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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is the only non-invasive treatment cleared by the FDA to lift skin on the neck, under the chin and above brow. Ultherapy treats the face and neck using focused ultrasound energy, and stimulates the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin to gradually lift and tighten skin without any downtime.
How is Ultherapy different from other cosmetic procedures?
Ultherapy is the only non-surgical cosmetic procedure that uses focused ultrasound to stimulate the growth of new collagen deep within the skin. Thanks to ultrasound’s unique ability to bypass the top layer of the skin, Ultherapy can specifically target the deep foundation below the skin – typically addressed in cosmetic surgery – without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin.
Ultherapy is also the only procedure to use ultrasound imaging, which allows providers to actually see the layers of tissue targeted during treatment to ensure the energy is deposited to where it will be most optimal.
How long until I see results?
Patients may enjoy some initial effect but the ultimate lifting and toning will take place over 2-3 months, as tired collagen is replaced with new, more elastic collagen. As this collagen- building process continues, further improvements can appear up to 6 months following a procedure.
How long does it last?
Patients treated with Ultherapy still have fresh young collagen after a year’s time following the procedure, but skin continues to age. Future touch-up treatments can help keep pace with the aging process, which varies by individual.
Does it hurt?
Continual scientific and clinical research is conducted to enhance the treatment, and thanks to a recent development, the Ultherapy treatment is now more comfortable for patients! This new-and-improved treatment approach is proven to increase patient comfort of the procedure without impacting efficacy.
Of course, comfort thresholds vary from patient to patient, so some people may experience discomfort while the ultrasound energy is being delivered. This sensation is temporary and a positive signal that the collagen-building process has been initiated. Patients typically leave comfortable and excited about the benefits to come! Your practitioner will consult with you prior to your treatment to make your experience as pleasant as possible.
Are there any side effects?
There may be slight redness for up to an hour or so following the treatment, and a small percentage of patients may have slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to touch, but these are mild and temporary in nature.
 
How much does it cost?
Patients can expect to pay between $1000 and $5000, depending upon the areas being treated. Of course, the cost of Ultherapy can vary depending on geographic location and physician practice.
Is Ultherapy safe?
The procedure has been cleared by the FDA after demonstrating safety in clinical studies, and more than 250,000 treatments have been performed safely worldwide. In addition, ultrasound energy has a proven track record, with use in the field of medicine for more than 50 years.
How many treatments will I need?
The majority of patients only need one treatment; however, some may benefit from more than one treatment depending on how much laxity they have and their body’s own biological response to the ultrasound and the collagen-building process.
Who is a good candidate for Ultherapy?
A good candidate for Ultherapy is someone with skin that has some degree of laxity, to the point of looking, and often feeling, less firm. A lowered eyebrow line or sagging skin on the eyelids, for instance, is often the first sign of “maturing” skin. Loose skin on the neck and under the chin signals a patient might be a candidate. Typically, those in their thirties and older who have mild to moderate skin laxity are candidates.
While Ultherapy is not a replacement for a surgical face or neck lift, there are many people who want some lifting but are not ready for surgery, either mentally, physically or financially. There also are younger people who want to “stay ahead of the game” as well as those looking to prolong the effects of cosmetic surgery.
What about treating anatomical regions other than the face?
Currently, Ultherapy is a treatment for the face and neck with specific clinical indications for lifting the skin on the neck, under the chin and above the brow.
What does collagen do? How does Ultherapy stimulate the creation of collagen?
Collagen is a natural protein that gives skin its youthfulness by keeping it firmed and toned. As we age, collagen loses its strength and its ability to stand up to the effects of gravity that pull the skin downward. Ultherapy uses focused ultrasound to generate a thermal effect under the skin. The thermal effect essentially jumpstarts a repair process that strengthens existing collagen and produces fresh, new collagen.
Where can I get an Ultherapy treatment?
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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.