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Sammamish Center - Newsletter - April 2009

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Face Forward
Health & Beauty News and Tips
"Beauty is the promise of happiness." -Stendhal

Face Forward 
Health & Beauty News and Tips
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Botox isn't only about Beauty


Special Medical Alert

H1N1 Flu Infection also known as the "Swine" Flu.
The United States Government has declared a public health emergency in the United States. The symptoms of swine flu in people are similar to the symptoms of regular human seasonal influenza and include fever,
lethargy,  lack of appetite and coughing. Some people with swine flu also have reported runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. If you feel that you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them. For more information, please see
http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu .




Please join us!!
If you are on Facebook, please search for Sammamish Facial
and click to become a fan. In the future, we will be using
Facebook as a way to communicate to our clients to announce
events and special prices for our many aesthetic services.  
Also if you like to write, please add a thought or two on the
discussion board.  We are always happy to hear from you!!  


Your Muscles and Botox

Contrary to popular belief, when Botox is administered to a  patient, the muscle doesn't really "atrophy" in the same sense as what happens with total paralysis. With paralysis
there are No nerve impulses coming to the muscle; with Botox,
however, there are still some nerve impulses going to the muscle.
The muscle is less potent but still works.  So when a patient stops
using Botox, the muscle activity will return.



Sammamish Spring Specials!!!

$50 off HydraFacial         $75 off Photorejuvernation (IPL)
$30 off Laser Hair Removal (one treatment) any area.
12 per unit for BOTOX®-administered by
Henri P. Gaboriau MD
$10 per unit for BOTOX®-administered by
Janie Dufault ARNP, Nurse Practitioner.
Offer extended to May 30th.

Offer expires May 31st.


Henri's Wine Pick of the Crop!  

Celadon (Topanga Vineyards) Grenache Blanc 2007
Celadon (Topanga Vineyards) Grenache Blanc 2007 is a white wine with presence and imagination that I find has the luscious full body of a very ripe white peach.  It tends to have some acidity and a nice balance of minerals. And while it is not too heavy, it is strong enough to stand up to my fragrant chicken and peppers.-Henri P. Gaboriau M.D., FACS


Deluxe Skin Care Kits!

Dr. Gaboriau is now offering his own skin care line!
This Deluxe Skin care line has everything
you need to establish your own skin care regimen:
·    Cleanser
·    Retinol gel
·    Eye cream
·    Glycolic pads (weekly use)
·    Anti-oxidant day cream.
This kit includes only high-grade medical skin care products.  Easy instructions are included. Even if you have never had a skin regimen, there is everything you will need to create your own.




Sammamish Office Hours

The Medical office:
Monday: 8am- 6pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
(Day is usually reserved for major surgeries only)
Wednesday: 8am- 6 pm
Thursday: 8am - 6pm
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED
The Medical Spa:
The spa is open from Monday through Saturday.
Hours are extended, but vary, so call to check!


Issue: # 14                                                    April 30,  2009

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Patients:

Greetings! This month, I have three very important announcements that I want to make. First, in response to an intensifying outbreak in the United States caused by a new influenza virus of swine origin, if you have been traveling in Mexico during the past seven days, we will have to ask you not to come into our office.  This also means you should not come into the office if you have been in contact with anyone who has been to Mexico during the past seven days.  I am very sorry about having to take this action but it is for all of our safety. If you feel sick, stay home and limit your contact with others. For more information about the H1N1 Flu Infection, also known as the "Swine Flu," please see our special alert.

Second, some of you may be aware of my involvement with the Face, Heart and Mind Foundation. The Foundation provides free plastic surgery and mental health counseling to children who have been injured as the result of child abuse.  The Foundation is a 501C3 non-profit, but just recently it was granted public foundation status by the IRS. Anytime you are aware of a young person who can benefit from the foundation's work, then please contact me! Also keep in mind that any contribution that you make is completely tax deductible. For more information, please scroll below.

Another important announcement has to do with the new Federal Trade Commission (FTC) "Red Flags Rule" involving identity theft.  Starting August 1st, 2009, when scheduling an appointment for a new patient or when scheduling an appointment for an already established patient who has not been to the Sammamish Center for more than a year, we will be requiring patients to show their valid photo with their current address. We are now obligated by Federal law to take this important step to protect your identity!  So if you haven't been in to see us in more than a year, please take this opportunity to stop by to say hello!

In this month's issue of Face Forward, I thought it would be interesting for you to learn more about Botox, which is now being used for many reasons, ranging from controlling perspiration to treating Migraine headaches.  For this month, I have picked a very delicious dish, my Fragrant Curried Chicken and Peppers. The wine I have selected is a white--Celadon (Topanga Vineyards) Grenache Blanc 2007. We have a wellness tip by the Sammamish-based Nutritionist Deborah Enos. If you are a Facebook user, please search for Sammamish Facial and be our friend!

Kindest Regards,
Henri P. Gaboriau M.D., FACS


Botox and the many ways it can be used

The F.D.A. has approved Botox to treat four problems: eye muscle disorders, neck muscle disorders, excessive sweating and eyebrow furrows. Botox is being successfully used as a treatment for people with frequent migraines. In these cases, Botox is injected around the head and neck. Botox is being used as an antidote for speech impediments caused by vocal cord problems. In these instances, Botox is injected into the larynx. There are also instances in which Botox has been used as a novel product to reduce oily skin and skin redness.  Allergan, the pharmaceutical company that owns Botox, has applied for patents on more than 90 different types of treatments. Every day, physicians are finding new ways to use Botox!


The Beauty About Botox®


As a person ages, the most common wrinkles appear between the eyebrows, across the forehead, on the cheeks near the outer corners of the eyes "crow's feet", and around the mouth "smoker's lines".  Botox can soften and sometimes eliminate these wrinkles by weakening the muscles causing them.  The use of Botox before wrinkles get too deep can often prevent them altogether. Botox is injected into specific muscles to temporarily disable the muscle action.  The average injection will last for approximately 3-4 months. 


Is Botox safe?

Fom time to time, there has been mention of Botox® having caused death. The majority of these cases were being treated for Cerebral Palsy and other neurological disorders.  The doses being injected were given during a scientific study and were massive by cosmetic standards. Just to give you an example,  the doses used in the scientific study were in the range of up to 700 units.  For cosmetic purposes we use a maximum of 75 units.  Usually we only use 20 to 40 units.  It is very important that you trust that the person who is administering Botox is using the official Botox from Allergan and not a non-FDA look-a-like product. I only approve of using the bonafide Botox® manufactured by Allergan. -HPG          



Face, Heart and Mind Foundation  
Helping Children to Become Whole

The Face, Heart and Mind Foundation is a holistic recovery program created to provide much needed support to children who suffer from physical and emotional scarring as a result of child abuse or neglect. Founded in 2002 by Dr. Henri P. Gaboriau, Director of Sammamish Center for Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and Jim Silsby, Director of Development for Boys and Girls Town of Missouri, the Face, Heart and Mind Foundation provides pro bono reconstructive plastic surgery and mental health counseling to children.   The pu rpose of the Face, Heart and Mind Foundation is to provide the comprehensive healing experience necessary for victims of abuse to live a full, happy and productive life. The Face, Heart and Mind Foundation is a 501C3 nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible. The Face, Heart and Mind Foundation is the only program that offers children this kind of help. For more information, please see http://www.faceheartmind.org .                Send donations to:

Face, Heart and Mind Foundation
816 F Street SE
Auburn, WA 98002
(253) 394-5005



Henri's Fragrant Curried Chicken and Peppers

30 min prep| 1 hr 20 min cook time | SERVES 2 to 4


1/2 cup all-purpose flour                    

1/2 tablespoon paprika

1 teaspoon  salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 (3-pound) chicken , cut into serving pieces

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons butter

1 cup chopped yellow onion

1 cup chopped green bell pepper

1 cup chopped red bell pepper

1  tablespoon curry powder

1/4 teaspoon dried ground thyme

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

2 tablespoons chopped garlic

3 cups canned whole peeled tomatoes, crushed, and their juices

1/2 cup chicken stock or chicken  broth

1/2 tablespoon brown sugar

1/2 cup golden raisins

6 slices of bacon

Steamed Basmati rice, as accompaniment

3 ounces toasted slivered almonds, for garnish

1.     In a large shallow dish, combine the flour, paprika, 1/2 teaspoon
of the salt, and the black pepper and stir to blend. Coat the chicken
pieces on all sides in the flour mixture,.
2.     In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil and 1 tablespoon of the
butter over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken in batches until browned. Set aside and drain.
3.     In a small pan cook the bacon until brown and crisp. Set aside and drain.
4.     Melt the remaining 1 tablespoon butter in the pan. Add the onions, bell peppers, curry powder, thyme, and red pepper flakes. Cook stirring, until the vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until lightly brown.
5.     Add the tomatoes and their juices, the chicken broth, sugar, and
remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir to blend and reduce the heat to medium. Add the cooked chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until the meat is tender but not falling from the bones, about 30 minutes.
6.     Add the raisins and stir through the chicken mixture. Add the bacon in lengthwise strips to sit on top. Cook at low heat or simmer for 30 minutes longer.
7.     Steam or boil basmati rice (about 4 cups cooked) to serve on the side.
8.     Remove from the heat and adjust the seasoning, to taste. Serve hot over the steamed white rice. Garnish with the almonds and serve. Serves 4.
I love this chicken recipe, but I must admit that even though not everyone is crazy about curry, it is one spice I cannot live without.  So if curry is not your preference, the curry can be eliminated and the stew will have an altogether different flavor. However, if you truly love curry you can increase the proportion and add up to two whole rounded tablespoons instead of only one tablespoon. I like to serve this chicken dish with Tandoori Naan in any shape or flavor and fresh asparagus, which is in season right now!  Bon Appetit!!   -Henri P. Gaboriau M.D., FACS


Wellness Tip: Deborah Enos, CN

RE: Top it off with Almonds!

According to certified nutritionist Deborah Enos and author of
The One-Minute Wellness Coach, "Almonds have been shown to decrease cholesterol levels by 14% when three ounces are eaten daily.  Most of the fat in almonds is unsaturated and contains no cholesterol. Almonds are full of folic acid, and folic acid has been shown to lower homocystein (this substance has been shown to cause fatty build-up in arteries.) Eat a small handful each day, or try switching from peanut butter to almond butter."


About Henri P. Gaboriau M.D., FACS
Originally from France, Dr. Henri P. Gaboriau obtained his first medical degree at the School of Medicine in Paris. He then transferred to Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, La., where he received his second medical degree in 1994. He stayed at Tulane Medical Center to do his residency in the field of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. Following his residency, Dr. Gaboriau moved to Seattle to do a Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Washington.  In 2000, he opened the Sammamish Center for Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is currently the director of this facility. Dr. Gaboriau is expert in all aspects of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and has over 12 years of experience and expertise that ranges from the traditional face-lift, eyelid surgery, and nose surgery to the advanced endoscopic forehead lift.  (For his complete bio and list of credentials, please see http://www.sammamishfacial.com).

For questions or comments, please reply to practicemanager@sammamishfacial.com

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