If you were wondering if we are open and still seeing patients or consultation, we are! Indeed this is a difficult time and we are continuing to monitor the daily updates/changes in recommendations from the government.

The environment in which we live and work is changing rapidly every day. As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak, and the instructions from our State and Federal officials, as well as the advice from medical experts, we have made the decision to take parts of our practice “virtual” in response.

For anyone wanting a consultation, we will be offering phone, FaceTime, Zoom, or Skype as an option now. We will work with you to give you the same experience as you would if you were sitting in one of our offices.

Please keep in mind, that while our offices are kept extremely clean and sanitized, we understand some people are just not comfortable with going out right now. All of our procedures are still being conducted at both of our offices.

Lastly, we understand that this is an extremely stressful time, and that all of you are feeling the impact of this world wide health emergency. We hope and pray that you and your family remain healthy and that this crisis passes with less than predicted adversity.

Respectfully yours,

Mark Bishara M.D.
Chief Medical Officer for Paragon Plastic Surgery & Med Spa
Diplomate of the ABHRS

 

Allergan announced this month that their newest creation, CoolTone by CoolSculpting, has been cleared by the FDA and is ready for pre-sale. This device will add to the competition among body contouring procedures. Here, we will look at the pros and cons of non-invasive and invasive body contouring procedures. Which provides the best results? Which is the better investment?

So, what exactly is CoolTone?

CoolTone is a non-invasive body contouring technique that uses magnetic muscle stimulation to penetrate the muscle layers and induces involuntary muscle contractions. These contractions strengthen the muscle fibers, which results in improved muscle conditioning. While it may sound appealing that you can now build muscle without going to the gym, don’t get too excited just yet. To achieve the best results with CoolTone, it is advised to also receive CoolSculpting treatments. CoolSculpting aids with non-surgical fat reduction, which will help the newly strengthened muscles be more defined. Currently, CoolTone is only to be used for the abdominals, buttocks, and thighs. 

Now let’s look at the invasive competitor for body contouring called BodyTite. If you are looking for permanent, lasting results then this is the procedure for you! BodyTite, FaceTite, and AccuTite are minimally-invasive body contouring procedures that use RFAL (Radio-Frequency Assisted Lipolysis) with 3D tissue remodeling on the inside and outside of your body. These are safe and effective treatments that offer patients more significant aesthetic changes to the body. Dr. Mark Bishara, Medical Director of Paragon Plastic Surgery, performs these BodyTite technology procedures under local anesthesia. Another benefit in addition to being performed under local anesthesia is that patients are not left with scars like many invasive procedures. FaceTite has become the new go-to for face and neck lifts at Paragon Plastic Surgery, which has locations in both Mansfield and Southlake to better serve residents in North Texas. Unlike CoolTone and CoolSculpting, BodyTite, FaceTite, and AccuTite are performed only once. It is recommended that patients receive CoolTone and CoolSculpting treatments once a month for at least 4 months.

Although CoolTone and CoolSculpting may be easier on your wallet initially, the BodyTite procedures have proven to be the best investment due to longevity of the results.

If you’re ready to transform your body and gain back your confidence, call Paragon Plastic Surgery & Medspa at (817) 473-2120 now to schedule your consultation with Dr. Mark Bishara.

If you are looking to tighten the skin on your neck, under your chin, or around the eyebrow, but surgery is too extreme of an option for you, look no further than Ultherapy! This non-invasive procedure is the only one that is FDA-cleared to lift and tighten the skin naturally- without surgery or downtime- in addition to improving the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the décolletage. From your brow to your chest, Ultherapy can help you achieve a fresher, more youthful look!

Harnessing the power of ultrasound energy, Ultherapy transforms problem areas with sagging skin by stimulating collagen production. It does this by delivering focused ultrasound energy to the skin’s foundational layer typically addressed in cosmetic surgery- without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin. In addition to the ultrasound therapy, which delivers it’s collagen-boosting treatment, Ultherapy incorporates ultrasound imaging, which allows practitioners to see the layers of tissue they are treating, ensuring the treatment energy is delivered to where it will be most beneficial.
Here at Paragon Plastic Surgery & Med Spa, we are excited to offer this treatment to people who want to see incredible transformations to the elasticity and tightness of their skin but are not ready to do something as extreme as go under the knife. During a consultation with Dr. Mark Bishara at either our office in Mansfield or our office in Southlake, you will discuss your concerns, have your skin assessed, and the two of you will be able to determine if you are a candidate for this treatment. There are no special preparations or skin regimens that are required prior to your treatment and although the length of time for Ultherapy varies, a face and neck procedure usually takes 60-90 minutes, while a chest treatment takes approximately 30 minutes.This quick and easy procedure is done by one of our skilled aestheticians in-office. After cleansing the skin and identifying the specific areas to be treated, your aesthetician will apply the ultrasound gel and place the smooth treatment applicator against your skin. Next, she will use Ultherapy’s ultrasound imaging to first see deep within the skin to determine optimal placement of the treatment energy, and then deliver the focused ultrasound energy beneath the skin’s surface. During the treatment, you will feel tiny amounts of energy being deposited to precise depths, indicating that the collagen-building process has been initiated.
The great thing about Ultherapy is that there is no downtime! You can immediately return to your normal activities after your procedure without any post-treatment restrictions or requirements. Although your skin may appear slightly flushed at first, the redness should disappear within a few hours. You may see some initial effect, but the ultimate results will take place over 2-3 months, as your body naturally regenerates collagen. This incredibly effective treatment is only one consultation away! We’d love to help your skincare dreams come true with Ultherapy so call us now to schedule an appointment!

To request a personal consultation with Dr. Mark Bishara, call us at Paragon Plastic Surgery & Medspa at (817) 473-2120 or complete our online contact form today.

What is FemTouch?
About vaginal health
With age and after childbirth, women start noticing symptoms related to their vaginal health that affect their lifestyle on different levels. Vaginal atrophy or dryness is a common symptom in postmenopausal women. Stress urinary incontinence is another symptom, as well as vaginal laxity after childbirth, which can impact satisfaction with sexual intercourse.
Lumens energy-based treatments must be performed by a physician or an authorized provider in your region. Energy-based treatments are not suitable for everyone and carry some risks. Be sure to consult with your treatment provider before choosing this procedure.
What should I expect?
When will I see results
Typically, 2-4 treatments are needed to see optimal results and achieve the desired outcome on the vaginal layer. In clinical evaluations, women reported feeling improvement after 1-2 treatment sessions.
What can I expect after treatment?
Immediately after treatment you may feel a very mild heat sensation, in which case your treatment provider can prescribe a hydrating gel. This sensation should not last longer than a few hours.
How does it work?
FemTouch technology.
FemTouch addresses vaginal health related conditions by promoting the remodeling of the vaginal mucous layer. The fractional CO2 laser beams are applied along the vaginal wall, resulting in regeneration of the tissue.
The treatment.
Before treatment, your physical should assess your vaginal health to ensure you are a good candidate for the treatment. During the procedure, your physician will move the sterilized applicator along the vaginal wall in an outward motion, applying the laser in a 360 degree pattern covering the entire area. The procedure should take a few minutes. You may experience a minor heat sensation during the treatment, but it is very gentle and you should not feel uncomfortable.
 
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR Labiaplasty and Vaginal Rejuvenation SERVICES, PLEASE CONTACT US (817) 473-2120 OR EMAIL [email protected] TO SCHEDULE AN  APPOINTMENT.
   


 

ThermiVa® applications use radiofrequency energy to gently heat tissue. The patent pending ThermiVa electrode is designed for applications including the vaginal anatomy.
ThermiVa uses a radio frequency (RF) to control the temperature of the targeted thermal energy to the tissue of the labia or vagina. The procedure feels like a hot stone massage. Results include:

  • Tightening the vaginal canal internally and at the opening of the vagina
  • Tightening loose, stretched outer lips of the vagina (labia majora)
  • Improving urinary control and treating mild urinary leakage
  • Increasing vaginal moisture and lubrication
  • Decreasing discomfort during intercourse
  • Enhancing sensitivity and sexual arousal/orgasm
  • Results may vary but have been shown to last 1 to 1.5 yrs with maintenance touch-up visits thereafter, as needed.

 
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR Vaginal Rejuvenation or Labiaplasty SERVICES, PLEASE CONTACT US (817) 473-2120 OR EMAIL [email protected] TO SCHEDULE AN  APPOINTMENT.