Have you ever looked at your tattoo and wondered “What was I thinking?” Well there is help with laser tattoo removal. The technology of laser tattoo removal has evolved over the years to be safe and effective for all skin types with little side effects compared to how it was done in the past. Here at Paragon Plastic Surgery and Med Spa Dr. Mark A. Bishara and his staff can help you get rid of that tattoo with our state of the art technology.
 
How does it work?
Tattoo removal lasers, also called Q-switch lasers, use very short and fast pulses to help break the ink into much smaller particles to be carried away by the body’s white blood cells and transfer it to the liver. The ink is recognized as a toxin in the body and will flush it out through the lymphatic system like all other toxins. Black ink typically responds the best because of the 1064 wavelength that is absorbed by darker colors. Other wavelengths such as the 532 KTP or the 694 Ruby laser are absorbed by colors like red, blue and green. There are many other factors that play a role in laser tattoo removal such as, size, location, the individual’s ability to heal, how the tattoo was done and how long has it been in place.
 
How many sessions will I need?
Typically with laser tattoo removal it is hard to guarantee how many treatments it will take with so many factors that play a role in laser tattoo removal. Tattoo removal can usually take anywhere between 6 to 15 sessions spaced out every 6 to 8 weeks.
 
Does it hurt?
Most patients describe the treatment as equally uncomfortable as getting the tattoo. The plus side of that is that it can be done extremely fast compared to getting it done. To help alleviate some discomfort an anesthetic topical cream and some ice may be applied 30 minutes before the treatment.
What can I expect after my treatment?
Following the treatment your technician will apply an antibiotic ointment and cover the tattoo with a bandage or gauze. You will experience a sunburn like sensation and mild to moderate swelling. You must keep the area clean and covered with ointment for 3 days. It is also very important to keep your tattoo out of the sun while receiving your treatments to avoid increased sensitivity from the laser. The area might also form a scab, which should be handled gently. After healing, the ink will gradually fade.
 
What are the side effects?
Side effects are typically few but may include hypo- or hyperpigmentation, lack of complete pigment removal and a small percentage of permanent scarring.
If you are considering laser tattoo removal, Dr. Mark A. Bishara and his staff can help you get on your way to removing your unwanted tattoo.
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT LASER TATTOO REMOVAL, PLEASE CONTACT US (817) 473-2120 OR EMAIL [email protected] TO SCHEDULE AN  APPOINTMENT.
   
 
 

 
 
 
Our staff and aestheticians here at Paragon Plastic Surgery & Med Spa want to meet your  needs. Do you have a tattoo that you regret getting  or are tired of having it in a certain place? We have the solution for you. Luckily, Paragon Plastic surgery & Med Spa, located in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, has performed hundreds of cases for tattoo removal patients.
 
 

What is the process for a tattoo removal?

 
Results from our tattoo removal can have your tattoo fade by 95% or more over a course of multiple treatments by the use of highly precise lasers that lighten or remove your tattoo by focusing or pulsing light on the ink particles, which then convert the energy to heat and break up into tiny pieces that are absorbed by your body. Our aestheticians here at Paragon Plastic Surgery & Med Spa recommend you visit us ever 6-8 weeks for a series of 8-10 treatments.
 

Does tattoo removal leave scars?

 
Paragon Plastic Surgery & Med Spa has the newest lasers that leaves little to no scarring. However, it’s important to use sunscreen after treatment because the tattooed area may become discolored or infected.
 

How much does it cost at Paragon Plastic Surgery & Med Spa?

 
Each and every patient that we see has a different tattoo shape, size, and is located on different areas on the body. We recommend you visit one of our offices, located in Mansfield, TX. or Southlake, TX., for a consultation to discuss the removal of your tattoo and pricing.
 

Does tattoo removal hurt?

 
The most common comparison of tattoo removal we use to tell our patients is the sensation of a rubber band getting snapped against your skin. You may experience m animal pain, however, it is bearable. Paragon Plastic Surgery & Med Spa aestheticians offer numbing cream to make sure that you are comfortable when coming in for a treatment. It is our priority to not only make sure that you’re satisfied with your results, but the process as well.
 
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR TATTOO REMOVAL SERVICES, PLEASE CONTACT US (817) 473-2120 OR EMAIL [email protected] TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.
 
 
   
 

The holiday season with all its parties, family gatherings, and New Year’s resolutions can be stressful for men and women of all ages because this is typically a special time when they want to look and feel their best despite all the stress frequently associated with holiday events.
Dr. Mark A. Bishara, M.D. P.A. and his staff at The Paragon Plastic Surgery and Medspa can help each individual man or woman look and feel their best for all holiday events coming up.  Dr. Bishara takes the time to cultivate individual relationships with his patients in order to assure that they receive their desired look.  He uses the term “patient” because he says, “I feel the term patient is a more personal and appropriate term because I am working with people in personal ways.”
In his new state-of-the art facility completed in 2014, he offers the full gamut of cosmetic procedures such as robotic hair restoration, breast augmentation, tummy tuck and a variety of laser procedures. The calming music and soothing décor of his new facility create an atmosphere to ease the nerves of any anxious patient.  “Sometimes patients come in extremely nervous, and my goal is to provide a calming, relaxing environment to reduce their anticipated anxiety,” he said.  Additionally, Dr. Bishara takes the time to listen, discuss and explain all treatment options before outlining an appropriate treatment plan.
In his Paragon office in Mansfield, Dr. Mark A. Bishara, M.D. P.A. offers “Wrinkle-Free Wednesday.”  Patients can come in for Botox and Xeomin treatments at discounted rates.  It’s easy to see why this is the most popular and busiest day of the week for Dr. Mark A. Bishara, M.D. P.A. and his staff.  He treats hundreds of patients seeking these non-invasive, preventive procedures from 8am until 8pm.  “We go through enough Botox to remove every single wrinkle from an elephant’s skin,” he grinned, “but my goal is for them to still look like themselves,” he explained.
Also, as an AAAHC certified facility and dual trained surgeon, he can provide acute care as well as cosmetic surgical services.  His goal is to make sure that every patient’s needs are satisfactorily and effectively met.  In the spirit of giving this holiday season, Dr. Mark A. Bishara, M.D. P.A. plans to open a combined clinic that will offer reduced rates for general surgical procedures including lumpectomy, advanced laparoscopic hernia and gallbladder procedures, and varicose vein ablation.
“The current medical system in this country is not sustainable.  Hospitals and surgery centers charging $11,000 for a 15-minute procedure is simply not feasible when it could be offered at a more reasonable price,” he said.  These large centers are sometimes bound to hold pricing high due their contracted rates with insurance companies.  As a responsible physician, he wants to provide clinical services that promote and foster a medical system that is sustainable and affordable.  That is why he has announced the addition of four advanced laparoscopic surgeons to the staff at the Paragon Surgery Center in Mansfield.  Surgical procedures are now being offered to all patients state-wide for a cash price that is often less than some deductible plans.  Although this system is intended to be cash based, some patients will still be able to submit the charges for reimbursement through their out of network benefits.
As his services continue to grow and expand, Dr. Mark A. Bishara, M.D. P.A. has two other locations for the convenience of his patients; Southlake and North Park.
As the holiday season and the new year approach, let Dr. Bishara and his staff help you look and feel your best.  Call one of his three convenient locations at 817-473-2120 or email [email protected] to make an appointment and ensure that you enjoy the holidays knowing that you truly look your best!

Whether their goal is to turn back the hands of time, look as good as they feel, or age gracefully, Americans are embracing non surgical cosmetic facial treatments to get the quickest results with the least down time. In their quest for a more youthful appearance, however, they should keep in mind that popular non invasive procedures like the nonsurgical face lift and laser skin resurfacing are not just beauty routines. They’re medical treatments that should be respected for the benefits and risks associated with them.

Most of us want to look as good as we feel and reasonably attractive, and most people have an issue or two that they would admit to being self-conscious about. These procedures can be done rather quickly with a small amount of discomfort, there’s very little recovery time, and the results are fairly evident within a day or two. And the economics are much kinder to the person who does a little maintenance from time to time as opposed to the person that undergoes a lengthy surgical procedure.
The top nonsurgical procedures of choice for both sexes in the United States are BOTOX® Cosmetic, injectable dermal fillers, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion. Other popular procedures include the nonsurgical face lift and laser skin resurfacing, which is often used to deal with acne scars or general skin care.
Botox or Xeomin blocks the nerve impulses that cause the muscle contractions that control certain facial expressions which, in turn, cause a breakdown of collagen leading to creases.
Included in the category known as Injectable dermal fillers are commercial products like Juvederm, Belotero and Radiesse. Fillers, which replace the collagen and facial fat that we lose as we age, are used to lift, plump, smooth, and recontour the face. Botox and fillers are often administered in conjunction with each other to achieve the nonsurgical face lift or “liquid face lift”.
Like Botox and dermal fillers, microdermabrasion works best when repeated in a series of skin rejuvenation treatments. It involves using a machine that sprays fine mildly abrasive crystals to remove the epidermis, or outer skin layer consisting primarily of dead skin cells. The crystals and cells are then vacuumed away. This controlled trauma to the skin leaves it looking smoother and healthier, with improvements to both the epidermis (the top layer of skin) and dermis (the middle layer of skin that includes collagen and elastic tissue.)
Chemical peels are another type of skin resurfacing procedure that uses acids or other chemicals to treat sun-damage, wrinkles, blemishes and blotchiness. They can be applied to the entire face or just specific areas, or almost anywhere else on the body for smoother, more even-toned skin.
Like dermabrasion and chemical peels, laser skin treatments help revitalize aged or sun-damaged skin, revealing fresher, younger-looking skin. Other usages include the treatment of birthmarks, acne scars, and vascular lesions. Moles, warts, tattoos, and unwanted body hair can also be removed by laser skin treatment.
While these procedures may all seem to be mainly cosmetic in nature – more beauty procedure than surgical procedure – they are considered surgical, albeit less invasive than many other cosmetic surgery procedures. There are real risks involved that should be understood prior to committing to treatment. For example, using too much Botox or injecting it into the wrong spot can result in a drooping eyebrow or drooling. If dermal fillers are overinjected, you may end up with more augmentation than you were counting on, at least temporarily. With both microdermabrasion and chemical peels there is a risk of hyperpigmentation (dark spots) of the skin. Infection, bruising, and swelling are all temporary side effects of any procedure.
For best results with your noninvasive cosmetic procedure, consult with one or more plastic surgeons or dermatologists and make sure they are trained and experienced in the specific treatment that interests you. They should be able to assess your situation, answer your questions, lay out the risks and benefits, and determine if you are a viable candidate for the procedure.
First-time patients can ease their way into noninvasive cosmetic treatments by requesting one of the temporary fillers that last up to a year to “try on” the results. Start with a conservative approach to make sure you like what you see, and sample just one treatment at a time so you can discern what works and what doesn’t in your particular case.

This Information of brought to you courtesy of Dr. Mark Bishara And The Paragon Plastic Surgery & Med Spa

en Español

NO TRATAMIENTOS COSMÉTICOS QUIRÚRGICAS: NO SOLO A rutina de belleza
Ya sea que su objetivo es hacer retroceder las manecillas del tiempo, verse tan bien como se sienten, o envejecer con gracia, los estadounidenses están adoptando tratamientos faciales cosméticos no quirúrgicos para obtener los resultados más rápidos con el menor tiempo de inactividad. En su búsqueda de una apariencia más joven, sin embargo, deben tener en cuenta que tan popular como el y no son sólo rutinas de belleza. Son tratamientos médicos que deben ser respetados por los beneficios y riesgos asociados con them.non procedimientos invasivos como el y no son sólo rutinas de belleza. Son tratamientos médicos que deben ser respetados por los beneficios y riesgos asociados con lavado de cara them.nonsurgical y no son sólo rutinas de belleza. Son tratamientos médicos que deben ser respetados por los beneficios y riesgos asociados con them.laser rejuvenecimiento de la piel no son sólo rutinas de belleza. Son tratamientos médicos que deben ser respetados por los beneficios y riesgos asociados con ellos.
La mayoría de nosotros quiere verse tan bien como nos sentimos y razonablemente atractiva, y la mayoría de la gente tiene un problema o dos que iban a admitir que soy consciente de. Estos procedimientos se pueden realizar con bastante rapidez con una pequeña cantidad de incomodidad, hay muy poco tiempo de recuperación, y los resultados son bastante evidente dentro de un día o dos. Y la economía son mucho más amable con la persona que hace un poco de mantenimiento de vez en cuando en lugar de la persona que se somete a un procedimiento quirúrgico largo.
Los principales procedimientos no quirúrgicos de elección para ambos sexos en los Estados Unidos son Botox, rellenos dérmicos inyectables, peelings químicos y la microdermoabrasión. Otros procedimientos populares incluyen el estiramiento facial no quirúrgico y la piel con láser, que se utiliza a menudo para tratar cicatrices de acné o cuidados generales de la piel.
Botox o Xeomin bloquea los impulsos nerviosos que causan las contracciones musculares que controlan ciertas expresiones faciales que, a su vez, causan una descomposición del colágeno que conduce a las arrugas.Se incluyen en la categoría conocida como inyectables rellenos dérmicos son productos comerciales como Juvederm, Belotero y Radiesse. Rellenos, que reemplazan el colágeno y grasa facial que perdemos a medida que envejecemos, se utilizan para levantar, regordeta, liso, y remodelar la cara. Botox y los rellenos se administran a menudo en combinación con otros para lograr el estiramiento facial no quirúrgico o “estiramiento facial líquido”.
Al igual que el Botox y los rellenos dérmicos, la microdermabrasión funciona mejor cuando se repite en una serie de tratamientos de rejuvenecimiento de la piel. Se trata de utilizar una máquina que pulveriza cristales ligeramente abrasivas finas para eliminar la epidermis, o capa externa de la piel que consisten principalmente de las células muertas de la piel. Los cristales y las células son entonces aspiradas de distancia. Este trauma controlada en la piel hojas de su aspecto suave y más saludable, con mejoras tanto a la epidermis (la capa superior de la piel) y la dermis (la capa media de la piel que incluye colágeno y tejido elástico.)
Los peelings químicos son otro tipo de procedimiento de rejuvenecimiento de la piel que utiliza ácidos u otros productos químicos para tratar el daño solar, arrugas, manchas y manchas. Se pueden aplicar en todo el rostro o zonas específicas sólo, o casi cualquier otra parte del cuerpo para la piel más suave y tonificada siquiera.
Al igual que la dermoabrasión y peelings químicos, tratamientos de la piel con láser ayudan a revitalizar la piel envejecida o dañada por el sol, revelando una piel más fresca y joven. Otros usos incluyen el tratamiento de las marcas de nacimiento, cicatrices de acné y lesiones vasculares. Moles, verrugas, pelo tatuajes, y el cuerpo no deseado puede también ser eliminado por tratamiento de la piel con láser.
Si bien estos procedimientos pueden todos parecen ser principalmente de naturaleza cosmética – más procedimiento belleza de procedimiento quirúrgico – se consideran quirúrgica, aunque menos invasiva que muchos otros procedimientos de cirugía cosmética. Hay riesgos reales involucrados que deben ser entendidos antes de comprometerse con el tratamiento. Por ejemplo, el uso excesivo de Botox o inyectarlo en el lugar equivocado puede resultar en una caída de la ceja o babeo. Si se sobreinyectado rellenos dérmicos, usted puede terminar con más aumento de lo que contabas, al menos temporalmente. Con ambos microdermoabrasión y las exfoliaciones químicas hay un riesgo de hiperpigmentación (manchas oscuras) de la piel. La infección, hematomas e hinchazón son todos los efectos secundarios temporales de cualquier procedimiento.
Para obtener los mejores resultados con su procedimiento estético no invasivo, consultar con uno o más cirujanos plásticos o los dermatólogos y asegúrese de que están capacitados y con experiencia en el tratamiento específico que le interese. Ellos deben ser capaces de evaluar su situación, responder a sus preguntas, exponer los riesgos y beneficios, y determinar si usted es un candidato viable para el procedimiento.
Los pacientes de primera vez pueden facilitar su camino en tratamientos cosméticos no invasivos solicitando uno de los rellenos temporales que duran hasta un año para “probar” los resultados. Comience con un enfoque conservador para asegurarse de que te gusta lo que ves, y muestra sólo un tratamiento a la vez para que pueda discernir lo que funciona y lo que no funciona en su caso particular.
Esta información os traído a usted por cortesía de Dr. Mark Bishara Y La Cirugía Plástica y Paragon Med Spa

It’s Not Too Late For Laser Treatments


We often have to postpone or cancel patient treatments due to sun damage – or at least the thread of sun damage – if patients are, or are planning to go on holiday or sunbathe. We continually campaign throughout the year about the importance of caring for your skin and the damage that exposure to the sun can cause. During the summer months, the team at Dr. Bishara’s office have to reschedule many appointments for clients who have just returned from their summer holiday and have tanned skin. We do this to ensure the safety of their clients. If we were to treat a client using a laser when their skin is sun damaged, patients could be left with severe burns and scars from the treatment.
So why not make the most of laser treatments this Winter- before summer gets here? Try laser hair removal treatments, which gives you the opportunity to say good-bye to waxing and shaving.

IPL

Intense pulsed light, also called photo facial, when treating the face, is a ‘laser-like’ technique that uses a device that flashes a band of different wavelengths of light against your skin.  This helps brown spots fade and helps with that annoying underlying redness from damaged surface blood vessels. It’s an excellent method for face, neck, chest and hands when performed in a series. However, this device does have the ability to cause burns and permanent scarring, so make sure whoever does it is not only licensed and trained for it, but also very experienced.

Lasers

Lasers are popular for many skin issues, and many different aspects of sun damage. Fractionated, ablative, non-ablative and continuous lasers have all been used for reversing discoloration, dullness, wrinkles, redness and thinning of the skin. Like IPL, lasers can easily burn and scar if used improperly, and the temporary damage when used properly can still increase the risk of a skin infection.

LASER Hair Removal

We’re still seeing a lot of clients coming in for Laser Hair Removal and other treatments.  The summer will soon be over but it’s never too late to get rid of unwanted hair.  Laser treatments really do work, and the results are permanent!
Today’s lasers effectively damage the hair follicle without destroying the skin or surrounding tissue.  Laser hair removal treatments vary from a minimum of six treatments, generally over a 6-12 month period.  Treatment times also vary with client, as some clients have slower hair growth patterns than others while others have more stubborn or thicker hair root and patterns.  The face and neck area generally grow and shed at intervals of 3-4 weeks, from the neck downwards to the bikini area, hair grows and sheds a at 4-6 week  intervals, while the lower body grows at the slowest pace of 6-8 weeks.  Depending on your skin color and hair growth patterns, treatment times and intervals will vary.

For more information check out  Spa Services for information on starting laser treatments now.

If you are planning to under go this type of treatment NOW would be the best time to schedule your appointment.  Please call us for more information at (817) 473-2120 or email [email protected].

en Español

 
NO ES DEMASIADO TARDE PARA TRATAMIENTOS LASER
A menudo tenemos que posponer o cancelar los tratamientos del paciente debido a los daños del sol – o por lo menos el hilo de los daños del sol – si los pacientes son, o estamos planeando ir de vacaciones o tomar el sol. Hacemos campaña continuamente durante todo el año sobre la importancia del cuidado de su piel y el daño que la exposición al sol puede causar. Durante los meses de verano, el equipo de la oficina del Dr. Bishara tiene que reprogramar muchas citas para los clientes que acaban de regresar de sus vacaciones de verano y han curtido la piel. Hacemos esto para garantizar la seguridad de sus clientes. Si tuviéramos que tratar a un cliente mediante un láser cuando la piel está dañada por el sol, los pacientes podrían quedar con graves quemaduras y cicatrices a causa del tratamiento.
Así que por qué no hacer la mayor parte de los tratamientos con láser este invierno-verano antes consigue aquí? Trate de tratamientos de depilación láser, que le da la oportunidad de decir adiós a la depilación y el afeitado.
IPL
Luz pulsada intensa, también llamado foto facial, en el tratamiento de la cara, es una técnica de ‘laser-como’ que utiliza un dispositivo que parpadea una banda de diferentes longitudes de onda de la luz sobre la piel. Esto ayuda a las manchas marrones se desvanecen y ayuda a que el enrojecimiento subyacente molesto de los vasos sanguíneos superficiales dañadas. Es un método excelente para la cara, el cuello, el pecho y las manos cuando se realiza en una serie. Sin embargo, este dispositivo tiene la capacidad de causar quemaduras y cicatrices permanentes, así que asegúrese de quien lo hace no sólo tiene licencia y está capacitado para ello, pero también muy experimentado.
LASERS
Los láseres son muy populares para muchos problemas de la piel, y muchos aspectos diferentes de los daños del sol. Láseres fraccionados ablativos, no ablativos y continuas todos se han utilizado para revertir la decoloración, embotamiento, arrugas, enrojecimiento y el adelgazamiento de la piel. Como IPL, láser puede quemar fácilmente y cicatriz si se usa incorrectamente, y el daño temporal cuando se utiliza correctamente puede todavía aumentar el riesgo de una infección de la piel.
LASER DEPILACIÓN
Todavía estamos viendo una gran cantidad de clientes que vienen para la depilación láser y otros tratamientos. El verano se acabará pronto pero nunca es demasiado tarde para deshacerse del vello no deseado. Los tratamientos con láser realmente funcionan, y los resultados son permanentes!
Láseres de hoy dañan de manera efectiva el folículo del pelo sin destruir la piel o el tejido circundante. Tratamientos de depilación láser varían desde un mínimo de seis tratamientos, generalmente durante un período de 6 a 12 meses. Los tiempos de tratamiento también varía con el cliente, ya que algunos clientes tienen patrones de crecimiento de pelo más lento que los demás, mientras que otros tienen raíz y los patrones de cabello más rebelde o más grueso. El área de la cara y el cuello generalmente crecen y derramó a intervalos de 3 a 4 semanas, desde el cuello hacia abajo hasta el área del bikini, el pelo crece y se derrama una a intervalos de 4 a 6 semanas, mientras que la parte inferior del cuerpo crece al ritmo más lento de 6- 8 semanas. En función de sus patrones de color de la piel y del crecimiento del pelo, los tiempos de tratamiento y los intervalos variará.
Para obtener más información, visite https://www.markbisharamd.com/spa-services.php#spa para obtener información sobre el inicio de los tratamientos con láser ahora.
Si usted está planeando ir bajo este tipo de tratamiento ahora sería el mejor momento para programar su cita. Por favor, llámenos para obtener más información al (817) 473-2120 o por correo electrónico [email protected]