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 to make an appointment and ensure that you enjoy the holidays knowing that you truly look your best!

Some people are going to ‘unusual’ lengths to stop summer sweating. They’re putting needles full of toxins straight into their armpits.
Jim Lawson is a guy who sweats a lot in the summer. It doesn’t bother him when he’s out on his bike–he’s an avid rider–but when he’s at work giving a presentation or trying to lure new clients, it’s a different story.
“I get pretty nervous when I’m in a meeting with several people, and it always bothered me that I’d get all sweaty,” said the Dallas insurance salesman.
So every few months, he gets Botox injections in his armpits.
“It definitely helps. I don’t sweat so much,” he said “This just gives me a bit more confidence, I know I’m not going to get sweaty, my shirt won’t look wet.”
It’s a growing trend in Dallas.
People expect to sweat when they’re working out, but they don’t want to sweat in a professional environment. When they’re giving a presentation or have a big meeting at work.
Many male clients don’t call it Botox…they call it Brotox.
Botox is a toxin, and it must be kept cool. It works by blocking the nerve transmitters that cause sweating. A treatment is effective for up to six months.
Botox in the underarm area isn’t a new thing. Doctors have been using this as a tool against excessive sweating for a long time, actually,” said The Dallas Morning News medical expert Dr. Seema Yasmin.
“For some people it can cause swelling, redness, severe itching in the underarm area. And also because Botox paralyzes muscles, it can weaken the muscles in the underarm area,” she said.
Lawson says it’s worth every penny. And after two dozen tiny needle-pricks, he’s as confident closing new clients as he is riding around town.
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Algunas personas van a longitudes ‘inusuales’ para detener la sudoración verano. Están poniendo agujas llenas de toxinas directamente en sus axilas.
Jim Lawson es un tipo que suda mucho en el verano. No le molesta cuando sale en su bicicleta – él es un piloto ávido – pero cuando está en el trabajo de dar una presentación o tratar de atraer a nuevos clientes, es una historia diferente.
“Me pongo muy nervioso cuando estoy en una reunión con varias personas, y siempre me molestó que me ponía todo sudado”, dijo el vendedor de seguros de Dallas.
Así que cada pocos meses, se pone las inyecciones de Botox en las axilas.
“Definitivamente ayuda. Yo no sudo mucho”, dijo “Esto me da un poco más de confianza, sé que no voy a conseguir sudoroso, mi camisa no se verá mojado.”
Es una tendencia creciente en Dallas.
La gente espera a sudar cuando están trabajando, pero que no quieren a sudar en un ambiente profesional. Cuando le están dando una presentación o tener una gran reunión en el trabajo.
Muchos clientes masculinos no lo llaman Botox … lo llaman Brotox.
Botox es una toxina, y debe mantenerse fresco. Funciona mediante el bloqueo de los transmisores nerviosos que causan sudoración. Un tratamiento es efectivo hasta por seis meses.
“Botox en el área de la axila no es una cosa nueva. Los médicos han estado usando esto como una herramienta contra la sudoración excesiva durante mucho tiempo, en realidad”, dijo el experto médico Dallas Morning News el Dr. Seema Yasmin.
“Para algunas personas puede causar hinchazón, enrojecimiento, picazón severa en el área de la axila. Y también porque Botox paraliza los músculos, puede debilitar los músculos en el área de la axila,” dijo ella.
Lawson dice que vale la pena cada centavo. Y después de dos docenas de pequeños piquetes de agujas, que es tan seguro de cerrar nuevos clientes como él está montando alrededor de la ciudad.

What treatment options do I have for excessive underarm sweating?  There are a few at the office of Dr. Bishara and The Paragon Plastic Surgery & Med Spa

Can Botox Treatments Help?
BOTOX® neurotoxin treatment helps control the symptoms of severe underarm sweating when topical medicines do not work well enough by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, the severe sweating stops. BOTOX® injections are expected to temporarily stop the production of excessive sweat in the treated areas only. Sweat continues to be produced elsewhere.Where does the sweat go? Your sweat doesn’t go anywhere or get backed up because the sweat simply is not produced in the areas treated with BOTOX®. Remember, the rest of your body is free to produce moisture normally.

How it Works: miraDry is a safe, clinically proven, FDA-cleared solution for significantly reducing underarm sweat. It’s an outpatient procedure performed in our office, and it doesn’t involve any surgical incisions or cuts. miraDry works by delivering precisely controlled electromagnetic energy to the underarm area, eliminating the underarm sweat glands.
Two procedures are typically recommended, 3 months apart, to maximize the quality and duration of results. Each appointment generally lasts about an hour.
miraDry is the only FDA-cleared procedure that provides a lasting reduction of underarm sweat in a completely non-invasive way. Other treatment options, including antiperspirants and toxins, aim to temporarily disable the sweat glands for varying lengths of time – requiring repeat treatments to maintain effectiveness. Other options involve surgery, which poses inherent risks.
Please call our office for more information at (817) 473-2120 on how treatments can help eliminate excessive underarm sweating.