A Dermaplane is a treatment used to exfoliate and clean up your face by using a scalpel to scrape off dead skin cells and peach fuzz! Leaving your skin looking healthier and radiant!~ Paragon Plastic Surgery and Med Spa
Will hair grow back thicker?
Absolutely not! Many patients are under the impression that once hair is shaved off it will grow back thicker and darker. Not in this case! In fact all it is, is an old wives tale (myth) and the hair will grow back in the same texture as before derma planing!~ Mark A Bishara MD
How long does a Dermaplane Treatment take?
Here at The Paragon Plastic Surgery and Med Spa the time frame for a Dermaplane treatment can be anywhere from 45 to 60 minutes. ~Paragon Plastic Surgery
Who should get a Dermaplane?
Dermaplaning is recommended for people who have dry skin. It is also recommended for people who have oily skin or tend to break out a lot more. The best thing about dermaplaning is that pregnant women can get it done! ~Mark Bishara MD
What are the benefits of Dermaplaning?
If you are one to have and excess amount of “peach fuzz” then your in luck! Dermaplaning is good form of getting rid of the vellus hair! You will notice a brighter complexion as a Dermaplane will get rid of all that dead skin cells! If you want healthier and smoother looking skin, then Dermaplane is the best treatment for you! So make your way in to the Paragon Plastic Surgery and Med Spa as our lovely estheticians will take great care of you!
What To Expect From A Photofacial A photofacial or IPL, is a 30-minute procedure in which intense pulses of light are used to penetrate deep into the skin. Photofacial then causes collagen and blood vessels below the epidermis to constrict, reducing redness and age lines. The procedure involves only minimal discomfort, while the redness and swelling that sometimes occur after treatment disappear shortly. Most benefits of a photofacial occur gradually in the weeks following treatment DAY OF THE PROCEDURE Before the procedure begins, make sure your skin is free of any tanning products or makeup. Avoid prolong sun exposure and any topical retinoids. Your skin will be cleansed and a cool gel will be applied to the treatment area, both to lubricate the handpiece and cool the skin. You will be given eye protection to protect your eyes from the bright flashes of light. DURING THE PROCEDURE During the IPL/photofacial procedure, you will feel a warm sensation caused by the handpiece. Some patients describe the sensation to a light “snap” from a rubber band. The number of pulses you receive will depend on the size of the area being treated. Following the procedure, your skin care specialist may help you in icing down the treatment area to help soothe any discomfort from the procedure. This is often unnecessary, however, as IPL/photofacial treatment causes very little pain. AFTER THE PROCEDURE The recovery time from an IPL skin procedure is often very short, as there is very little damage done to the skin during treatment. Depending on the skin condition you are seeking to remedy as well as your skin type, the redness that is present following the procedure may persist for a longer or shorter period of time. The side effects of IPL/photofacial treatment dissipate within a few hours for many patients. For some patients, however, the redness or dark spots may take a week to fade. Patients treated for severe acne sometimes experience longer recovery times, though they are often amazed by the results when the side effects wear off.
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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!
The goal of almost any elective plastic surgery procedure is to achieve a more youthful look. But just how many years can you actually drop? Nine. That’s according to a recent study in the Archives of Plastic Surgery. Of course it depends on which surgery you have done and how many treatments you choose to do too. At the University of Toronto, 40 volunteer medical students studied the photographs of 60 plastic surgery patients aged 45 to 72. In their “before” photos, the volunteers guessed near the correct age, assuming the patients were about 1.7 years younger than their actually age. Then the volunteers studied photos of the patients after they received either facelifts and necklifts; facelifts, necklifts and eyelid surgery; or eyelid surgery plus lifts to the face, neck and forehead. The first group (facelifts and necklifts) were guessed to be 5.7 years younger. The second group (facelifts, neck lifts, and eyelids) were perceived to be 7.5 years younger. And the last group that had the most surgeries (facelifts, necklifts, forehead lifts and eyelid surgery) were guessed to be 8.5 years younger than their true age. Some people may not want to undergo a full facelift and if so, there are alternatives:
There are a number of surgical and non-surgical options that can improve one’s cosmetic appearance: fillers, laser skin-tightening procedures, lasers, fat contouring, IPL Fotofacial and Botox. Each has benefits and drawbacks. Mini procedures do not produce the long lasting maximum improvement that is achieved with a natural appearing artistically performed lift performed by an expert experienced plastic surgeon. The best result is achieved by a combination of elevating the sagging tissues, removing the excess skin, contouring the fat, and adding micro-fat grafts or fillers where there is a deficiency.
Besides a facelift, Juvederm Voluma also helps volume loss in cheeks. JuvedermTM VolumaTM is the latest of the Juvederm range of hyaluronic acid fillers specifically designed to restore volume in areas of volume loss. Common areas include the cheeks, cheekbones, and chin. Additionally, due to its versatility it is also suitable for adding definition to the jaw line.
Please contact the office of Dr. Mark Bishara to find out what we can do to help you reduce or eliminate the signs of aging. You can call our office at (817) 473-2120 or visit our website for more information at www.MarkBisharaMD.com.
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a recent article in the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS discusses how women like how their selfies look using filters, and then head to their doctors to help create what they see.
You is the new you. Years ago, people seeking cosmetic surgery would bring pictures of celebrities to their doctor — and ask for “Angelina Jolie’s lips,” “Kate Beckinsale’s nose” or “Kim Kardashian’s butt.” But now people bring their selfies — filtered through Instagram. “This is a huge trend,” says Upper East Side surgeon Dr. Elie Levine. “People are bringing in pictures of themselves taken at a favorite angle or filtered, and saying they want to look like that.” Anyone can nowadays, thanks to Photoshop — which even Beyoncé uses to always look her best in pictures. But real life requires real solutions, and that’s where the Instagram-aided knife comes in. Central Jersey mom Geri Hubner says she became obsessed with her growing wattle after staring at photos from her daughter’s wedding. She started using photo filters but then came to the ultimate real-world conclusion: “I wanted to look like that all the time,” says Hubner, 56. So she called facial plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Miller in Edison, showed him the Instagrammed pictures and sprung for a neck lift, which can run $10,000 to $20,000. “He’s an artist. I should have done this years ago,” says Hubner, who says the surgery and week-long recovery were relatively painless. Queens resident Nancy Chacon, 32, also showed her best face on Instagram, using “either the Inkwell or Sutro filters, or the sepia tones, to hide blemishes.” It worked — too well, she admits: “I decided I wanted people to see that person in person.” So she got some laser treatments and broadband light photofacial therapy at Levine’s Manhattan clinic. It cost about $1,000, but her complexion is in the clear. “So many people asked, ‘What are you doing to your face? You look so young!’ ” she says. “It was worth it.” Huber also got Botox, for about $300, and injections of Juvederm, which runs about $1,000 per syringe. The result is smoother and fuller skin. “I now have cheekbones,” she says. “It’s put a real skip in my step.” These women aren’t alone: The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery says there’s been a 33% bump in procedures driven by self-awareness from social media since 2013. Midtown plastic surgeon Dr. David Shafer has clients pleading for a “social-media makeover” every day. “They whip out their cellphones and start flipping through their pictures, saying, ‘I want to look like this all the time,’ ” he says. Doctors can respond with an arsenal of minimally invasive, lunch-break treatments for under $1,000. The changes are big, but friends and family often don’t know that any work was done. “I only tell my closest, tightest girlfriends that I’m doing this. Everyone else thinks I just look really well-rested,” says Janet Ross, 47, from San Francisco, who relied on the Amaro filter to soften her selfies before Dr. Jonathan Kaplan used Belotero fillers to reduce the lines around her eyes and mouth. “I don’t want to look like one of the ‘Real Housewives,’ ” she says. “I just want to look like myself, but better.”
The boom in Instagram-fueled cosmetic surgery may sound shallow, but it’s a step in the right direction for an industry where too much work can leave clients looking grotesque. “Clients are not trying to look like a whole different person anymore,” says Dr. Andrew Miller, who is based in Edison, N.J. “We always stress taking what you have naturally and making it better. Otherwise, people can look really weird, with lips that are too big, a jawline that’s unreal.” As a first step, here are some ways to tweak your selfies before contemplating surgery: Soft, warm Instagram filters such as Rise and Toaster deemphasize pores and imperfections by highlighting your skin. Black-and-white filters are universally flattering. They eliminating red or ruddy complexions and automatically make ho-hum classy. Blur imperfections with the softer Willow filter, or go bold with the high-contrast Inkwell. The duck face works: Purse your lips and shoot down from a higher angle to highlight cheekbones, conceal double-chins and emphasize your eyes. Before you snap the shutter, shake up your hair by doing a quick punk rock head-bang, or ruffle your fingers through it to give limp strands a quick boost.
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Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Mark A. Bishara, M.D., serving Fort Worth, Arlington, and the surrounding area.