Issue #35 September 2011

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Patients:

Greetings! As summer is coming to an end, I hope you have enjoyed this past season as much as I did.

In this issue of Face Forward, treatment options for various signs of aging caused by sun exposure will be discussed. Available at our Center, the Sciton® Joule Sytem Laser offers state-of-the-art technology. With its ability to treat hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, as well as plump up and tighten the skin, this non-invasive procedure yields outstanding results.

While Katie shares her monthly beauty tip on the benefits of implement a complete skin care regimen, make sure to take a look at this month's specials!

My Grilled Chicken and Feta Cheese Pizza is this month's recipe selection. It is easy and quick to prepare and perfect for those busy nights. You will also find my wine selection to complete this flavorful dish.

It is also important to remind you that I am currently on vacation and will be returning to the office on September 7th.
Kindest Regards,
Henri P. Gaboriau M.D., FACS


Receive 15% discount on your next Micro Laser Peel/ProFractional treatment.

Offer valid until September 30th, 2011.

Schedule a HydraFacial treatment and receive 25% discount on all HPG skin care products.

Offer valid until September 30th, 2011.

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Dr. Gaboriau's Face, Heart and Mind Foundation, please click here

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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Why Skin Resurfacing? The Importance of Skin Care Products Henri's Grilled Feta and Chicken Pizza
To reduce the effect of the sun on the skin that results in the loss of skin firmness, creating deep wrinkles and sagging skin. A complete skin care regime will help fight the side effects of daily stressors the skin has to face. "With strips of chicken, pesto, olives and feta, this pizza will make you feel like you're in the Mediterranean"
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Why Skin Resurfacing?
Prolong sun exposure while unprotected has a deleterious effect on the skin. The first signs are sunspots and pigmentations followed by fine lines and wrinkles and loss of elasticity. The effect of the sun on the skin collagen is well described with deterioration of the collagen fibers that results in the loss of skin firmness, creating deep wrinkles and sagging skin.

The objective of Skin Resurfacing is twofold: remove the pigmentation and stimulate the creation of new collagen fibers. The Skin Resurfacing Laser Sciton Joule System offers just that. First, a MicroLaser Peel is performed to remove the superficial layers of the skin to reduce the pigmentation along with the fine wrinkles. Secondly, a ProFractional Skin Resurfacing is performed. This procedure allows for deeper penetration of the skin at the level of the dermis, where cells creating collagen reside. By stimulating those cells new collagen fibers are formed providing plumper and firmer-looking skin, while tightening the skin.

Both treatments are performed at the same time. Usually, approximately 1 hour is required and the procedure is done under local anesthesia with nerve blocks and a topical anesthesia cream. Recovery time varies from 2 to 7 days depending and the extent of the skin damages and you will be able to apply makeup after 5 days.

You will reap the benefits of the MicroLaser Peel in as little as 1 week and the benefits of the ProFractional 4 to 6 months after. For those of you that have minimal sun damaged skin but want fresher, healthier-looking skin, I created the "Weekend Peel" that combines both modality but performed at a lower power thus with minimal downtime.

"It would be a pleasure to further discuss this procedure with you and determine together which option best suits your needs. Call today to schedule a consultation." - HPG

The Importance of Skin Care Products
Skin care products are a necessity to our daily routine. In fact, they are just as important as taking daily vitamins or drinking sufficient water. Sun exposure, free radicals, daily stress, poor diet and lack of sleep are just a few of the many stressors the skin has to face. A complete skin care regime will help fight the side effects of these stressors.

A complete regimen consists of the following steps: cleanse, exfoliate, tone and moisturize. With these 4 simple steps and high quality skin care products, the skin can be rejuvenated and healthier, radiant-looking skin is revealed.

  • Cleanse
    Cleansing is the first and most important step of the process and should be part of one's morning and evening routine. A good cleanser not only removes makeup, impurities and excess oils from the surface of the skin, it is the foundation to healthy skin. Choosing a cleanser with the proper pH level and appropriate to the skin type is crucial to avoid over production of oils or lack of.

  • Exfoliate
    Exfoliation benefits all skin types and should be used 3-4 times each week. It will remove dead cells from the surface of the skin, allowing for other products to penetrate further into the skin. Dehydration and fine lines are reduced while softer, smoother-looking skin is revealed. In addition, makeup goes on much better!

  • Tone
    The toner is meant to balance the pH level of the skin. Despite the different skin types, the pH level of the skin remains the same for all, thus treating it with a toner is easily achievable. Toners should be used daily and immediately after sweating, swimming, biking, or other activities that can effect the skin's pH level. Daily usage will decrease skin irritation while preparing the skin to receive other products such as a moisturizer, eye cream or serum.

  • Moisturize
    Moisturizing the skin will actually help maintain the skin's natural moisture. Moisturizers work as a protective sealant against the harsh elements in the environment and the daily wear and tear caused by our lifestyle. In addition, it will provide more supple and softer skin.

Henri’s Grilled Feta and Chicken Pizza

"With strips of chicken, pesto, olives and feta, this pizza will make you feel like you're in the Mediterranean… hope you will enjoy!" - HPG

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 18 minutes
Serves: 4


  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 12 ounces of skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut crossways into ½-inch strips
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup of pitted kalamata olives, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup of coarsely chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 4 Greek pitas
  • 1/4 cup of prepared basil pesto
  • 1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup of crumbled feta cheese


  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and sauté for 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked and starting to brown.
  • Add onion, garlic, olives, and parsley and sauté for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Pre-heat barbecue grill to high for 10 minutes.
  • Spread 1 tbsp of pesto on each pita. Divide chicken mixture equally between the four pitas. Top with mozzarella cheese and feta cheese.
  • Reduce heat to medium and place pitas on lightly greased grill. Grill covered for 5 to 8 minutes or until pitas are crisp and cheese is melted.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Henri's Wine Pick of the Crop!
2009 Maison Arnoux et Fils Vacqueyras Chapelle St. Arnoux

Vacqueyras is an appellation for red, white and rosé wines from the vineyard-strewn area around the parishes of Vacqueyras and Sarrians, in the southern Rhone Valley in France. Until 1990, Vacqueyras was one of the Cotes du Rhone Villages, but the consistent quality of its wines earned it an upgrade to a full, independent AOC (Appellation d'Origine Controlée), a classification that acts as a consumer guarantee that a wine is of a particular quality and, generally, of a particular style.

Bright ruby, the wine offers heady, seductively perfumed bouquet of red and dark berries, potpourri and allspice. Notes of minerals and musky herbs also add complexity. Smooth, fleshy blackberry and cherry-cola flavors pick up an exotic Asian spice quality with air while finishing with good precision and a lingering floral quality. A great match with our pizza recipe… Cheers!


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