2013 Awards: Youth Preservers

The Best Supercharged Antioxidant-Based Line is SkinCeuticals.  And Dr. Mark Bishara and The Paragon Plastic Surgery & Med Spa offer the SkinCeuticals line in both of our office locations.

What does an antioxidant do for my skin?

Antioxidants provide protection from free radicals that cause damage deep within the skin. Unlike sunscreens that protect skin from UV rays, antioxidants prevent skin damage caused by other environmental aggressors such as infrared radiation, pollution, cigarette smoke, alcohol, and more. SkinCeuticals antioxidants have also been proven to reverse skin damage, including fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation.

Why are SkinCeuticals products different?

SkinCeuticals products are backed by science from the first stages of their development through the packaging of the final formulations. Extensive medical-grade clinical testing that proves our products’ efficacy sets SkinCeuticals apart from other cosmeceutical brands on the market. One of the first lines to employ antioxidants, the premise of this science-heavy brand is to prevent, protect and correct from the 
outside in.
Please call our office at (817) 473-2120 and set up a skin care consultation with one of our aestheticians.  They can tell you which SkinCeuticals products will be best for your skin.

The holiday season with all its parties, family gatherings, and New Year’s resolutions can be stressful for men and women of all ages because this is typically a special time when they want to look and feel their best despite all the stress frequently associated with holiday events.
Dr. Mark A. Bishara, M.D. P.A. and his staff at The Paragon Plastic Surgery and Medspa can help each individual man or woman look and feel their best for all holiday events coming up.  Dr. Bishara takes the time to cultivate individual relationships with his patients in order to assure that they receive their desired look.  He uses the term “patient” because he says, “I feel the term patient is a more personal and appropriate term because I am working with people in personal ways.”
In his new state-of-the art facility completed in 2014, he offers the full gamut of cosmetic procedures such as robotic hair restoration, breast augmentation, tummy tuck and a variety of laser procedures. The calming music and soothing décor of his new facility create an atmosphere to ease the nerves of any anxious patient.  “Sometimes patients come in extremely nervous, and my goal is to provide a calming, relaxing environment to reduce their anticipated anxiety,” he said.  Additionally, Dr. Bishara takes the time to listen, discuss and explain all treatment options before outlining an appropriate treatment plan.
In his Paragon office in Mansfield, Dr. Mark A. Bishara, M.D. P.A. offers “Wrinkle-Free Wednesday.”  Patients can come in for Botox and Xeomin treatments at discounted rates.  It’s easy to see why this is the most popular and busiest day of the week for Dr. Mark A. Bishara, M.D. P.A. and his staff.  He treats hundreds of patients seeking these non-invasive, preventive procedures from 8am until 8pm.  “We go through enough Botox to remove every single wrinkle from an elephant’s skin,” he grinned, “but my goal is for them to still look like themselves,” he explained.
Also, as an AAAHC certified facility and dual trained surgeon, he can provide acute care as well as cosmetic surgical services.  His goal is to make sure that every patient’s needs are satisfactorily and effectively met.  In the spirit of giving this holiday season, Dr. Mark A. Bishara, M.D. P.A. plans to open a combined clinic that will offer reduced rates for general surgical procedures including lumpectomy, advanced laparoscopic hernia and gallbladder procedures, and varicose vein ablation.
“The current medical system in this country is not sustainable.  Hospitals and surgery centers charging $11,000 for a 15-minute procedure is simply not feasible when it could be offered at a more reasonable price,” he said.  These large centers are sometimes bound to hold pricing high due their contracted rates with insurance companies.  As a responsible physician, he wants to provide clinical services that promote and foster a medical system that is sustainable and affordable.  That is why he has announced the addition of four advanced laparoscopic surgeons to the staff at the Paragon Surgery Center in Mansfield.  Surgical procedures are now being offered to all patients state-wide for a cash price that is often less than some deductible plans.  Although this system is intended to be cash based, some patients will still be able to submit the charges for reimbursement through their out of network benefits.
As his services continue to grow and expand, Dr. Mark A. Bishara, M.D. P.A. has two other locations for the convenience of his patients; Southlake and North Park.
As the holiday season and the new year approach, let Dr. Bishara and his staff help you look and feel your best.  Call one of his three convenient locations at 817-473-2120 or email appointments@markbisharamd.com to make an appointment and ensure that you enjoy the holidays knowing that you truly look your best!

Small and fine, a line tends to occur from repeated muscle movement that etches a slight mark into the skin.  Those who smile, frown or squint a lot develop fine lines earlier than those who don’t make these facial expressions as often.  When skin is young it snaps back into place, but as we get older it loses elasticity, so that ability to spring back becomes harder and less frequent, causing more premature lines.
Thicker and more dramatic in nature, wrinkles are noticeable folds, ridges and creases in skin.  Wrinkles can be caused by age, collagen and elastin breakdown, too much sun exposure, medications and dry, dehydrated skin.  Wrinkles are different from lines in that they are more diffuse throughout the face.
When a Line turns into a Wrinke
A line can turn into a wrinkle, especially when left untreated.  A fine line occasionally deepens over time, turning into a wrinkle due to further breakdown of collagen.  Just like how a line can develop into a wrinkle, a wrinkle can reverse into a line when it’s reduced with the right treatment, making it less apparent.
Ways to Reduce Wrinkles

En Espanol
Pequeño y fino, una línea tiende a ocurrir de movimiento muscular repetido que graba una ligera marca en la piel. Los que sonreír, fruncir el ceño o entrecerrar los ojos mucho desarrollar las líneas de expresión antes que aquellos que no hacen estas expresiones faciales tan a menudo. Cuando la piel es joven que encaje en su lugar, pero a medida que envejecemos, pierde elasticidad, por lo que la capacidad para saltar de nuevo se vuelve más difícil y menos frecuentes, causando líneas más prematuros.
Una arruga
Arrugas gruesas y más dramáticos en la naturaleza, son pliegues notables, crestas y pliegues en la piel. Las arrugas pueden ser causadas por la edad, el colágeno y la elastina desglose, demasiada exposición al sol, los medicamentos y la piel seca y deshidratada. Las arrugas son diferentes de las líneas en que son más difusa a lo largo de la cara.
Cuando una línea se convierte en un Wrinke
Una línea puede convertirse en una arruga, sobre todo cuando no se trata. Una línea fina de vez en cuando se profundiza con el tiempo, convirtiéndose en una arruga debido a una mayor descomposición del colágeno. Al igual que cómo una línea puede convertirse en una arruga, una arruga puede invertir en una línea cuando se reduce con el tratamiento adecuado, por lo que es menos evidente.
Formas de reducir las arrugas
Evite el solUse protector solar
No fumeObtener un buen sueño
Duerma boca arriba
No Estrabismo
Coma más pescado y soja
Coma más frutas y verduras
Usar crema hidratante
No más de lavarse la caraLos ácidos alfa hidroxi (AHA)Los retinoides (incluyendo Retin A)La vitamina C tópicaFactores de crecimientoBotoxRellenosLáser / rejuvenecimiento con luz
Peeling Químico
La microdermabrasión

Who says you have to look (or act) your age? At The Paragon Plastic Surgery & Med Spa, we offer a broad range of anti-aging therapies and treatments—including everything from state-of-the-art laser treatments to fillers, injectables, and great skin care products. We offer a variety of treatments designed to combat the signs of aging and sun damage and Fall is the best season.

Ready for some Autumn Awesomeness? Revitalize your skin from the summer sun this Fall
* Microdermabrasion Treatments- This treatment preps your skin for the upcoming blustery winter and gets rid of the dead skin from the summer
* SkinCeuticals Chemical Peels–  choose between the SkinCeuticals Micropeel, SkinCeuticals Micropeel Sensitive, SkinCeuticals Micropeel Plus and SkinCeuticals Pigment Balancing Masque.  Multiple treatments may be recommended.
* VIPeel- A facial peel for ALL complexions. It helps to improve the appearance of acne, unwanted pigmentation and melasma. It is the only peel of its kind to contain a synergistic blend of TCA, Retin-A, Salicylic Acid, Phenol, and Vitamin C. It gives great results in as little as one treatment.
* Laser 360- Using 3 cutting-edge technologies, Laser360 is a non-invasive, comfortable procedure that provides lasting results in just 60 days through a series of office visits. These skin tightening treatments are safe, comfortable and effective without surgery or down time.
* Fotofacial- Targets and treats unwanted discolorations, pigmentation, broken capillaries, age spots and sun damage. Also lessens the appearance of rosacea, fine lines and wrinkles. A series of 4-6 is recommended.
* Laser Hair Removal- Laser hair removal is ideal for patients with dark hair and light skin, although nearly anyone with unwanted facial or body hair can benefit from this procedure. This procedure can be performed on the lip, chin, neck, back, arms, legs, bikini area and more.
* Laser Tattoo Removal- Highly precise lasers can 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 harmlessly by the body. Tattoos fade by 95% or more over the course of multiple treatments. 8-10 treatments is recommended every 6-8 weeks.
The summer heat can not only dehydrate you but also soak in the moisture from your skin, making it dry and frail. This Fall remove the sun damage and rectify uneven tone caused due to the sun.  Please call our office at (817) 473-2120  for more information on our Med Spa services.

There you are, living your life and so proud that you’ve gotten into the habit of using daily sunscreen, when one day you look down and, What? Are those sun spots on my feet?
Sorry, but yeah, probably. It’s so easy to consistently miss spots either accidentally or because you don’t think they get enough sun exposure to warrant sunscreen application. And since sun damage is cumulative (five minutes here, 10 there, over the course of a lifetime really adds up), it’s super important to take extra care to cover neglected skin as to keep your entire face and body looking young and fresh for as long as possible.
We’ve zeroed in on three body parts where sun damage commonly sneaks up. If you already see damage there, you can take steps to undo it, and if you don’t, then there’s no time like the present to take a proactive approach.
Spotty Chest
Why: V-necks, sheer fabric and itty bitty bikinis leave the vulnerable skin on your chest exposed to regular UV assault. Even sporadic exposure from the car or walking in and out of buildings contributes to this damage and discoloration.
What to do: Targeted products with brightening ingredients such as kojic acid, licorice extract, soy or niacinamide can help. Follow your normal skincare routine, but bring it down to the chest, and daily sunscreen is key to keep the spots from getting darker. For even more prevention, cover up with a scarf while dining outside or at sporting events.
Discolored Hairline
Why: So, you have a mysterious brown headband up at the top of your forehead? This is a common issue because the top of the forehead gets a lot of sun exposure, but people don’t like putting sunscreen there because it makes the hair greasy.
What to do: The best way to prevent this is with a hat, but at the very least, be sure to blend your sunscreen all the way up to your hairline. Matte or cream-to-powder formulas won’t gunk up your hair. To fade discoloration, the same ingredients that work on your chest (see above) work here, and additionally, chemical peels and IPL treatments in a derm’s office can help. Severe cases could benefit from a prescription retinoid or hydroquinone.
Old Feet
Why: Anyone who loves the freedom of wearing flip flops is prone to haggard feet, and the skin there is thinner than on the legs. Sun damage here can range from rough texture and fine lines to pigment changes.
What to do: Apply sunscreen and let it dry before slipping into sandals. Sunscreen formulated for active lifestyles and sports stays put longer, and handy sprays make it easy to coat your legs and feet. At night, wash and scrub your feet thoroughly and apply foot cream to keep skin soft and young.
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