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Newsletter - August 2008

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"Beauty is the promise of happiness." -Stendhal


Coming Soon! In September!!
Tunable Fractional Resurfacing 

In September this new laser will soon arrive at our facility!
ProFractional Treatment Goals Can Include:
·    Removing visible signs of skin damage
·    Rejuvenating dermal collagen matrix for improvement in wrinkles, scars, pigmentation, tone and texture
·    Providing quick, effective treatments and short downtime
·    Customizing solutions to suit each patient's individual needs


Spotlight on  Imagine!  Friday Aug 29thnick verreos headshot

Imagine! Design Expo
Friday, August 29th 7pm to 11pm
Hosted by the International Academy of Design & Technology - Seattle
Gala Event to showcase finest Northwest Creative Talent!
Auction proceeds will benefit the Face, Heart and Mind Foundation.
Location:  IADT Campus, 645 Andover Park West, Seattle WA 98188
Admission: Students $25, General $30, VIP $50
 Kick off Labor Day Weekend at Imagine!On Friday, August 29th the Academy will launch its latest gala event called Imagine! showcasing a multi-disciplinary approach to design, including the exhibition and work of students from its digital arts, interior design and fashion design programs.  A fashion show and live auction will be included on site at the Tukwila campus under canopies and in tents in the same style as the celebrated Fashion Week in New York City.  Nick Verreos and Sweet P. of Bravo TV's Project Runway will host this gala event. http://www.iadtseattle.com or phone 206.575.1865


Mark Your Calendars!!!

Wednesday, October 15th 2008 6 to 9pm

"Feeling Good, Looking Good!"

Hilton Garden Inn
Issaquah, WA

What's New in Health, Beauty and Wellness!


Featuring a Stellar line-up of Health, Wellness and Beauty Experts.  

  • Facial plastic surgeon Henri P. Gaboriau M.D.
  • Nutritionist Deborah Enos CT
  • Style Expert Darcey Howard
  • Psychotherapist Donovan R. Bigelow

Sponsored by the Sammamish Center for Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
For more information, please call 425.898.1228


Henri's Wine Pick of the Crop!

Olsen Estates 2006 Chardonnay

A light Chardonnay with citrusy, light tropical fruit flavors and a crisp finish.  Fresh and aromatic, this Chardonnay is the perfect white wine for a light summer meal!

--Henri P. Gaboriau M.D.     


New Hours in September

The medical office/reception desk:
Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Day is usually reserved for major surgeries only)
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED
The Medical Spa:
Hours are extended, but vary, so call to check




Issue: # 6                                                        August 2008

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Patients:

Greetings!  Happy August and happy sunshine! This month I have a few important announcements.  The Face, Heart and Mind Foundation, which I formed to benefit children, has been invited to be the charity partner for an important event on August 29th. Imagine! Design Expo is being hosted by the International Academy of Design and Technology-Seattle at its Tukwila campus on Friday, August 29th, 7pm to 11pm.  Project Runway's celebrity designers Nick Verreos and Sweet P. will host the fashion show.  All of the proceeds from the event's silent auction will benefit the Face, Heart and Mind Foundation. For more information about the event, please see
http://www.iadtseattle.com/events.asp .

On another note, I want to make a few comments about health, beauty and good skin. The overall beauty of a person's face has a lot to do with having healthy skin.  The skin's health often springs from the inside out. The rule of thumb is to keep healthy by eating the right foods. Bad habits such as smoking, drinking, eating fatty or junk foods, and sun exposure can contribute to the cellular destruction of your skin. These poor activities are the common cause of hard-to-repair damaged skin. If you continue to do these things without controlling or preventing their damaging effects, then you will have difficulty achieving a healthy appearance.

It is very important to let you know that I will be out of the office all next week, starting Monday August 25th and I will be returning to the office the day after Labor Day, Tuesday, September 2nd.  Although I will be gone, our nurse practitioner, Janie Dufault, ARNP will be in next Wednesday, August 27th, for Botox appointments and to see patients who I have already seen in the past.  If you are interested in making an appointment with Janie, please call us at 425.898.1228.

During the summer, we have been open for extended hours and every other Saturday. Starting September 15th we will have a new schedule. Please scroll below for more information. This month we are also happy to include one of my favorite French recipes and my wine pick of the month.  Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 15th when we will be hosting a very special event Feeling Good, Looking Good to talk about what is new in health, wellness and beauty.
Please call us just to say hello or drop by when you are in the neighborhood!

Kindest Regards,

Henri P. Gaboriau MD


The Face, Heart and Mind Foundation
"Helping Children to Become Whole"

 The Face, Heart and Mind Foundation identifies and helps children who suffer from physical and emotional scarring as a direct result of child abuse, domestic violence or parental neglect. The Foundation accomplishes its goals by conducting the necessary research and due diligence to identify these children. The Foundation also plays a high profile role among social service agencies so institutional and private caregivers are made aware of the Foundation's services. The services provided by the Foundation include pro-bono plastic and reconstructive surgery in conjunction with an ongoing and well-defined psychological counseling program. These services are provided to children who have been identified as having a documented need for this type of help. Highly credentialed physicians and mental health professionals donate their services to the Foundation in order to provide children with the comprehensive healing experience necessary to live a full, happy and productive life.  http://www.faceheartmindfoundation.org


Manage Your Skin!  

You have often heard that the skin is the largest organ of the body.  It's true!  Understanding the changes that the body undergoes and the factors impacting skin can encourage us to take precautions to prevent premature aging and to maintain healthy skin. Heredity can determine how fast the skin will age, but a person's lifestyle is the true indicator of how rapidly a skin shows signs of aging. You need to maintain and manage your skin's care the same way you manage your job, your family, your home and your life. If you don't have a skin care regimen in place, think about what you will need to do to make it happen. 



  Favorite Foods for Healthy Skin

There are many popular regimens that include lotions and all sorts of creams applied directly to the skin. Why not work with the foods that will feed your skin from the inside?
The following foods are great for your skin:
1.    Olive Oil. Keep dry skin moist from the inside out. Olive oil helps to prevent flaky skin and helps to diminish wrinkles associated with parched skin.
2.    Dark Leafy Greens. Known for their antioxidants in the fight against aging, they also contain zinc. Zinc helps disable impaired collagen making room for new collagen.
3.    Beets. Contain very high levels of iron.  If you don't consume enough iron, you can be potentially susceptible to having dark circles under your eyes. If beets are not a favorite try drinking their juice or adding to a juice concoction at juice bar.
4.    Winter Squash. Delicata, Butternut, Acorn, Marblehead  just to name a few types of squash. These hard-skinned vegetables contain high levels of antioxidant vitamins A and C and can be very good for your skin!
NOTE: Don't forget to keep your skin hydrated! Drink six to eight glasses of water a day. If you work-out regularly, drink even more.  Drinking enough water consistently is the best thing you can do for your skin!!!


Deborah Enos, Certified Nutritionist

Nutrition Tip

Eat Eggs! They're Small, Tasty, Cheap and
y Nutritious!
According to certified nutritionist Deborah Enos, Until a few years ago, the public was told to limit their intake of eggs due to cholesterol so people turned to egg substitutes to replace their nutritional value. As it turns out, dried eggs actually raise cholesterol. Real eggs don't necessarily raise cholesterol. In fact, real eggs are low in calories, only about 75 per serving, rich in essential minerals, vitamins A, D, B and E, and packed with protein. Eggs are packed with Lutein-the nutrient that helps to prevent age-related macular degeneration. Eggs are full of trace elements, including iron and zinc, which help form red blood cells and boost immunity."                                                                                                                          


Henri's Recipe

Recipe for Henri's Quiche Provencal
"Flavorful and light. Choose the crust of your choice!"
-Henri P. Gaboriau M.D.

15 min | 35 min prep | SERVES 4


1 (9-inch) baked pie shell*

1 medium onion, diced

1/2 cup chopped green pepper

¼ cup of diced shallots

1 tablespoon cooking oil

2 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges

1 cup sliced zucchini

1 tablespoon snipped fresh parsley

1 teaspoon garlic salt

1/2 teaspoon basil leaves, crushed

1/4 teaspoon pepper

6 eggs

1 1/4 cups low-fat milk


In large omelet pan or skillet over medium heat, cook onion, shallots and green pepper in oil until tender but not brown, about 5 minutes.

Stir in tomatoes, zucchini and seasonings.

Cook uncovered an additional 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Drain well. Set aside.

Beat together eggs and milk until well blended.

Pour into pie shell.

Drain vegetables and spoon into the egg mixture.

Bake in preheated 375° F oven until knife inserted near center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes.

Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

*To bake pie shell:

Line unbaked pie shell with 12-inch square of aluminum foil.

Cover rim of shell with edges of foil.

Bake in preheated 450° F oven until lightly browned at edges, 10 to 15 minutes.

Lift out foil.

Cool on wire rack.

Note: If you use a frozen pie shell, it must be deep-dish style.
Although the portions can feed four to six, I like to have the leftovers for the next day! You can serve the quiche with a salad of your choice. My preference is to serve the quiche with Petite Baked Potatoes with Chervil cream. I find a dozen or so of the smallest red or white potatoes, brush them with olive oil, and roast them until they are tender.  Then I heat a ½ cup crème fraiche, add the leaves from 1 large bunch of chervil and pour over the roasted potatoes. Salt and pepper to taste
My favorite summer salad to add to this meal is Blueberry Cucumber Salad!
1/2 lb romaine, torn into bite-size pieces (6 cups)
1 bunch radishes (1/2 lb), trimmed, halved, and thinly sliced (1 cup)
1/2 seedless cucumber thinly sliced
4 scallions, thinly sliced and
½ cup of blueberries.
We should enjoy blueberries and cucumbers while they are in such abundance!! This meal is so simple and so wonderful! Bon Appetit!!  -Henri P. Gaboriau M.D.


About Henri P. Gaboriau MD
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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