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Newsletter - October 2008

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"Beauty is the promise of happiness." -Stendhal

Sciton Contour TRL™  Laser

Introducing two of the latest, non-invasive cosmetic procedures done with our

Sciton Contour TRL ™Laser

Known as the "Weekend" Skin Peel, The MicroLaserPeel™ procedure can give you healthier, smoother, more vibrant skin.  The MicroLaserPeel is the perfect step between microdermabrasion and full skin resurfacing.  Skin conditions such as wrinkles, scars, acne scars, keratoses, or pigmentary problems have been very successfully treated with a MicroLaserPeel.

The ProFractional Laser procedure is quick and improves the appearance of your skin with little or no downtime. ProFractional can improve a wide variety of skin conditions such as Wrinkles and fine lines, Post-traumatic scars, Acne Scars, Age spots, Sun spots, Freckles, and Aging and Sun-damaged skin.


Spotlight on Lasers

The new laser Sciton Contour TRL ™Laser
 is now at our facility!

--Treatment Goals Can Include:

--Removing visible signs of skin damage

--Rejuvenating dermal collagen matrix for improvement in wrinkles, scars, pigmentation, tone and texture

--Providing quick, effective treatments and short downtime

--Customizing solutions to suit each patient's individual needs


Henri's Wine Pick of the Crop!

2004 Zind Humbrecht Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl

You would expect most Alsatian wines to be dry, but this wine is not dry at all. In fact it is a bit sweet. The flavor is complex with a lovely, mineral, herbal and
fruit flavor. I think the sweetness adds a little something extra to the wonderful veal, savory sausage and aromatic quince.-Henri P. Gaboriau M.D., FACS


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!




Issue: # 8                                                                  October 2008

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Patients:

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Patients: Greetings!  Welcome to the harvest season, a time of colorful foliage and bountiful apples, squash and pumpkins. Everywhere I go, I am amazed at the riot of color here on the Plateau.  Before we know it, Thanksgiving will be right around the corner! This month I have a new announcement about the latest advances in facial rejuvenation.

Sammamish Facial is now home to the new Sciton Contour TRL™ Laser. This laser can do two of the latest, non-invasive cosmetic procedures. For an explanation of the two procedures, please scroll below.  This month, we have had a wave of patients who have undergone these two new laser treatments and have been very pleased with the results they are getting with little or no downtime.

I can't stress to you how important it is that before you opt to get any type of non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatment that you thoroughly understand the training and experience of your practitioner.  We have inserted a new section on our website that talks about standards of care. It is important that you read our recommendations before you undergo any type of non-invasive treatment plan with your plastic surgeon or dermatologist.  As you know, my first concern is, as always, for the safety of my patients.

Now that summer is over, we are back to our usual office hours.  Please scroll below for more information. This month we are happy to include a wonderful food tip from Sammamish-based nutritionist Deborah Enos.   I have also included my recipe for a hearty Veal and Quince Stew, as well as my wine pick of the month.  
During your next fall drive, please stop by for a visit!

Kindest Regards,

Henri P. Gaboriau M.D., FACS


The MicroLaserPeel™ or the Profractional Procedure:
Which is the best one for you?

The ProFractional Laser procedure can be combined with a MicroLaserPeel™ or
other aesthetic procedures such as Botox and cosmetic fillers to further enhance
your treatment results. After careful assessment of the overall condition of your skin and the level of improvement you desire, I must look at the skin of the patient and find out what the patient wants to achieve.  I analyze my patient's skin and decide the best treatment possible.  I will personalize your treatment plan. -Henri P. Gaboriau M.D., FACS


Manage Your Skin!  

Cosmetics Alert.  Proceed with caution. Do not use very old cosmetics and
cosmetic tools. Also do not used cosmetics that have been used by other people.
You must always remember to close tightly the lids and seals of all your cosmetics.
Do not use some cosmetics like creams, lotions, etc., directly on your face because
 this skin is tender in relation to the rest of the skin. If you are using a new cream or
lotion, apply some of it on your elbow first. If nothing happens to your skin, you can
go ahead and make use of the product on your face.

Moisture. Try to balance the moisture content of your skin. Scratch a little of the skin
on your arm or leg with the fingernail and see its dryness. If there is a white mark
left on the skin, your skin needs both- moisture and exfoliation. But remember,
select a moisturizer that suits your skin and is recommended by your healthcare

Stress on your Skin. Stress will deteriorate your skin by making it look dull and
 potentially cause an outbreak of pimples. Use physical exercise as a way to
naturally shed stress. For healthy skin, you must work out vigorously enough to sweat.
Sweating throws out the toxic chemicals present under the skin and keeps it clean
from within.

(Don't forget to drink 8 to 10 glasses of water every day!)


Deborah Enos, Certified Nutritionist

Nutrition Tip

Halloween Candy and Overweight Children             
According to certified nutritionist Deborah Enos,
The latest studies show that if kids could cut back by one candy bar and increase their activity by walking an additional 2,000 steps each day, they could avoid weight gain and even begin to lose weight. Concerned parents want their overweight kids to enjoy being a kid, and have fun without the additional weight gain.  Just have your kids increase their exercise during this period from Halloween until the end of the year.  If they could just cut back on 100 calories and be more active (cut back on TV watching or playing video games and instead go outside to play) these kids could lose weight even during the holiday season."


Henri's Recipe Veal, Sausage and Quince Stew

This meal is so deeply gratifying on those long autumn nights!

40 min prep| 75 min simmer | SERVES 4

·    8 tablespoons unsalted butter
·    2 1/2 lbs lean boneless veal shoulder, cut into 1 1/2 cubes

·    all-purpose flour, for dusting the veal
·    4 or five links of savory sausage (chicken & apple)
·    2 medium onions, chopped
·    1  cup beef stock or canned broth
·    1/2 cup  white wine
·    1 bag of small red or white new potatoes
·    2 carrots peeled and chopped in long chunks
·    1 piece cinnamon stick
·    1/2 teaspoon sugar
·    salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
·    2 quinces, cored, peeled, quartered, and sliced
·    2 tablespoons golden raisins
·    1/2 teaspoon sweet Hungarian paprika
·    1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
·    chopped fresh parsley (to garnish)

·Melt 4 tablespoons of the butter in a large heavy casserole over medium heat.
·Dust the veal pieces with flour and brown a few at a time in the butter.With a slotted spoon, remove the veal to a plate.
·    Melt 2 more tablespoons of the butter in the casserole. A
dd the onions and sauté, stirring occasionally, until colored, about 12 minutes.

·    Brown the sausage evenly on both sides, about 10 minutes. Save
the drippings and reserve. Can use if you need more liquid.
·    Stir in the stock and wine and bring to a boil, scraping the bottom of the casserole with a wooden spoon. Return the veal to
the casserole, and add cinnamon stick, sugar, and salt and pepper.
·    Add the sausage. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered, until the veal is almost tender, about 1 hour.
·    Meanwhile, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
 Add the quinces and raisins and sauté, stirring occasionally, until the quinces are soft and light golden in color, about 15 minutes.
·    Stir the quinces and raisins into the veal, adding paprika, lemon juice to taste, and more salt or pepper, if desired.
·    Add the bag of washed and scrubbed new potatoes along with the peeled and chunks of carrots.
·    Simmer for 45 minutes more.
·    Remove the cinnamon stick and serve, sprinkle with parsley.                                                                       
Serves 4.

This very aromatic veal stew can be enjoyed on any occasion. Quinces are one of the most fragrant fruits of all. They are available in the fall, and store well in the refrigerator. You cannot eat them raw; they must be cooked. Ripeness does, however, make a difference when you cook with them. Select quinces that are ripe. You can tell they are ripe when they are deep yellow and they give off the most wonderful aroma, Use a very sharp knife to peel and core them. You can add quince to meat or poultry stews--They will always add a fragrant touch to your dish!  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).

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