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Newsletter - May 2009

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

Face Forward 
Health & Beauty News and Tips

First Impressions Do Count


Sammamish Spring Specials!!!

$50 off HydraFacials
$75 off Photorejuvenation (IPL)

$30 off Laser Hair Removal (one treatment) any area
Complimentary 30 min. consultation

$12 per unit for BOTOX®-administered
by Henri P. Gaboriau MD
$10 per unit for BOTOX®-administered
by Janie Dufault ARNP, Nurse Practitioner.


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!



Please join us!!
If you are on Facebook, please search for Sammamish Facial
and click to become a fan. In the future, we will be using
Facebook as a way to communicate to our clients to announce
events and special prices for our many aesthetic services.  
Also, if you like to write, please add a thought or two on the
discussion board.  We are always happy to hear from you!!  


Henri's Wine Pick of the Crop!

Sparkman Cellars Columbia Valley Chardonnay Lumiere 2007

The Sparkman Cellars Columbia Valley Chardonnay Lumiere 2007 barrel-fermented chardonnay from Stillwater Creek Vineyard is a bit oaky, to put it mildly! There is a hint of  honeysuckle, lemon,
pear and an almost caramel note on the nose with a touch of hazelnut ,
nutmeg  and peach leading to a  clean mineral finish-and perfect to balance against the spiciness of  my chipotle chili halibut.--
.-Henri P. Gaboriau M.D., FACS



Issue: # 15                                                   May 31,  2009

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Patients:

Greetings! I have been enjoying these beautiful warm and sunny  spring days, and I hope you have been too! This month, I want to bring up an important point about what is going on in the economy.  I have noticed how the unemployment rate in the state has increased.  A few of our patients who have lost jobs are now in the process of job  hunting. I thought I might help by making some recommendations about how to present yourself during job interviews.

Whether networking, interviewing for a job, or meeting new colleagues, first impressions do count. It is no secret that looking your best does help the overall impression that you make during presentations and job interviews, but your appearance is only one factor.  There are other things you need to consider. What are some things to keep in mind that will help make a good first impression? What are things not to do when trying to make a positive impact?

For this issue of Face Forward we have sought expert counsel
from Lorraine Howell, who specializes in teaching presentation
skills to busy executives and job hunters. Lorraine offers tips on how to best prepare for a job interview. For this month, I have picked a very delicious dish, my Spicy Chipotle Chili Halibut. The wine I have  selected is a white-- Sparkman Cellars Columbia Valley Chardonnay Lumiere 2007. We also have a wellness tip by the Sammamish-based Nutritionist Deborah Enos.

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


Appearance does matter

Of course physical appearance does matter.  The key to a good first impression is to present yourself appropriately.

1.    The way you dress. What is appropriate to this particular company's business setting? Formal suit, blazer and khakis, business casual or casual-casual? For business and social meetings, appropriate dress also varies from industry to industry and from corporate culture to corporate culture.
2.    Personal grooming? A clean and neat appearance is appropriate for most business meetings and job interviews.  A good haircut or hairstyle. Men should be clean shaven. Women should wear understated makeup and jewelry.
3.    Smile and a positive attitude.  A relaxed and warm smile will make your interviewer feel good too. 
4.    Use your body language to project confidence. Stand up straight, smile, make eye contact, and greet everyone with a firm handshake.


Lorraine Howell

Expert in presentation skills 

Lorraine Howell started Media Skills Training in 1998 after 12 years as a television news and talk show producer in the San Francisco Bay Area.  She coaches top executives and professionals on how to be more effective when speaking to the media or making public presentations. Lorraine is a specialist in message development, presentation skills, media interview skills, and crisis communications. In October, 2008 she returned for the second year to coach the five finalists in the Forbes.com national Boost Your Business Contest in New York City.
She speaks on media relations and presentation skills at conferences and seminars.  Her clients include Starbucks Coffee Company, Microsoft, REI, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle Children's Hospital, The Mountaineers Books, Vulcan, Inc., ZymoGenetics, Attenex, Avvo, Kibble & Prentice, People To People Ambassador Programs, Edelman Public Relations Worldwide. She is a Cum Laude graduate from the University of Washington, Phi Beta Kappa.  Lorraine is also a member of Women in Communications, Women Business Owners, Public Relations Society of America, the National Speakers Association, and the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce. In 2008 Lorraine received the Georgina Davis Founders Award from Seattle AWC and the Member of the Year Award from NSA Northwest.  For more information see
http://www.mediaskillstraining.com .


Lorraine Howell--Top Five Tips for Developing Job Interviewing Skills. 

1) Make sure you look and feel your best. Get enough sleep,
dress appropriately, and be sure to arrive on time or a little early.      

2) Learn as much as you can about the company.  
Research beyond their company website, and talk to the
people who actually work there.

3) Have clear, concise, and relevant examples of the results
you have achieved that would be of value to this prospective employer.

4) Listen carefully to what is being asked. Give specifics and
add insights to your responses.  They want to know how you think.  
Prepare in advance for those questions from left field!

5) Have intelligent and relevant questions to ask them when appropriate.
These questions should demonstrate that you understand their company.   --LH


What are things not to do when trying to make a positive impact?

Never forget your manners
Remember to say please, thank you and you're welcome.
Do not use offensive language or tell off-color jokes.  Unplug,
unhook and turn off any laptops, cell phones and other wireless devices.  Do not check your blackberry or iphone for messages!

Do not Surprise the Potential Employer
Do not announce your intent to get pregnant, your impending marriage,
your impending divorce, your former addictions (or current addictions),
or the fact that you cannot start work until next year. Ideally, sensitive
or embarrassing issues should be discussed prior to the interview.

Do not dress down
Everyone has at least one professional suit or business attire.
If you cannot afford business attire, then go to your regional
Dress for Success http://www.dressforsuccess.org who will be
happy to provide you with the right interviewing wardrobe.  A suit
is best for both men and women. If you have tattoos or piercings,
cover them.

Do not get drunk or even too relaxed
Some interviews take place over lunch or dinner.You should really
refrain from drinking at all. If the interviewers are ordering a bottle
of wine to share or something, limit yourself to only one glass.


Henri's Spicy Chipotle Chili Halibut

Chipotle chilies are smoked jalapeno peppers and are sold canned, sometimes with adobo sauce, which contains a tomato base. Adding my chipotle chili marinade to the halibut soars to a new level of zesty flavor and freshness!

Total Time: 16 minutes
Prep time: 10 minutes
Marinade time: several hours
Active cooking time: 6 minutes
Serves 4
4 filets of halibut  (about 5 ounces each) with skin on the bottom.
Four garlic cloves very finely chopped
1/2 cup fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
2 tablespoon light or dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons minced canned chipotle chiles
½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon of ground cumin
Pinch of allspice
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
2 Tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
 lime, cut into wedges

1. In a shallow dish, whisk together the lime juice, cinnamon, allspice, cumin, brown sugar, garlic, chipotles, and two tablespoons of lime juice (reserve the rest of the lime juice to baste the halibut while broiling).

2. Season the halibut on both sides with salt and pepper. Add the halibut to the lime juice mixture and turn to coat both sides. Let stand in a shallow dish and marinade for several hours.

3. Heat the oven to broil. Place the filets (skin side down) on a shallow broiling tray.  Take care to scoop the thick chipotle mixture and baste on top. Broil until the marinade glaze grows crusty on top.  While broiling, every so often, keep the halibut moist by sprinkling some of the reserve lime juice. Cook until golden brown, and fork-tender, about 10 to 12 minutes.

4. Serve the halibut with the lime wedges on the side.

I love this halibut recipe because it is so incredibly spicy and so
healthy too!! As an accompaniment, I prefer to serve a blend of wild rice (Arborio or basmati rice with wild rice) and my favorite vegetable to go with this very special dish is a bunch of baby artichokes steamed and seasoned slightly with butter and a touch of lemon. Bon Appetit!! -Henri P. Gaboriau M.D., FACS


Wellness Tip: Deborah Enos, CN

RE:  Can changing what you eat for breakfast get you a raise at the office?

According to certified nutritionist Deborah Enos and author of
The One-Minute Wellness Coach, "Eating the right breakfast can not only keep your energy high during the morning but it can also keep you more focused during the day".  Starting your day with a meal that includes some carbohydrate and protein will help create a substance in your body (catecholamines) that will make your mind alert and sharp.  For most of us, if we were able to increase our energy and our focus during the day we would be more productive at work and work more effectively.  If you want your hard work to get more recognition, eat a better breakfast!"


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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