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Newsletter - July 2008

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"Beauty is the promise of happiness." -Stendhal


Who is the Ideal Candidate for the HydraFacial

The HydraFacial treatment is designed for all skin types.  Even the most sensitive skin easily tolerates the HydraFacial treatment.  Your skincare professional may customize treatment serums for your particular skin type.  Consult your physician or skincare professional for a skincare evaluation and sensitivity test. 


Spotlight on Raihana MahanDeborah Enos, CN

Our wonderful Aesthetician Raihana Mahan has returned from Maternity leave! Her baby boy, Millad, was born on May 1st, and weighed in at 8 lbs.1 oz! Raihana is a Licensed Aesthetician and professional make-up artist in the State of Washington and has extensive experience as a beauty advisor for several cosmetic lines. As a graduate of the Euro Institute, Raihana has a wide range of knowledge and skills, both technical and holistic. Her areas of expertise include skin analysis, Ayurvedic skin typing, aromatherapy, nutrition, detoxification, European facials, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, photofacial therapy, laser hair removal, acne treatments, facial and body waxing, and lash and brow tinting.  Raihana is excited to offer the new HydraFacial™ to our many patients.


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!

2005 Guillemot-Michel, Mâcon-Villages, Quintaine
Pleasant, fresh, and fruity aromas of exotic fruit, pear and pineapple, a well-balanced acidity and a nice finish. This delicate and elegant chardonnay is just excellent with Oysters Muscat and crusty French Bread!!! 
--Henri P. Gaboriau M.D.     

Issue: # 5                                                        July 2008

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Patients:

Greetings!  Happy July and Happy Sunshine! This month we will focus on what it takes to have good skin and we have some surprises for you! To have healthy-looking skin there are many factors involved.  We know what we should not do!! No tanning, smoking or sun bathing!!  There are also many things that you know that you should do such as wearing sun screen! We also want to focus on some other positive ways that you can keep your skin looking radiant during these long summer days.  
We are now introducing the HydraFacial™ to our patients.  The HydraFacial is a new breakthrough in aesthetic technology that takes its name from the root word Hydrate.  The ability for the HydraFacial to moisturize the skin while the HydraPeel™ tip simultaneously removes dead skin cells and impurities is immediately effective. There is the possibility that the HydraFacial may prove to be more popular than Microdermabrasian.  Many of our patients have reported that the HydraFacial has made a difference in their skin after only one treatment. For more information about the HydraFacial Treatment, please scroll below.
This summer we are offering you education about all the things you can do to have healthy looking skin. If you are interested in trying the HydraFacial, please give us a call to let us know.  During these long summer days, we will be open at extended hours and every other Saturday. 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. It is also an opportunity to get together to try some of my favorite foods and wines!

Please call us just to say hello or drop by when you are in the neighborhood!
Kindest Regards,
Henri P. Gaboriau MD


Raihana's Four Steps to Good Skin

  1. Keep your skin hydrated.  Drink six to eight glasses of water a day.
  2. Use Medical Grade skin care products that can only be purchased in a Doctor's office. Over-the-counter beauty products may have beautiful packaging but they are not effective for high-quality skin care.
  3. Maintain an ongoing Skin Regimen.  Get regular facials to maintain the health and vitality of your skin.
  4. Eat skin-friendly foods.  Eat fruits, vegetables, salads-foods that are high in antioxidants.  


Introducing The HydraFacial(tm)

The HydraFacial treatment is different from all other skin resurfacing procedures because it removes dead skin cells and impurities while simultaneously bathing the new skin with cleansing, hydrating and moisturizing serums.

HydraFacial is good for your skin because hydration is the foundation of healthy, radiant skin.  Irritation of the skin has been proven to increase the signs of aging. The HydraFacial is a hydrating and non-irritating treatment.

The HydraFacial treatment may be a new and more effective alternative to microdermabrasian.  It is a fast, efficient treatment that takes as little as 15 minutes.  There is no discomfort during the procedure, which is often described as feeling like a cool paintbrush moving slowly over the face.  After the treatment, you may put on makeup and can immediately resume your normal activities.  There is no downtime.



Deborah Enos, Certified Nutritionist

Nutrition Tip

A diet high in fruits and veggies can be skin protective!
According to certified nutritionist Deborah Enos, "Eating more beta carotene-rich fruits and veggies may increase your skin's own protection by 2 or 3 SPF (sun protection factor). While this increase is not going to keep your skin from burning without using an effective sunscreen, it will boost your skin protection. Increase your consumption of beta-carotene rich foods: peaches, cherries, papaya, carrots and any other orange or yellow fruits and veggies."


Henri's Recipe

Recipe for Henri's Oysters in Muscat
"Superb and Delicate in Flavor and Texture!"
-Henri P. Gaboriau M.D.

[PHOTO of Oysters in Muscat Recipe]
15 min | 15 min prep | SERVES 4
24 large oysters
1 shallot, minced
3 pinches freshly ground black pepper
2/3 cup Beaumes de Venise muscat (Muscat is very sweet, really a dessert wine that can be replaced by another fruit wine of your choosing!)
1 tablespoon finely snipped chives
1/3 cup thick crème fraiche (can be purchased at Whole Foods or you can make your own!)
2 tablespoons butter
Open the oysters and pull away the flat shells. Put the oysters into a strainer and let them drain over a bowl for 15 minutes.

Shuck the oysters, reserving their liquor. Strain all the liquor into a 9 1/2 inch nonstick sauté pan. Add the shallot and pepper and bring to a boil. Add the wine and crème fraiche and as soon as it returns to a boil, put in the oysters. Simmer for 10 seconds, then turn over and simmer for another 5 seconds. Remove them with a skimmer and divide among 2 plates.

Boil the sauce to reduce by half, and whisk in the butter. Strain the sauce over the oysters. Sprinkle on the chives and serve at once. Add pepper before eating.
Although the portions can feed four, I really like to share this dish with one other very special person! You can serve the oysters with slightly warmed and crusty French bread and sweet (unsalted) butter. 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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