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Newsletter - May 2008

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


The Liquid Face Lift: What is it?

A liquid face-lift is accomplished by administering a combination of BOTOX® along with the cosmetic filler that your surgeon has determined to be the best fit for your skin's overall condition and your lifestyle.


What Can a Liquid Face Lift Do for You?

  • Can give you a gentle lift of your overall facial features.  
  • Can reduce your wrinkles, lines or the appearance of folds.
  • Can restore the natural contours of the youthful expression of your face.
  • Can give you a more rested, energetic look.
  • Can give you a friendlier smile.


Who is eligible for a Liquid Face Lift?

Over the years the skin tends to lose collagen and elastin, which can contribute to sagging features.  The loss of the skin's volume and elasticity can cause wrinkles, lines and folds.
If you feel that your skin has lost volume and elasticity, then you are a good candidate for a Liquid Face Lift.


Mark Your Calendars!!!

Monday, May 19th 6pm-- 8pm
BOTOX®  and its Benefits May 19th!
Freedom of Expression through Film Event.
Oscar-nominated actress Virginia Madsen,

The League of Women Voters, and Allergan, Inc.
Invite you to a night at the Movies.
Seating is limited. Please reserve your place.

Call 212.462.8702 or email
Virginia Madsen
Virginia Madsen
Location: Sky Church
(Experience Music Project)
325 5th Avenue North
Seattle, WA  98109
Refreshments and hors d' oeurves will be served.


Henri's Wine Pick of the Crop!

My choice here is an Italian wine, La Mozza Aragone 2005 (Maremma Toscana), which is a premier wine from La Mozza Vineyard.  It's an incredible blend of Mediterranean and Rhone varietals, including Sangiovese, Alicante, Syrah and Carignan.  It is a soft, velvety wine and truly enjoyable!!

     --Henri P. Gaboriau M.D.



Sammamish Center Offers
"A Spectacular Gift of Beauty for you!"

New Pricing on BOTOX® and Cosmetic Fillers*
$12 per unit for BOTOX®-administered by Henri P. Gaboriau MD
$10 per unit for BOTOX®-administered by Janie Dufault ARNP, Nurse Practitioner.

Henri P. Gaboriau, M.D.
22840 NE 8th Street, Suite 103, Sammamish 98074

Sammamish Center Also home of the Medical Spa

Starting March 1st now open some Saturdays by appointment only.
*Significant discounts for cosmetic fillers.
Call for details.  425.898.1228.


Issue: # 3                                                          May 2008

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Patients:

Greetings!  I hope you are enjoying our first signs of Spring!  It is good to see the sun shining again! The days are growing longer and warmer. The longer days and increased sunshine mean you may be spending more time outside.  Don't forget to put on sunblock!  Even though the sun is not too strong, you must always wear a good sunblock with an spf15 or higher.  

On Monday, May 19th Allergan, Inc. the maker of BOTOX® will host an important educational event in Seattle.  The Freedom of Expression through Film event will be held at Sky Church (part of Experience Music Project/Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame). This campaign, which features actress Virginia Madsen, is designed to urge women to "express themselves" in a number of different ways from career to lifestyle and health choices.  At the event, attendees will be given a list of all physicians in the area who are in the BOTOX®  Cosmetic Physician Network.  Each attendee will have the opportunity to sign up with a local aesthetic-specialty physician for a complimentary consultation and possibly a complimentary BOTOX®   treatment. There is no charge to attend this event. For more information, and the details to RSVP, please scroll below. 

I have had many patients ask me about all of the new cosmetic fillers that are available on the market.  There are so many, so choosing what is right for you might seem a bit confusing.  In this issue of Face Forward, I will explain to you some of the different fillers and what it means to have a liquid facelift. In many cases, a so-called liquid facelift can accomplish results as good as an actual face lift.  Less pain, lower cost and no downtime are a few of the advantages.  If you are interested in BOTOX® or cosmetic fillers, just remember to first consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist to ensure the safety of the product and how it is administered to your face.

This month we are also happy to include a nutrition tip from prominent West Coast Author and Nutritionist Deborah Enos, CN, as well as one of my favorite French recipes, and my wine pick of the month.  As always it is our aim to serve the best interest of our many wonderful patients.  Please drop us a line and let us know if you have questions or even if you just want to say hello!


Kindest Regards,


Henri P. Gaboriau MD


What are the different types of dermal fillers??

These are the current generation of dermal fillers: Juvedermtm Ultra, Juvedermtm Ultra Plus, Radiesse®, Restylane®, Perlane® and Sculptra® and they are all slightly different in how they are made and how much they cost.  During your medical evaluation, your plastic surgeon or dermatologist will assess the overall appearance of your skin and make a careful assessment about which filler is the best one for you.


Spotlight on Radiesse®


Radiesse®: What is it?
Radiesse is made of tiny, calcium-based microspheres suspended in a natural water-based gel. 
It works with the body, below the skin's surface, to stimulate the production of collagen and
encourage tissue regeneration.


How does it work? 
Radiesse provides both immediate and extended results. Initially, the water-based gel helps to fill
the wrinkle, line or fold. As this gel begins to dissipate, the calcium-based molecules form a
scaffold that stimulates the production of collagen and promotes tissue regeneration. 

Ask your Doctor about Radiesse and if it is the right filler for you.



Deborah Enos, Certified Nutritionist

Nutrition Tip

Make your bed or make your breakfast?

According to Deborah Enos, certified nutritionist and author, "Breakfast skippers are more likely to have more body fat than their breakfast-eating counterparts. They will be more likely to gorge (not just overeat, but gorge) later in the day and will burn approximately 150 fewer calories each day. Do the math: One hundred fifty calories multiplied by 365 days a year is a body-fat gain of more than 15 pounds a year. In addition to carrying more body fat, breakfast skippers will also be more likely to experience poor and delayed decision-making skills. If you would like to lose some weight and make faster decisions, start your day with a breakfast that includes a protein along with whole grain complex carbohydrates." 


Henri's Recipe

Recipe for Henri's Perfect Steak au Poivre
"A simple but elegant tradition" 
-Henri P. Gaboriau M.D.


Total Time:  1 HR 30 MIN

Serves: 2

2 filet mignons
1 tablespoon of black peppercorns
1 tablespoon of olive oil
3 inches of butter
1 minced shallot
1/3 cup of demi-glace
1/4 cup of brandy

Dry the trimmed steaks with a cloth towel.
Press the pepper into the steaks and heat oil
and 1 inch of the butter on fairly high heat.
Sauté the steaks for a few minutes on each side.
They will be done when juices begin to flow
from the surface.
Remove steaks and pour out some of the fat from the skillet. To make the sauce, turn up the stove to very high. Make it very hot. Add one inch of butter to the pan, then the shallots. Cook for 1 minute.  Spoon in the demi-glace, boiling rapidly while scraping/mixing the delicious brown bits stuck to the bottom of the pan. Add brandy, light on fire, and simmer 2 more minutes.
Remove from the heat and add the rest of the butter. Pour over steaks.
To be devoured by 2.

"The Steak au Poivre is a simple and wonderfully classic French dish. It is so easy to make. I like to serve the steak with garlic-mashed potatoes.  For a touch of earthiness you can add a bit of turnip to the potatoes + garlic, add salt & pepper and butter  + cream to taste, and mash it all together for a truly memorable taste sensation. This time of year, asparagus is in abundance, and it makes a wonderful accompaniment to the steak.  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

22840 NE 8th Street, Suite 103, Sammamish 98074

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