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.

Have you ever considered treatments for loose skin? There are many non-surgical options out there for mild skin laxity. Here at Paragon Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, Dr. Mark A. Bishara and his staff stand behind the technology of Near Infrared Skin Tightening.

What is Near Infrared Skin Tightening?

Near Infrared is a wavelength that emits light in the 780-1000nm where the optical window is necessary for direct sub-dermal heating of the connective tissue. The light helps to heat up the water content of your skin which stimulates collagen to contract and tighten. Your body’s natural healing process will start to produce new collagen to firm and tighten the appearance of your skin.
Who is Near Infrared Skin Tightening for?
Here at Paragon Plastic Surgery and Med Spa we believe the best candidate for skin tightening are typically younger patients who are not candidates for surgery. Or, they may be older and experience mild to moderate skin laxity and do not want to undergo surgery. Another reason one might choose Near Infrared Skin Tightening over surgery is cost.
How long does it take?
The treatment can take 20-45 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated.
How many treatments does it take?
Here at Paragon Plastic Surgery and Med Spa for best results a series of 6 treatments done every 2-3 weeks is recommended for smoother, tighter skin.
Is there downtime?
There is no downtime after Near Infrared Skin Tightening. You will experience some warmth and redness that will fade within a few hours. Generally you may resume all regular activities after your treatment.
When will I see results?
You may see some immediate results with gradual improvement over a period of 4-8 weeks as new collagen is formed. Results can be maintained with one or two treatments a year.
If you are considering Near Infrared Skin Tightening or are curious if it is right for you, come see us at Paragon Plastic Surgery and Med Spa and let Dr. Mark A. Bishara and his staff recommend the treatment that is best for you and your needs.



Rejuvenate, Rehydrate, Refresh



Refresh and rejuvenate your skin! HydraFacials have become quite popular here at The Paragon Plastic Surgery and Med Spa. Are they to blame though? HydraFacials are so relaxing, and why not relax while getting your skin looking good and refreshed.

HydraFacials have 4 steps to the treatment but here at The Paragon Plastic Surgery and Med Spa we like to offer a little more for our patients. A basic HydraFacial boosts hydration and helps assign the signs of aging and protect the skin from environmental damage. Aside from the basic HydraFacial the Paragon Plastic Surgery and Med Spa offers add on’s that include the following:

-15% Glysal which is a combination of an aggressive exfoliation and chemical peel all in one step to help resurface.
-30% Glysal gives you double the benefits from the 15% glysal.
-Britenol Spot Corrector is used tho brighten and balance skin tone leaving your skin refreshed and glowing!
-DermaBuilder is a combination of peptides that are designed to recharge skin and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles!
-CTGF  Growth factors are sealed into this solution and it is used to soothe and renew your skin giving you a radiant and even complexion.
-Lymphatic Drainage Face consist of moving toxins out of the lymph nodes and boosting your immune system and blood circulation.
-Lymphatic Drainage Body is a treatment used to move toxins out of the lymph nodes and target your lymphatic system to detoxify your body.
-Lymphatic plus LED combines the lymphatic treatment with LED lighting to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and smooth out your skin.
No matter what time of the year, come in and get your skin looking better than ever! The Paragon Plastic Surgery and Med Spa estheticians are waiting to help get your skin refreshed and rejuvenated!





What exactly is a PRP Treatment and how it can effectively treat hair loss!

If your looking for a non-surgical way to gain control of your hair loss then PRP is your answer!  Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) contains essential proteins that stimulate natural hair growth for the inactive or newly planted hair follicles into a active growth phase, also the growth factors assist in healing and tissue regeneration.
Here at the Paragon Plastic Surgery and Medspa, Dr. Mark A.Bishara provides a wonderful experience with our relaxing spa rooms where we perform a series of PRP Treatments. When starting your treatments, we began by drawling your blood for the centrifuge where it spins to separated the PRP from the blood. You will receive a ring block on the scalp to have minimal pain experience. The palette rich plasma is then injected back into the area of hair thinning. To get optimal results schedule your treatments 3-4 weeks apart!
Dr. Mark A. Bishara PRP Treatments are fast and convince with little to no downtime!
The Paragon Plastic Surgery avoids the common incorrect methods of administering PRP such as injecting too deep, not having a ring block provided for pain management, and the use of microneedling where you experience social down time, discomfort and only have temporary improvement.
Get started today to gain control of your hair loss by booking your consultation with Dr. Mark A. Bishara, where he will provide an indepth plan for your hair needs!



One of the top things women think about as they age are the physical effects that come with getting older. No matter how many cremes, sunscreen, or moisturizers you use, nothing seems to give you the outcome you hope for. Looking in the mirror and continuing to feel disappointed with your trials can be frustrating. Here at Paragon Plastic Surgery & Med Spa, we want you to consider Clear Lift.

What is Clear Lift?

Clear Lift is a painless, non-ablative approach to laser skin resurfacing. Formally known as Pixel Q-switch, you will enjoy fast laser treatments with results that will be visible following each treatment. What makes Clear Lift unique compared to other treatments is that although it improves fine lines, wrinkles, and the appearance of small veins and redness, it treats areas that are too sensitive to treat with traditional lasers.
Paragon Plastic Surgery & Med Spa’s aestheticians perform Clear Lift on the face, neck chest, and other areas that you might be interested in treating. This is a great skin treatment that tightens your skin without harming the layer underneath your epidermis and has mainly been known for reducing the fine lines in your face.

What’s different about Clear Lift?

No one has to know that you came in and visited Paragon Plastic Surgery & Med Spa for Clear Lift because there is no down time and you will be able to apply makeup immediately following your appointment. In fact, many of our patients receive these treatments before special events such as weddings, reunions, or job interviews to that they can attend their event and have that rejuvenating glow. You can receive these treatments any time of the year and unlike many other lasers, Clear Lift is safe for all skin tones.  Clear Lift gives an intense, rapid pulse of laser to the area of skin that is being treated. Another advantage of Clear Lift is that it builds collagen. Collagen is the support structure that you need in your skin that makes you look more youthful.
If keeping your skin healthy is important to you and you want to look in the mirror and see the results that other alternatives haven’t given you, schedule your Clear Lift appointment with us today!