Issue #31 March 2011

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Patients: 

Greetings! Although it feels like summer is still far away, some changes require time and planning!  This is the perfect time of the year to prepare your body for those summer outfits. Despite the on-going commitment to exercising and adhering to proper nutrition, some body areas can refuse to shed unwanted fat. This can be due to a variety of factors such as genetics, aging process or hormonal changes.

In this issue of Face Forward, a viable option for enhancing one’s body and self-image will be discussed. The ProLipo™ Laser Body Contouring is an effective procedure that offers amazing results. This innovative alternative to traditional liposuction can provide you with the body you have been seeking.

Make sure to review our “Beauty Tip” section to learn more about Laser Hair Removal and our exclusive medical device that can make the pain associated to such treatment, a story of the past!

After reviewing this month’s specials, take a look at the recipe for my French Butter Roasted Chicken with Roasted Vegetables and my wine selection.

I would like to take the opportunity to advise you that we have hired a second Aesthetician, and will be expanding the spa’s hours of operation to better suit your needs!  We are pleased to welcome back Katie Bell Jones. Katie will join Raihana in our medical spa in order to offer you more appointment availabilities. As of March 23rd, the spa will be open from Monday to Saturday, with evening hours on selective days. In addition, Katie will be working closely with our nurse practitioner, Janie Dufault Yakovlevitch, ARPN, to treat acne and rosacea patients. For more detailed information pertaining to the spa’s new business hours, please visit our website at or call us at 425.898.1228.

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

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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

The Sammamish Center is proud to offer medical grade skin care products for all your needs.  

This medical skincare line was designed specifically to address multiple skin concerns while providing ease-of-use.  Selected by Dr. Gaboriau himself, each product is formulated with clinically proven ingredients and state-of-the-art technology to deliver visible results. 

Alyria products incorporate the best ingredients and technologies that the world has to offer. Each product is formulated with proven ingredients in effective percentages and state-of-the-art technology, including patented delivery systems, to enhance the beauty of your skin.

Doctor-tested, recommended and sold, Alyria’s advanced skincare products improve skin tone and texture, and noticeably reduce fine lines and even deep wrinkles.

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Laser Assisted Liposuction

ProLipo liposuction is performed with Sciton Laser and is able to effectively remove fat as well as tightening the skin

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Painless Laser Hair Removal

Exclusively available at our office, we are pleased to combine your treatment with Naya Touch

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Butter Roasted Chicken with Roasted Vegetables

"The sweetness of the vegetables with the lovely flavor of butter is absolutely divine. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do!"

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The Scoop on Laser Assisted Liposuction

Although some people may practice healthy eating and exercise regularly, it might remain difficult to shed those last few extra pounds. If all efforts have failed, we might have a solution that delivers great results; ProLipo™ Laser Body Contouring.

ProLipo liposuction is performed with Sciton Laser and is able to effectively remove fat as well as tightening the skin. Faster and more tolerable than regular liposuction technique, this innovative technology slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits, improving the body contour and proportion. And ultimately, it can enhance one’s appearance and self-image.

Any body areas that store unwanted body fat can be improved with ProLipo, including the abdomen, love handles, saddle bags, inner and outer thighs, bra roll, back, knees, ankles and chin.

The procedure is performed under light sedation, which is quite comfortable for the patient. Depending on the area being treated, the required time for the procedure can be as little as 30 minutes and no longer than 3 hours for larger body areas. Swelling should subside and bruising should fade in no more than 1 week, and initial results may appear in as fast as 2 to 4 weeks. With the continued practice of healthy nutrition and fitness, the loss of excess fatty tissue should be permanently maintained!

With ProLipo™ Laser Body Contouring you will reap the following benefits:

  • Fast treatment time
  • Little downtime with minimal bruising and discomfort
  • Visible and quick results

Call the center to learn if you are a good candidate! After careful assessment of your overall health & wellness, and the level of improvement you desire, I will personalize your treatment plan.” - HPG


Painless Laser Hair Removal
Laser Hair Removal can help you eliminate unwanted hair almost anywhere on the body. All it takes is a couple of quick and easy sessions!. For your safety and comfort, we use the latest technology for hair removal.

Our equipment allows for safe, fast and effective treatment of all skin colors. Multiple treatments are generally required depending on your skin and hair!

  • The hair grows in three cycles: active, dormant and fallout. In order to remove unwanted hair at all three cycles, more than one treatment will be required.

  • With each treatment, less hair will be growing back in the treated area.

  • Multiple treatments, usually 4 weeks apart, have been shown to provide long-term removal of unwanted hair.

However, Laser Hair Removal has been known for being painful and often difficult to tolerate.Exclusively available at our office, we are pleased to combine your treatment with Naya Touch. Naya Touch is a medical device that significantly reduces the pain. It allows for deeper penetration of the topical anesthetic cream applied prior to the laser treatment. Reaching the hair follicles, the anesthetic cream does not only decrease the discomfort considerably, it allows us to perform the treatment at a higher level of power, thus improving the results and lessen the number of sessions.


Butter Roasted Chicken with Roasted Vegetables

“The sweetness of the vegetables with the lovely flavor of butter is absolutely divine. This French meal makes me feel like I am back home again. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do!” - HPG"

Prep time:  30 minutes
Cook time: 75 minutes
Serves: 4



  • 1 chicken, about 3 pounds
  • Sprig of rosemary
  • Sprig of thyme
  • Sprig of tarragon
  • 1 pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup of butter


  • 6 small potatoes, peeled and cut into grins
  • 4 carrots, cut in half, then halved lengthwise
  • 3 leeks, trimmed and cut into logs
  • 2 handfuls of cherry tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Coarse sea salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Branch of rosemary, cut in three



  1. Heat the oven to 400°F/200°C. Stuff the chicken with the herbs and truss it. Season all over with salt and pepper. Set the chicken in a roasting pan on its left leg, and set the butter on top.
  2. Bake 15 minutes. Turn the bird onto its right leg for 15 minutes. Turn on its back for 15 minutes. Finally, set it upright and continue cooking until done, about 1/2 an hour more or until the juices run clear. Remember to baste the bird constantly as it roasts. It is done when the juices at the leg run clear.


  1. Heat the oven to 400°F/200°C. Toss the vegetables with the olive oil and salt and pepper. Spread over a baking sheet. Cut the butter into little pieces over top and tuck in the herbs. Bake until tender and even slightly caramelized, about an hour, tossing occasionally.


Henri's Wine Pick of the Crop!

Napa Cellars, Merlot 2007

At Napa Cellars, putting a modern spin on classic Napa wines, combining its legendary terroir with contemporary sensibilities to create delicious wines that possess all of the character one comes to expect from Napa, is the ultimate goal.

The Merlot 2007 is no exception. The fruit found in this wine was grown primarily in the cooler, southern regions of Napa Valley. These lower temperatures allow for a longer growing season and extended hang time, giving the wine the concentrated and rich fruit characteristics for which this growing region is gaining much acclaim. This Merlot opens with aromas of fresh, ripe plums that intertwine with those of coffee and chocolate. Vibrant flavors of blackberries and spice join supple, mild tannins with a long and luscious finish. Cheers!


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