Millions of young women are desperate to ward off the signs of aging before they even start. Are you thinking about going under the needle just like many of these other young women are? Dr. Mark Bishara offers minimally invasive procedures that gives patients the results they desire without the hassle and lengthy downtime often associated with cosmetic surgery procedures. These treatments are designed to provide subtle enhancements that can improve your targeted problem areas, while allowing you to return to work and your regular activities the very same day.
Many people want to know if minimally invasive procedures, such as Botox and Fillers, are safe. Botox is generally viewed as a procedure used by the 30+ demographic in order to freeze aging in its tracks. However, it turns out women in their twenties make up 30% of Botox fans. Even crazier, the number of teenagers springing for Botox has risen 800% in the past three years alone!
Botox babies.  When did this phenomena start?
In recent years, an increasing number of young women have been turning to Botox injections. These young women are called “Botox Babies” because they are trying to treat signs of aging that haven’t appeared yet. However, it seems they are increasingly going under the needle for the same reason they use sunscreen – to minimize damage and aging while it’s still manageable.

Is it healthy to engage in preventative skincare treatments before the aging process starts to show?
Many argue that starting Botox injections early is a great way to help prevent wrinkles from forming. The older you get, Botox will be treating wrinkles that already exist, but the younger you are, the more you’re preventing wrinkles from occurring.
What’s the right age to start getting Botox?  Why?
Believe it or not, if one wants to prevent wrinkles and deep lines, mid to late twenties is a good time to start Botox treatments.  Starting Botox in your twenties helps to prevent wrinkles, and also means you will be doing treatments much less frequently than others in the future.
Are there any adverse affects to starting the process early?
As long as the treatments are done in moderation and only as a preventative method, there are no adverse affects.
Is Botox the best option in terms of fillers?  Are there any other alternatives?
The best option is different based on each patient.  Botox, Restalyne, and Juvederm are probably the three most popular fillers.  Dr. Bishara offers Botox, Restalyne and Juvederm as well as Xeomin and Radiesse. Sometimes two will be used together to produce optimal results, while certain patients will be better suited for only one of these products.
What celebs do women want to model their skin after most often?
Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry, and Jennifer Lopez are the most popular celeb requests.
How long does Botox last? Any long-term risks?
Botox normally lasts up to 3 to 6 months.
Any additional recommendations?
Preventative skincare is the most important, so if you are below the age of 25 the best thing to do for your skin is to apply SPF sunblock daily, drink plenty of water, moisturize, use topical retinoids, antioxidants, alpha-hydroxy acids, have occasional chemical peels or microdermabrasions and eat a healthy diet.  Otherwise, starting Botox sooner but in moderation is the best solution to preventing the formation of deep-set lines and wrinkles.
Dr. Bishara is proud to offer a wide range of dermal fillers and other enhancing, minimally invasive procedures such as chemical peels and laser procedures. Our office has special pricing on Botox and Fillers in both our Mansfield and Southlake office locations.  We offer Wrinkle Free Wednesdays in Mansfield from 9am-5pm and Wrinkle Free Thursdays in Southlake from noon to 7 with Botox being $10/unit.  Please contact our office at (817) 473-2120.

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Aging brings many wonderful things to our lives, a renewed sense of purpose, wisdom gained from experiences, and opportunities to explore the world.  It also brings things many of us would like to avoid, like wrinkles and sagging skin. “Growing older is a wonderful journey, but you don’t need to look older as well,” says Mark A. Bishara, M.D.
In the past, facial wrinkles and sagging skin were often repaired by dramatic procedures such as face lifts. Recent years have brought the advances of less invasive procedures including fillers and injections.  There are a variety of products on the market that target different symptoms and areas of the body.
One semi-permanent dermal filler, Radiesse, was approved by the FDA in 2006 and has been restoring a more youthful look to patients for more than 5 years. Radiesse refreshes faces by smoothing out deep wrinkles around a patient’s mouth and nose.  Dr. Bishara has extensive experience with Radiesse and uses this product regularly in his injection practice at The Paragon Medspa in Mansfield, Texas.  The benefits of Radiesse are numerous:

  1. Adds contours to the face Radiesse works by filling and adding volume to the patient’s face.  This helps to redefine the facial features and adding subtle contrast.
  2. Helps stimulate the growth of collagen Radiesse, once injected, not only fills but also supports the skin’s natural collagen production.  It is comprised of synthetic calcium hydrozylapatite which is suspended in a gel.  The gel is naturally absorbed by the body and as the absorption continues the calcium hydrozylapatite remains.  Your body then produces its own natural collagen to fill in the space left by the absorbed gel.
  3. Restores elasticity The increase in collagen production aids in the restoration of the skin’s natural flexibility and elasticity. The increase in elasticity helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and sagging.
  4. Instant results The results are instant!  Immediately upon injection patients are able to see the results of the Radiesse.  The desired lift and volume are instantly visible.
  5. Effects often last a year or more Radiesse not only provides immediate results, it may also continue to work for a year or more. The collagen growth continues for this extended period of time and helps to mask wrinkles and skin sagging long past the procedure date.
  6. No down time following procedure Radiesse patients are often able to return to work or other daily activities immediately following the injection procedure.
  7. Low risk of side effects Although the risk of side effects is low with Radiesse, every medical procedure presents the possibility of an adverse reaction.  Much like any other medical injection there is a chance a patient may experience slight swelling, itching, bruising, minor irritation, or tenderness near the injection site.

Radiesse may be the perfect solution for you as you aim to reduce the signs of aging.  Consider contacting Dr Bishara to find more about Radiesse and how it can benefit you!
Mark A Bishara, M.D., P.A. Medical Director
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