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Newsletter - July 2009

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

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Health & Beauty News and Tips
Sunset Seattle
Summer on the Puget Sound



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BOTOX®  Bonanza!!!

For a limited time, Sammamish Facial, is offering a $50 rebate from Allergan on BOTOX® when a patient gets $200 worth or more of Botox during a single visit. We have a limited number of rebate coupons, so this offer is only good while the supply lasts.



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HydraFacial - $50.00 off ($125.00 instead of $175.00) Until August 31st!

Photorejuvenation (photofacial) - $75.00 off ($225.00 instead of $300.00)Until August 31st!

Laser Hair Removal - $30.00 off any one area, Until August 31st!


How to minimize your risk!

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Use sunscreen. I know you have heard me say it a million times, but sunscreen really is one of your best bets in preventing skin cancer, especially if you spend a lot of time outdoors. I recommend choosing a
sunscreen that is at least SPF 30 or higher.

Wear protective clothing. Wearing hats and clothing that covers the skin are excellent ways to reduce your risk of skin cancer.
Eyes are also susceptible to sun damage, so be sure to wear sunglasses!

Avoid direct exposure to midday sun. Avoid going outdoors from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. This is when the sun's rays are brightest, causing the most damage to skin. If you have to go outdoors, be sure to lather on sunscreen and cover up!


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!




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Henri's Wine Pick of the Crop!

Jip Jip Rocks, Chardonnay 2008 
Jip Jip Rocks, Chardonnay 2008 has the character of fresh citrus with some lemony acidity as well as as a hint of stonefruit, melon, and  cashews.  The palate is clean and crisp with a brisk oak flavor. This is a fantastic summer wine and especially wonderful with picnics and summery foods like my Brittany chicken!--Henri P. Gaboriau M.D., FACS



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Issue: # 17                                                   July 31,  2009

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Patients:

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Patients: Greetings! I hope you are enjoying the warm weather! Even the evenings are staying surprisingly warm! There are so many activities that we can do this time of year: hiking, camping, sailing and kayaking just to name a few!  Mostly, I enjoy sitting outdoors in the evening and watching to see how much
light there is in the sky until 9pm.  More than anything, I enjoy watching the setting sun while I am in the company of good friends and family.

This issue of Face Forward is more serious than some of my other newsletters. I have heard from some of my patients about job cutbacks and so many people getting laid off and others who are going out of business and losing their health insurance. The overall economic downturn has had an impact on us all.  I just wanted to stress that it is very important that no matter what your financial circumstances are that you continue to take very good care of your health.  No matter what is going on with the economy, staying healthy is a great gift that none of us should take for granted.

If you think your job may be eliminated or if your company is cutting back on health insurance, I would urge you to plan ahead by taking some proactive steps to take care of your health.  Now is the time to get a physical or to have your annual checkup. Another aspect of health is the importance of getting screened for any possibility of skin cancer.  Unknown to most people, Washington and Oregon are among the top states that have the highest incidences of Melanoma in the United States.  It is odd that we have so many days without sun and yet these latest statistics are from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) so they may be surprising to you, but they are accurate.

And as you know, the most serious form of skin cancer, Melanoma, is easily treatable, but only if it is diagnosed early.  Wait too long and Melanoma is a leading cause of death. So it is very important to get those bumps, spots, irregular blemishes, freckles, moles and lesions checked now. This type of examination is covered by mostly all insurance providers. Don't wait until it is too late!

For this issue of Face Forward we our providing you information about skin cancer.  As always we urge you to always use sunblock. This month, I have picked my very special "Brittany Chicken" to be the main treat along with my Baked Provencale Zucchini! The wine I have selected is a white-an Australian Chardonnay.  We also have a beauty tip from our wonderful aesthetician Raihana!

During one of these hot summer days, please stop by to visit us!

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


Summer Precautions

Check those bumps, spots and moles!

Summer is a great time to be outdoors to enjoy the weather. But summer activities bring additional strong sun exposure to your skin. Be sure to be safe this summer by knowing everything there is to know about Skin Cancer.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Over one million people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year and that does not include cases of melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer.

Surprisingly, the rates for melanoma are among the highest in the nation in Washington and in Oregon.  Despite our absence of sun in the long rainy season, our state ranks close to the top ten nationwide. --HPG


Skin Cancer Risk Factors!

Anyone can develop skin cancer.  Some people are more at risk than others.

  • People with freckles; those with fair skin tones; people with light colored eyes, such as green and blue eyes; and people with naturally red or blonde hair who burn easily.
  • People who spend a lot of time outdoors especially construction workers, laborers, lifeguards.
  • People who have a personal or family history of skin cancer or melanoma.
  • People who are over 50 years old who have already had many years of harmful exposure.


What are the most common skin cancers?

Skin cancer can develop anywhere on your face or your body.  The most common areas to develop skin cancer include the scalp, face, lips, ears, neck, chest, arms, hands, and legs.
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common skin cancer. It's also the most easily treated and the least likely to spread. Basal cell carcinoma usually appears:
·         A pearly or waxy bump
·         A flat, flesh-colored or brown scar-like bump.
Squamous cell carcinoma  is easily treated if detected early, but it's slightly more apt to spread than is basal cell carcinoma. Most often, squamous cell carcinoma appears as:
·         A firm, red nodule.
·         A flat lesion with a scaly, crusty surface.
This is the most serious form of skin cancer and the one responsible for most skin cancer deaths. Melanoma can develop anywhere on your body on what appears to be normal skin or in pre-existing mole that turns malignant. Warning signs of melanoma include:
·         A brownish spot with darker speckles located anywhere on your body.
·         A simple mole that changes in color, size or feel.
·         A simple mole  that bleeds.
·         A small lesion with an irregular border and red, white, blue or blue-black spots.
·         Shiny, firm, dome-shaped bumps.
·         Dark lesions anywhere on your body.
NOTE: Not all skin changes are cancerous. The only way to know for sure is to have your skin examined by your medical doctor!  



BEAUTY Tip: Raihana Mahan

 RE: What's in, What's Out?

What's In What's Out FOR SUMMER 2009, from the boardrooms to the beaches, there are new trends that are happening everywhere.

What's in:
Soft luminescent finish                       
Plums, browns, or burgundy lips        
Thicker, yet perfectly shaped eyebrows   

What's out:                  
Super Matte finish on your skin
Super glossy wet lips
Thinly shaped eyebrows

Our wonderful Aesthetician Raihana Mahan 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 browtinting.  Raihana is excited to offer the new HydraFacial™ to our many patients.


Henri's Brittany Chicken

Prep Time: 20
Cook Time: 30 tp 40 minutes
Serves 4 to 6                             
6 large chicken breasts
2 green apples (very thinly sliced)
3 large Walla Walla onions (very thinly sliced
4 Tablespoons butter (2 oz)
2 cups of apple cider  (can be hard cider)
1/2 cup of cream
½ tsps ground nutmeg
 ¼ pinches of ground cardamom
¼ pinch of ground cinnamon
2 Tbs of honey
salt and pepper to taste

Cut onions into thin slices.
Cut apples into thin slices.
Add onions and apples to a frying pan with 2 tablespoons of butter.  
Add onions and cook for a couple of minutes.  Then add apples.
Cook on medium heat for 5-7 minutes until golden.
Be careful not to overcook the apples.
In a larger heavy pan melt remaining butter. brown
chicken breasts  on each side (6minutes).
Add the cooked onions and apples and cover with the cider.
Add nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom, honey, salt and pepper.
Allow to simmer (without cap) until 2/3 of the cider has
evaporated, approximately 30-40 minutes.
Remove the chicken breasts and set aside keeping
them warm.
Pour the cream into the cider sauce and stir for a few minutes.
If necessary, to thicken sauce, add a teaspoon of flour.
Coat the chicken with the sauce.
Immediately serve with my Baked Zucchini Provencale.

Henri's Secret Recipe for Baked Provencale Zucchini
6 zucchinis (about 3 lbs)
4 tbs olive oil
4 oz of canned stewed tomatoes
1 cup whipping cream
1 cup milk
4 tbs flour (4 oz)
1 and a 1/2 cup shredded very sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
salt and pepper
1 Tbs grated parmesan cheese
Wash and slice the zucchinis ½ inch thick.
In a frying pan, heat olive oil over high heat for 2 minutes.
Stir in zucchinis and add salt and pepper.
Cook over medium-high heat for about 20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Sprinkle flour over zucchinis and stir in the milk and cream at once.
Add the grated nutmeg.
Stir the whole mixture, cooking over medium heat for 2-3 minutes.
Pour into greased 9" glass dish.
Drain the tomatoes of excess liquid and add to the casserole.
Mix in cheddar cheese.
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Bake for 15 minutes at 400 degrees F.
Place the pan under broiler for 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and golden brown.
Serve warm or slightly chilled.

My Baked Provencale Zucchini is a wonderful accompaniment to my very special Brittany Chicken. This is a wonderful time of year to find zucchini and I like doing something a little different to make a hearty dish. You can use whatever type of cheese that you prefer; a Swiss or a Gruyere will work just as well as the sharp cheddar. It all depends what type of cheese that you like the best!  Bon Appetit!! -Henri P. Gaboriau M.D., FACS


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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