra boost to fight those unwanted dark circles and puffiness.



In addition to reducing stress, common yoga poses like Downward Facing Dog and Child’s Pose improve blood circulation. The extra boost in oxygen gives the skin a lovely glow while reducing inflammation.


Have you ever turned in for bed only to realize you forgot to do your evening skin care routine? Try keeping your night skincare products near your bedside. You can easily do many treatments while in bed! It’ll give your skin a fighting chance!




High sodium intake can lead to facial puffiness. One of the biggest unnoticed contributors of daily sodium is diet soft drinks, which usually contain between 25 to 50 milligrams of sodium per 12 ounce serving. Cut the soda and switch to water instead. Find water boring, add some flavor such as fresh lemon or cucumber slices.  Both are rich in antioxidants and Vitamin C, but also act as diuretics to get those nasty toxins out of the body to help give you that nice glow to your skin.


Let’s face it, we all love sugary sweets but the key here is balance and not having them in excess! The body’s natural process of breaking down sugar also damages the skin’s collagen. Limiting high-glycemic carbs can do wonders for your skin (and waistline). At blame is a natural process that’s known as glycation, in which the sugar in your bloodstream attaches to proteins to form harmful new molecules called advanced glycation end products (or, appropriately, AGEs for short).Most vulnerable to damage: collagen and elastin, the protein fibers that keep skin firm and elastic. In fact, collagen is the most prevalent protein in the body. Once damaged, springy and resilient collagen and elastin become dry and brittle, leading to wrinkles and sagging.Besides damaging collagen, a high-sugar diet also affects what type of collagen you have—another factor in how resistant skin is to wrinkling, says Brandt. The most abundant collagens in the skin are types I, II, and III, with type III being the most stable and longest lasting. Glycation transforms type III collagen into type I, which is more fragile. “When that happens, the skin looks and feels less supple,” says Brandt.


Facial strains during exercise, specifically tensing of the neck and jaw, can pull the skin, leading to sagging. Next time you hit the gym work on keeping your face and neck calm during your workout.


Being in close proximity to a space heater or fireplace can induce redness, breakdown collagen and further increase dryness during the Fall/Winter months. When you need heat this winter try to stay 5-10 feet away from the source.  We have the perfect moisturizers at our office that will keep your skin silky smooth during those cold months.



Regularly sucking from a straw or drinking from a water bottle creates lines and wrinkles around the mouth. Especially in your 30’s as our collagen starts to break down and can’t erase those lines as easily.  Instead drink from a glass or use a cup with a spout that will allow you to squirt water into your mouth. Always remember to put your skincare products on your upper lip to help fight those fine lines and wrinkles.That’s why she recommends giving your skin a steady flow of water: Every day, aim for eight to 10 eight-ounce servings, and spread them out throughout the day as opposed to guzzling them all at once.That may be because water plumps up the skin, causing wrinkles and pores to, more or less, get filled in. What’s more, a variety of structures in the skin that support collagen require water to work effectively your skin is 64 percent water,


We all know getting a full night sleep helps the entire body. But did you know that your pillow could be aging your skin? If you sleep with face against a pillow wrinkles in the fabric can lead to sleep lines. Try sleeping on your back or use a smooth silk pillowcase (like the Save My Face pillow). Getting those wrinkles on your décolletage, but always tend to end up sleeping on your side? Try the bosom buddy pillow as part of your “don’t’ skip a day” nightly skin routine. Everyone knows stress can cause you to lose sleep. Unfortunately, lack of sleep is also a key cause of stress. This vicious cycle causes the brain and body to get out of whack and only gets worse with time. Make it a point to get the doctor-recommended seven to eight hours of sleep. Turn the TV off earlier, manage your time, and do your best to get into bed.
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Body Hair Transplantation is essentially taking hair from other areas of the body rather than the most common, the back or sides of the head, and then planting those hairs to the balding area. The other donor areas that hair follicles can be taken from includes: beard, chest, shoulders, stomach, arms and legs. Below are 6 Frequently asked questions concerning Body Hair Transplantation.


Typical Candidate

In cases where the head hair has depleted or the type of hair needed to transplant is different than the type of hair on the head.


If someone wants a beard transplantation from their blonde head hair to their patchy red beard, the blonde hair color is not going to change to red once the hairs are transplanted to the beard. However, the mixing of these colors and those alike could potentially create a strawberry blonde look. If mixing different colors of hair is the only option available, the patient has the option to dye the hair all over once it’s completely healed because it is normal hair by then and can be treated that way.


Hair length will grow as it did in the donor site. So if you’re using hair from other parts of the body besides the head you are committing to having shorter hair. Beard and hair from the head are hairs that for most never stop growing at a certain length or amount of time. Hair on the chest, legs and arms essentially stop growing at a certain length usually around 3 to 6 cm.


Hair texture will keep the same texture as it had before it was transplanted to another area. For instance if one was wanting eyebrow restoration, the typical donor site would be arm or leg hair. Arm or leg hair would be used in eyebrow transplantation because this hair is finer and the growth isn’t going to be long.


Body hair can change its structure. In some cases the hairs would become longer and straighter which is adapting to normal hair on the head. In others, the hairs wouldn’t change from their original structure.


FUE otherwise known as Follicular Unit Extraction using ARTAS is a procedure that extracts the hair follicles with one-millimeter punches. The tiny size of each extraction makes scaring almost out of the question, in most cases leaving only little white dots if anything at all.

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