Issue #32 May 2011

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Patients: 

Greetings! Happy month of May and welcome to the beautiful spring season! This issue of Face Forward is dedicated to the eye contour area! Whether it be sagging eyelids, puffy lower eyelids, also referred to as under eye bags, or fine lines and wrinkles surrounding the eye contour, these signs of aging can add many years to one’s perceived age, resulting in a fatigue look.

Many alternatives, including topical creams, non-surgical and surgical procedures are available and are featured in this issue. I’m hoping that we will be able to demystify each of these effective solutions.

After reviewing this month’s specials, make sure to take a look at the recipe for my Citrus Gravlax of Atlantic Salmon along with my wine selection.

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

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With the purchase any eye cream or serum, receive 15% discount!

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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.

For questions or comments please
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Eyelid Surgery-Blepharoplasty

The most common surgical procedure performed nationwide as well as in our Center is eyelid surgery also known as blepharoplasty.

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Defy Your Age: Eye Creams

“When should I start using an eye cream?”

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Henri’s Citrus Gravlax of Atlantic Salmon

"Simple to prepare, easy to transport and sure to impress, this is one of my favorite appetizers to bring over to a friend’s house when invited for dinner!" -HPG

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Eyelid Surgery-Blepharoplasty

The most common surgical procedure performed nationwide as well as in our Center is eyelid surgery also known as blepharoplasty.

Generally, eyelid surgery comprises of skin and fat removal of the upper and/or lower eyelids, resulting in a refreshed appearance with a younger-looking, firmer eye area. Incisions are made in the crease for the upper eyelids and right beneath the eyelashes for the lower eyelids. It can be both a functional and cosmetic surgery.

If upper eyelid surgery is contemplated, the surgery can be performed under local anesthesia. If lower eyelid surgery is considered, IV sedation ("twilight sedation" or "conscious sedation") is the preferred method of anesthesia.

Bruising and swelling is minimal and the down time is approximately 5 days, with a relatively painless recovery.

In addition to surgery, a laser resurfacing (Sciton Micro Laser peel and ProFractional) can be used to smooth and tighten the skin around the eyes.

To look at before and after results click here:

I would be happy to further discuss this procedure with you and determine together if you are a good candidate for blepharoplasty. Call today to schedule a consultation.” - HPG


Defy Your Age: Eye Creams
“When should I start using an eye cream?” This is a question that Doctors and Aestheticians hear consistently. Our answer; “the sooner the better”!

At the young age of 25 years old, the skin starts to age; production of collagen and cell turnover starts to slow down. What is the best way to defy age? Using eye creams or serums formulated with medical grade ingredients can prevent and reduce visible signs of aging.

Here, at the Sammamish Center we offer a wide variety of eye creams and serums from different medical skin care brands in order to meet all our patients’ needs.

Dr. Gaboriau’s Skin Care Line

  • CEGA™ Eye Area
    Formulated with Vitamins C and A, Green Tea, and three different peptides, this cream reduces fine lines and under-eye puffiness, while increasing the thickness of the delicate eye contour skin. This cream can be used both morning and night or in conjunction with the Retinol Eye Area cream for maximum benefits.

  • Retinol Eye Area
    Formulated with retinol, a clinically proven ingredient, this eye cream reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while moisturizing to smooth skin texture. This treatment should be used at night only.

  • KojiLac-Ci
    Formulated with high concentrations of Kojic Acid, Vitamins C and E and Green Tea, this eye cream targets dark circles. The powerful blend of ingredients increases the pigment-brightening agent to fight the hemoglobin (dark circles) under the eyes. This targeted care can be used morning and night.

Alyria Skin Optimizing System

  • Revitalizing Eye Serum
    Formulated with 4% Matrixyl, a micro-fragment of collagen that mimics the skin’s natural regeneration process, this serum helps reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles around the eyes, while maintaining hydration. This treatment can be used both morning and night.

    In addition to the products mentioned above, we also carry effective eye creams and serums from SkinCeuticals and IS Clinical.  If you are unsure as to which products would be best for you, call our office to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our aestheticians.


Henri’s Citrus Gravlax of Atlantic Salmon

“Simple to prepare, easy to transport and sure to impress, this is one of my favorite appetizers to bring over to a friend’s house when invited for dinner” - HPG

Prep time:  30 minutes
Rest: 26-38 hours
Serves: 10

When curing the salmon fillet, use more of the salt mixture at the thicker part of the fillet (head) because not only is it thicker but it also has a higher percentage of fat so it will take more time to cure. Use less of the salt mixture at the thinner part of the fillet (tail) because it is leaner and will take less time to cure. Chilling the salmon fillet before serving will make it easier to slice.



  • 3 1/2 pounds salmon fillet with skin on, cleaned and bones removed
  • 1 cup of old fashioned dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup of kosher salt
  • 1 cup of coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup of coarsely ground juniper berries
  • 2 large Florida pink grapefruits, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 oranges, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 lime, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 bunches (about 3 cups) of fresh dill, 1 bunch roughly chopped, the remaining dill finely chopped


  • Sunflower oil, for drizzling
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of finely chopped fresh dill



  1. Cut the pith from the citrus peels.
  2. Combine the sugar, salt, black pepper and juniper berries in a medium bowl. Stir to mix thoroughly. Put a large piece of plastic wrap (large enough to wrap the fillet) on a board. Sprinkle half the salt mixture on the plastic wrap. Lay half the citrus slices on top of salt mixture. Sprinkle half the dill on top of the citrus slices. Put the salmon fillet, skin side down, on top of the dill. Cover with the remaining dill and citrus slices. Cover the salmon with the remaining salt mixture.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Cover and seal the fillet in the plastic wrap. Wrap the fillet tightly with another layer of plastic to create an airtight seal. Put the salmon on the parchment-lined baking sheet. Put a weight on top of the salmon, such as another baking sheet or cake pan with a few full tin cans or you can use two bricks wrapped in tin foil. Refrigerate for 24 to 36 hours, flipping the salmon fillet after 12 to 18 hours during the curing time. This will help cure the salmon evenly.


  1. Remove the salmon fillet from the plastic wrap. Rinse the fillet under cold running water to remove the salt mixture, the dill and the citrus slices. Handle the salmon carefully to prevent the fillet from cracking. Place salmon fillet, skin side down on board. Lightly drizzle fillet with sunflower oil. Rub oil gently to coat the entire top of fillet. Evenly sprinkle fillet first with freshly cracked black pepper and then with finely chopped dill.
  2. Wrap the salmon fillet in plastic wrap and place on a baking sheet. Chill in the refrigerator until firm, about 1 to 2 hours. Slice the salmon crosswise and on an angle, as thinly as you can.


Henri's Wine Pick of the Crop!

Conundrum White Table Wine 2009

This California wine offers powerful aromas of green apple, tangerine zest and honeysuckle.

Core flavors of apricot, melon, pear and light vanilla are beautifully balanced by the sparkling acidity of citrus fruits. The lush, creamy, mouth-filling texture is heightened by powerful floral and bright tropical fruit notes and leads to a full, powerful finish.

This flavorful wine is perfect with this month’s recipe! 


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