The 4th of July is a great holiday, full of fun and get-togethers with family and friends. Many times the 4th of July involves swimming and trips to a pool or swimming area. It’s wise to plan ahead as well as take a few precautions so that the day is not only fun but also safe. Water Safety Because almost everyone heads out to the lake or beach for 4th of July, it is important that you and your Family are kept as safe as possible while playing in the water or out in the water with your jet ski or boat. Here are some water safety tips for 2013 Independence Day:
Make sure the children – and even adults – always have a life jacket on when in the water or on a motorized water vehicle (boat, jet ski, etc.)
Never let your children swim alone. An adult should always be present and paying attention.
Always step “Feet First”* into shallow water and never try to dive.
Alcohol, fireworks and Fourth of July do not mix well. Drink responsibly and make sure to have a designated driver available.
Review safe boating practices.
Always have a phone handy should an emergency arise.
Know your limits when it comes to water.
*Water Safety promotion offered by ArmyMWR.com. Be sure to check it out for more safety tips related to water. Sun Safety
Try to limit your exposure to the sun between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Always wear sunscreen with at least a 15 SPF, although higher is recommended, and should be reapplied often.
Make sure to stay hydrated and watch for signs of heat stroke – rapid, weak pulse, fast, slow breathing, and hot, red skin.
If you follow all of these tips, you will have a much more enjoyable Independence Day celebration with your family.
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As summer is soon approaching, and we are out in the sun more and more, we want to educate patients on sun-safe behaviors and the selection and use of sunscreen for maximum protection.
Here are three important points to remember when shopping for and using sunscreen this summer. 1. Make sure your sunscreen is labeled “BROAD SPECTRUM” meaning it protects against both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays. Both UVA and UVB radiation contribute to the sun’s damaging effects, which include sunburn, skin cancer, and premature skin aging. The best sunscreen offers protection from ALL UV light. 2. Choose an SPF or 15 or higher — only broad spectrum sunscreens with an SPF of 15 or higher can state that they reduce the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging (when used as directed). 3. Use sunscreen early and often. Apply a good sunscreen liberally, and reapply after swimming or excessive sweating. There is no such thing as “waterproof” sunscreen. That term is no longer allowed on labels. Any claims of water resistance must indicate whether the sunscreen remains effective for 40 minutes or 80 minutes while swimming or sweating, based on standard testing. But wait, there’s more! While knowing how to select and use the proper sunscreen is an important part of protecting your skin from the sun, these additional sun safety measures should be part of your routine this summer.
Avoid sun burns, intentional tanning, and use of tanning beds
Wear sun-protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses
Seek the shade, especially between 10 AM and 4 PM
Use extra caution near water, snow and sand
Get vitamin D safely through food and supplements.
Enjoy your summer, but don’t let it damage or prematurely age your beautiful skin! This information is brought to you courtesy of Dr. Bishara and The Paragon Plastic Surgery & Med Spa staff. Please follow us on Facebook for other useful informational blog topics at The Paragon Plastic Surgery and Medspa
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Sun safety is never out of season. Summer’s arrival means it’s time for picnics, trips to the pool and beach—and a spike in the number of sunburns. But winter skiers and fall hikers should be as wary of the sun’s rays as swimmers. People who work outdoors need to take precautions, too. Dr. Mark Bishara- with offices in Mansfield, Southlake and Dallas- focuses on educating patients about skin protection and wants to help patients restore or achieve their ideal appearance. The need for sun safety has become clearer over the past 30 years. Studies show that exposure to the sun can cause skin cancer. Harmful rays from the sun—and from sunlamps and tanning beds—may also cause eye problems, weaken your immune system, and give you skin spots, wrinkles, and “leathery” skin. Sun damage to the body is caused by invisible ultraviolet (UV) radiation. People recognize sunburn as a type of skin damage caused by the sun. Tanning is also a sign of the skin reacting to potentially damaging UV radiation by producing additional pigmentation that provides it with some—but often not enough—protection against sunburn. Whatever our skin color, we’re all potentially susceptible to sunburn and other harmful effects of exposure to UV radiation. Although we all need to take precautions to protect our skin, people who need to be especially careful in the sun are those who have:
blond, red, or light brown hair
been treated for skin cancer
a family member who’s had skin cancer
If you take medicines, ask your health care professional about sun-care precautions; some medications may increase sun sensitivity.
Reduce Time in the Sun
It’s important to limit sun exposure between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., when the sun’s rays are strongest. Even on an overcast day, up to 80 percent of the sun’s UV rays can get through the clouds. Stay in the shade as much as possible throughout the day.
Dress with Care
Wear clothes that protect your body. If you plan on being outside on a sunny day, cover as much of your body as possible. Wear a wide-brimmed hat, long sleeves, and pants. Sun-protective clothing is now available. However, FDA only regulates such products if the manufacturer intends to make a medical claim. Consider using an umbrella for shade.
Be Srious About Sunscreen
Check product labels to make sure you get the following:
a “sun protection factor” (SPF) of 15 or more. SPF represents the degree to which a sunscreen can protect the skin from sunburn.
“broad spectrum” protection—sunscreen that protects against all types of skin damage caused by sunlight
water resistance—sunscreen that stays on your skin longer, even if it gets wet. Reapply water-resistant sunscreens as instructed on the label
Tips for Applying Sunscreen:
Apply the recommended amount evenly to all uncovered skin, especially your lips, nose, ears, neck, hands, and feet.
Apply sunscreen 15 minutes before going out in the sun.
If you don’t have much hair, apply sunscreen to the top of your head, or wear a hat.
Reapply at least every two hours.
Give babies and children extra care in the sun. Ask a health care professional before applying sunscreen to children under 6 months old.
Apply sunscreen to children older than 6 months every time they go out.
Protect the Eyes
Sunlight reflecting off snow, sand, or water further increases exposure to UV radiation and increases your risk of developing eye problems. Tips for eye-related sun safety include:
When buying sunglasses, look for a label that specifically offers 99 to 100 percent UV protection.
Eyewear should be labeled “sunglasses.” Otherwise, you can’t be sure they will offer enough protection.
Ask an eye care professional to test your sunglasses if you don’t know their level of UV protection.
People who wear contact lenses that offer UV protection should still wear sunglasses.
Wraparound sunglasses offer the most protection.
Children should wear real sunglasses (not toy sunglasses!) that indicate the UV protection level.
At the office of Dr. Bishara and The Paragon Med Spa we want to help you take care of your skin and rejuvinate it as needed. Most people already have some sort of sun damage for improper sun protection. Please contact our office to ask about our Skinceutical skin care line and sunscreens, as well as our Paragon Med Spa services. We offer many treatments that can help you rejuvinate your skin. Call (817) 473-2120 for more information on click on the button below.
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Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Mark A. Bishara, M.D., serving Fort Worth, Arlington, and the surrounding area.
... I wouldn’t go anywhere else! I have been coming to Britt, faithfully, for two years now. My skin has never looked or felt better! She is amazing! Dr. Bishara is compassionate and detailed in every facet of his procedures. I could not be more pleased with my services provided by this office and staff!read more
... I appreciated the time and information provided during my visit. I was excited by the prospects of making some small changes at an affordable cost with such an incredible doctor. The facilities and the staff are very inviting. You feel welcomed and at ease from the minute you walk in the door.read more
... After years of putting it off and searching for the right place I finally went and got laser hair removal. Michelle was amazing, she took care of everything I needed, and went the extra mile to make sure I would leave happy. It was actually near painless, I’m so happy I chose this place!read more
... I had a great experience from day 1. At the consultation everyone was so welcoming and made me feel comfortable. Dr. Bishar has exceptional bedside manner. The day of my surgery Erin made me feel at ease about the whole procedure. Thank you to everyone that cared for me before, during and after my procedure. I'm very please with my results and would definitely recommend Dr Bishara to anyone.read more
... I go every month for a hydra-facial with Brit. I gave also seen Dr Bishara for a couple of things. The atmosphere of Paragon Spa is lovely and relaxing. The staff is polite and friendly. I would highly recommend any of the services provided through Paragon.read more
... The esthetician, she is so informative! She really takes the time to explain on which service is best for my needs. We try to even make my $ stretch, as we know it is pricey to have a great complexion. Thank you, and I look forward to my monthly visits!read more
... I have been going to Dr. Bisharas Office for almost 4 years now and I love this place. The staff is always very kind and helpful. Britt has been there from the very start and she is Great!👍🏻
Dr. Mark Bisharas is one of the Best at what he does. He is a very sweet and compassionate person and really wants to make you happy with yourself and that is exactly why I go to him. He will take the time to listen to your needs and tries to help you accomplish what you set out to accomplish. He makes everyone feel like they are his only patient and I love that about him. Definitely would highly recommend this place! Ginnie 😊read more
... The front office personnel were very accommodating and made me feel comfortable. The doctor took his time during our consultation and was very thorough, I never felt rushed and I felt well taken care of with his advice and expertise!! I’m so happy already with my results!!read more
... First time coming to this place. It was very nice and clean. Customer service is great. I met Britt and she is awesome on my first visit. Would recommend anyone to her or this place. I am getting laser hair treatment and my first visit has been a great experience. Nothing negative to say here.read more
... I had my 1st hydrafacial performed by Britt. She was welcoming and educated on the facial. I'm picky with whom I normally get my facials from so to feel comfortable by her was a huge relief.read more
... Dr. Bishara is a genuine person who really listens and cares about his patients. All of the staff there couldn't be any nicer and they along with Dr. Bishara make each visit very comfortable and stress free. I would highly encourage anyone who is interested in any of their services the offer to try them out and can guarantee you wont be disappointed. Thank you to all who work there!read more
... It’s always a pleasure visiting the office of Dr. Bishara. From the courteous staff to Dr.Bishara’s warm mannerisms you feel right at home immediately. Technically, Dr.Bishara is the BEST. He always knows what I need and the best treatment that would satisfy my needs. I trust him and for me that is important. You can’t go wrong with him!read more
... I had my first appointment today, and I was extremely impressed with the staff. The receptionist was friendly, and answered all my questions...Warm and friendly personality. I encountered other members of the staff but the names eludes me. Blame my age. However, they were friendly and helpful. Dr B’s “bedside manner” was impeccable! I have NO complaints, and I am happy to find a “new home” for my cosmetic needs.Thank you! You ladies and Dr B rock!read more
... Dr Bishara’s office staff is amazing. I have had the hydro facials and pixel laser and have had fabulous results. Angela is so amazing with the work she does and so full of information to help with my beauty regiment. Love this facility!!read more
... Angela is truly a facial skincare guru! She is amazing, she discuss with me all my concerns, what to expect, and how to properly take care of my skin. The hydrafacial i received was not only the most relaxing experience that i have ever received. After the facial Angela went over product that my skin would benefit from. I can't wait to go backread more
... Dr. Bishara told me my hair transplant would change my life....and It did... Financially! 15K and my hair looks about the same 15 months after the transplant. I do have limited growth in the procedure areas but not the thick or full coverage I expected. I am disappointed to say the least and now stuck with the option of shaving my investment..
During a follow up consultation in July 2018 (procedure done May 2017) Dr. Bishara said I had continued to have hair loss and asked me what I was doing to counter the continued hair loss.... Nothing was my answer because this was not discussed until now. I really think this is his go to excuse... Some of his other reviews say the same! I would think this would be something that should be discussed extensively as a possibility before the procedure and not after, but that might be bad for business! When I brought up the fact that Dr. Bishara had given me his word that he always makes things right... He told me he felt we had exhausted my donor area and that another transplant would not be an option... If you are considering a hair transplant I would think long and hard about what your expectations are and ask whatever doctor you use, what is the worst case scenario for me and options if the procedure does not give you the results you expect!read more
... Doctor’s bedside manner was great, but the staff from beginning to end, treated me like a number, eager to get me in and out so they can go about their stuff. Im new to all of these procedures, and this is a small business, so I was expecting more sincere genuine care from them. I also didn’t see any results, not even after several treatments. I did everything that was recommended. I’m so upset that I don’t even want to call and complain because I know it wouldn’t matter to a place like this. They never followed up with me to see how my results turned out. A business that cares and who want efficient work for their patients always make sure you’re happy. especially when thousands of dollars is wasted. I do
not recommend them.read more
... Extremely unprofessional! Doctor has no bed side manner and works on people appearance judges them. But yet he is sloopy and doesn't take care of his own self. The staff always seems so unhappy. I would avoid the place at all cost.read more
... For hair restoration, this is the absolute last place you want to be. He is not an expert, he is only good at selling you that he is. He has good bedside manner but do not let that fool you (He fooled me. I thought I had found a great doctor but I was so wrong). He is extremely dishonest when reviewing results. He promises the world then only delivers 10% of what he promised. When you call him out on it, he blames you the patient for the poor results... it is so distasteful, it makes me sick to my stomach that I trusted him. I had multiple surgeries with this doctor, I was foolish to trust him but I did and still came away with terrible results. I want other people to avoid that experience which is why I am writing this review.People who are losing their hair are already in enough pain then you go to a doctor thinking you can trust them to help your situation but instead Dr. Bishara exploits you, compounding that pain. He may respond to this review refuting it or trying to explain away what happened to me, that is expected.Go see a doctor who specializes in hair restoration not someone who buys an expensive machine and does hair on the side to make more money. Find a good doctor and do not make an emotional decision like I did by going with the first doctor you visit because you just want to get more hair right away.You do not have to take my word for it but I hope it leads you to more research for your own hair restoration.(My name is not on the review because this is a private medical matter)read more
... Very disappointed of this place, if you want to do something to feel better and look good this is not the right place, go to a real doctor that care about his patients not only for the money, this doctor only made me lose my Money is sad people like him we call them doctors I am very disappointed how he treaded me and he dint do what I ask him to do even if a show him picture and still leave my bumps and bruises if u r planing get something done please do not go to this place u will regret when u see that u money went to the trash and he will never going to help u or fix something that he having doing wrong, and honestly I do not want you to feel like I do, I don’t want this happen to you, I hope before u got here think twice and no later be sad like I’m is so many places and I’m sure so many real Doctors that cares for their patients. I went to this place and ask nicely to fix what he did wrong he couldn’t help me or do anything about it. So please please think twice before u go to this place and see Doctor Mark A Bishara .read more
... I met with Dr. Bishara for a consult for breast augmentation today. The whole experience was WONDERFUL and far exceeded my expectations!!! The office staff is friendly and everyone makes you feel so comfortable. Dr. Bishara is very professional and answered most of my questions before I even had a chance to ask them. I was very impressed with his bedside manner and the implementation of current technology.Thank you Dr. Bishara and staff for helping me feel completely assured that I am making a great decision. I am so excited to take the next step in being a better version of me!!!read more