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Newsletter - June 2009

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

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Health & Beauty News and Tips
summer legs in a suit
Summer Legs Have Arrived!


Sammamish Summer

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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.


Special Medical Alert

H1N1 Flu Infection, also known as the "Swine" Flu.The United States Government has declared a public health emergency. 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 .



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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Facebook as a way to communicate to our clients to announce
events and special prices for our many aesthetic services.  
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discussion board.  We are always happy to hear from you!!  


Henri's Wine Pick of the Crop!

Pierre Sparr Pinot Blanc Reserve 2007

This Alsatian Pinot Blanc is incredibly focused and very interesting with lingering spicy notes of white pepper graced by the most acidic of citrus fruit: lemon and grapefruit. This wine, easygoing and thirst-quenching, reveals the additional flavor of melon with just a hint of minerals, all of which is a wonderful complement to my pureed oyster soup.--Henri P. Gaboriau M.D., FACS



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Issue: # 16                                                   June 28,  2009

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Patients:

Greetings! I have often heard that the Puget Sound area is on the same longitude as some parts of France.  It is no wonder that these long, light- filled days remind me of my home in Creteil, France, which has a warm, temperate climate that is very similar to the climate that we have here in the Northwest.  Rainfall occurs regularly, which helps to keep the countryside green. And just like the Northwest, there are many sunny days filled with blue skies that show the brilliance of the water, the surrounding greenery and the hills covered with lavender and golden flowers. 

While I love the sun, I do have to offer a word about protection: It is no secret that I am very careful about the advice that that I give to my clients, so I always recommend putting on sunscreen any time you go outdoors. When you are choosing a sunscreen, check for the one that has the widest range of protection. Most of the time, sunscreen products are graded for their UVB (Ultra Violet B) protection, which is identified by the SPF (sun protection factor) number on the label, SPF 15, SPF 30, SPF 50-plus and up to SPF 80. It is also very important to be protected from damaging UVA (Ultra Violet A) rays.  It is important to have both forms of protection.  Sunscreen products that offer UVA protection will carry a one-to-four-star rating.  A sunscreen product that carries high ratings for both will offer you the best overall protection.

For this issue of Face Forward we our providing you with some advice as to how to take care of skin on your legs during the summer months.  We also offer a few recommendations in sunscreen products from total block to moisturizers.  This month, I have picked my Oyster Soup to be the main treat! The wine I have selected is a white-an Alsatian Pinot Blanc.  We also have a new tip by the Sammamish-based Nutritionist and wellness expert Deborah Enos.

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

Kindest Regards,

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


Get a Safe Bronze Glow for the Season!

The summer tends to show plenty of bare legs in shorts and with dresses and skirts. It is no secret that most legs look best when you have been kind to your skin.

Here are a few simple words of advice to keep your legs in tip-top shape:

Get Silky Skin Fast!

Dry skin tends to be unhealthy skin. Well-hydrated skin makes legs look smoother and more eye-catching.  First, you must exfoliate your skin. Get a mitt or body scrubber and give your legs a brisk scrub.  You can use a simple exfoliation moisturizer such as one made by Burt's Bees or by St. Ives-both of these products are reasonably priced and can be found in any Bartell's Drug Store.  Exfoliation will strip away the dead skin on the surface and make way for fresh new skin cells.

Moisturize your legs in the water!
Whether you prefer to shower or bathe, always make sure that the water is not too hot.  Hot water will strip your skin of its natural moisturizers and increase dryness.  While you are in the water, you can hydrate your legs with the body washes or cream oils.  Many of these products are a mix of glycerin oils and petrolatum, so they have a tendency to clean and soften your legs at the same time. 


Fabulous Bronze Legs!

Besides banishing a pasty-white tone, self-tanners-when they
are applied properly-- even-out overall skin tone, and can minimize some imperfections.  Self-tanners should last at least three to five days.  The key is to follow the directions closely
to avoid any streakiness or drips.  With many of the new formulas it is getting easier than ever to evenly apply self-tanner. Here are some tips:

1.    You must shave or wax your legs before you apply tanner. If you wait until after applying tanner, you will strip the tan as well as the hair you are trying to remove.
2.    You must exfoliate before you apply tanner. By exfoliating, you leave the skin smooth and ready to receive the tanner.
3.    Try a tinted moisturizer or a brown-tinted tanner (instead of white) so you can see when you are actually applying the tanner if you are missing any spots on your legs.
4.    Do not scrub your legs for at least three days post-tanning to ensure that you do not prematurely strip your bronze color.

NOTE: If you feel that you must have color on your legs during the summer, then self- tanners comes close to meeting my standards of safety.  I cannot recommend any one brand but some of my patients have said good things about Lancôme Soleil Flash Bronzer Instant Colour SelfTanning Leg Gel, which costs about $30 and can be found at Macy's. --HPG


For Your Sun Protection, Sammamish Facial Offers Some Basic Sunscreens:

SkinCeuticals sunscreens provide true broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection. This revolutionary line contains Z-Cote, transparent zinc oxide, which protects skin from the damaging UVA rays proven to be responsible for premature signs of aging.

iSClinical sunscreens moisturize, protect, hydrate and provide the broad spectrum of UVA/UVB protection. As an added bonus, this sunscreen also hydrates the skin and can minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

HPG MelaGen sunscreen is the Sammamish Center's very own private label brand!  This sunscreen hydrates, softens, soothes and protects.
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New FTC Procedures at Sammamish!!!

According to the new "red flag" rules that have been put into effect by the FTC, when we are scheduling an appointment for a new patient or when we are 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 our patients to show their valid photo with their current address.

1. Examples of a Valid Photo ID

·          Driver's License

·          Washington State ID Card

·          Passport

2. For non-cosmetic services, you will need to show your health insurance card.


3.  If your valid photo ID does not show your current address, then another proof of address such as a utility bill must be provided.


4. If the patient is a minor, the patient's parents or guardian should provide documentation.



Henri's French Oyster Soup

My Oyster Soup is a wonderful course when it is served with my Crusty French Garlic Bread, and it can also be accompanied by a small dinner salad. Make sure to buy the freshest oysters that you can find.  White pepper is a little hot and spicy; use black pepper if a more mellow taste is preferred, but if spiciness is what you really want, then feel free to add an equal proportion of red pepper flakes.-HPG

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes
Serves 2 to 4                            

2 leeks, sliced

1 small red onion, diced

3 medium baking potatoes, peeled and cubed

¾ teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon white pepper

3 tablespoons butter

1 1/3 cups oyster liquor (can add bottled clam juice if necessary)

3 1/3 cups water

1 ½ cups small oysters, cleaned and shucked

1 cup heavy cream.

1.    In a large saucepan, parboil the potatoes until slightly tender then remove and set to the side.
2.    Sauté the onion and leeks in butter until tender.
3.    Add all vegetables to a blender along with water and oyster liquor and puree until smooth.
4.    Return puree to the pan and slowly bring to a simmer.
5.    Add oysters and cream; cook for 3-5 minutes, until the oysters have cooked through (they will puff a bit).
6.    Optional: Add thick strips of browned bacon on top. Serve hot with my French Garlic Bread. (I have a little secret to share.)

Henri's Secret Recipe for Crusty French Garlic Bread
Melt one stick of butter
 Mix in 1/3 cup of concentrated garlic juice with the melted butter.
Prepare one loaf of French Bread (A baguette is best, but any shape will do.)
Slice and halve the bread lengthwise and also cut in half to create bread wedges.
Spread melted butter-garlic juice combination on bread.
Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top until lightly coated on top.
Wrap loosely in foil but leave the top open about two inches.
 Lightly broil in the oven until butter & garlic juice combination are slightly bubbly and the top is crusty and brown. Serve warm.
Bon Appetit!! -Henri P. Gaboriau M.D., FACS


Wellness Tip: Deborah Enos, CN

RE: Beware of Sunscreens in make-up!

According to certified nutritionist Deborah Enos and author of
The One-Minute Wellness Coach, "Many cosmetic companies have added sunscreen to foundations and powders.  Unfortunately, these stay on your skin for only one to two hours.  As your face moves and perspires through the day, the sunscreen will move toward your neck and hairline. So halfway through the day, you have little or no protection from the sun.  So when you plan to be in the sun, apply sunscreen early and often!"


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).

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