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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.
 
 
   
 

REVERSE SUN DAMAGE

“Oops! … I did it again.”

As Summer comes to a close everyone is thinking of this 90’s hit.  The suns’ alluring yet harmful rays have left you yet again with nothing but a fading tan, wrinkles and discoloration.

Fortunately, Mark A. Bishara, M.D. P.A. and our team of aestheticians at the Paragon Plastic Surgery and Med Spa are fully equipped to not only treat but reverse signs of aging due to sun damage.

The Paragon Plastic Surgery and Med Spa offer injections and our Laser 360 Treatment to help turn back the inevitable signs of aging due to sun damage. Mark A. Bishara, M.D. P.A. personally injects and tailors a treatment plan for every injectable patient of ours at the Paragon Plastic Surgery and Med Spa. We offer a variety of injections to treat signs of aging such as Botox, Xeomin, Radiesse, Juvéderm Ultra Plus, Juvéderm Voluma XC and Boletero.

Our non-invasive Laser 360 Treatment consists of 3 powerful treatments: IPL Photofacial, Skin Tightening and Ablative Skin Resurfacing. These 3 agents treat skin color, tone, texture and tightening. Our talented aestheticians administer the Laser 360 Treatment regularly and are extremely knowledgeable about our skin care lines which battle further sun damage and treat signs of aging daily.

 

TREATMENTS IN DETAIL

BOTOX® and XEOMIN® injections reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. These are injected into areas surrounding the eyes, forehead and mouth. Made from a purified protein, BOTOX® and XEOMIN® relax wrinkles and give the face a rejuvenated look for up to six months.
RADIESSE® filler reduces moderate to severe wrinkles, folds and creases around the nose and mouth by stimulating the natural production of collagen in the skin.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus is used to treat deep and more severe wrinkles and folds. Provide results that last up to one year.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC filler instantly adds volume to the cheek area. It gives you a subtle lift, helping to restore and contour a more youthful profile for up to 2 years.
BELOTERO BALANCE® is a filler that is approved to temporarily smooth out and fill in moderate-to-severe nasolabial folds. This injection specifically treats moderate-to-severe etched-in lines and wrinkles such as vertical lip lines above and around the lips.

FACIAL RESURFACING LASER 360 TECHNOLOGY:

AFT Intense Pulsed Light evens out skin color, reduces tiny broken blood vessels and other color irregularities. Near-Infrared Light helps firm up any loose skin so you regain a youthful contoured appearance. Lastly, the precise laser creates thousands of microscopic perforations which stimulates new collagen to produce. Collagen improves skin texture and tone to smooth fine lines and wrinkles.

We all play in the sun, please allow us to correct the damage done!

Take a look at our website: https://www.markbisharamd.com for more information on the following treatments or give us a call at 817-473-2120 to schedule a personal consultation to discuss your options with Dr. Mark A. Bishara.


Plagued by less than taut skin but don’t want to go the surgical route? From your face and your neck to your stomach and beyond, loose skin can be treated nonsurgically with skin-tightening devices, which offer real results—in record time—making them totally worth the expense. “Skin tighteners are safe for all skin types and colors. They are not long procedures—30 minutes at most. And, when used on the face, they tighten skin in a way that is really natural.


How it works:
With a handful of options to choose from, skin-tightening machines, make use of radio-frequency or ultrasound energy, infrared light or direct heat to tighten skin from the inside out. With each treatment (six to eight every one to two weeks are needed, as well as annual maintenance treatments), the skin tightens as new collagen grows via the energy source that was emitted.


What to expect:
For the best results, you need to have some loose skin but firm muscles. It can take three to six months for the results to appear. You can’t beat the results you get for the price without having to undergo anesthesia and a recovery period.


The benefits:
Skin tighteners are pain- and downtime-free. It’s a great option for someone who doesn’t want to spend what surgery costs or isn’t ready for surgery but wants to fix the laxity.


The cost factor
: Skin tightening Treatments (most machines are not first-generation and major research dollars have gone into fine-tuning them) don’t put nearly as big of a dent in your bank account as surgery. A skin tightener isn’t even in the same ballpark price- wise. There’s no downtime and next to no risk.
This Information is Brought to you courtesy of Dr. Bishara and The Paragon Plastic Surgery & Med Spa
 

1. Retinoid creams

A host of over-the-counter products claim to help fight wrinkles. One option: topical retinoid (derived from vitamin A) creams; look for retinol in the ingredient list. The SkinCeuticals line has products with retinol in them to help fight existing wrinkles . 

2. Over-the-counter peptide creams

Creams containing peptides—short snippets of linked amino acids—can be useful for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, but they haven’t been shown to work as well as retinoids. As skin ages, it loses collagen and becomes wrinkled and thin; creams containing peptides are supposed to encourage the skin to make new collagen. Peptides are found in a variety of products, from the inexpensive to the very expensive. There are many SkinCeuticals product that can help.

3. Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion uses tiny, fine particles or a very hard diamond-tipped wand to slough off cells from the top layer of the skin and encourage new skin growth. The procedure is usually not painful, though it can be uncomfortable, and it doesn’t require an anesthetic or recovery period; skin heals quickly. But you may require multiple procedures spaced a few weeks apart.

4. Laser skin resurfacing

Laser resurfacing uses high-intensity light to zap and improve the look of wrinkles and scars by tightening loose skin. The effect of your treatment and recovery time vary. There are lasers that can be superficial or intermediate and deep. You may see redness from one day to two weeks, depending on how aggressive the treatment is. 

5. Chemical peels

Used to address mild acne scars, age spots, dull skin texture, skin discoloration, or wrinkles around the eyes or mouth, chemical peels remove the outer layers of the skin and encourage the growth of new, smoother, more evenly colored skin. Depending on the peel’s intensity—which can range from superficial to medium to deep—it may cause reddening and peeling that can last up to several weeks.

6. Botox

Injections of Botox —which also contains botulism toxin and  is approved by the FDA, can paralyze tiny facial muscles, smoothing out the appearance of lines or wrinkles. The cost of Botox will vary depending on location and doctor. The effects of injections may last three to six months, depending on whether you’re a repeat customer.

7. Filler injections

Injections of fillers containing hyaluronic acid can fill in lines and wrinkles and add volume to skin. Hyaluronic acid is a “naturally occurring sugar that gets lost when you age,” and injecting it into wrinkles effectively plumps them up. Juvederm Ultra Plus XC and Juvederm Voluma are the newest and best.

8. Cosmetic surgery

Lifting the skin on the face, neck, eyelids, and forehead can give a tighter appearance. What were once traditionally open procedures—with larger incisions—can now often be done endoscopically, with smaller incisions strategically placed in difficult-to-detect areas, such as under the hairline. The effects of cosmetic surgery are somewhat permanent. 

9. Try prevention

If all this sounds extreme, remember that you can start immediately to prevent any further damage: Start wearing sunscreen every day. Lifetime exposure to the sun can wreak serious havoc. When people were younger…they didn’t think the sun caused any bad signs, but now they’re really feeling the effects of it 30 years later.
This information is brought to you courtesy of Dr. Mark Bishara and The Paragon Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Mansfield and Southlake, TX