Issue #33 June 2011

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Patients: 

Greetings! As we are moving quickly towards the summer, I hope you are looking forward to sunny and warm days as much as I am.

As you know, the services offered at the Center are very specialized and we are always seeking new ways to improve our services. In order to do so, we have created several “clinics” to better meet the needs of our patients. These are dedicated times for specific groups of patients with common concerns such as acne, vascular issues, rosacea, melasma and skin cancer. In this issue of Face Forward, we will discuss each of these new clinics.

We also have exciting specials to offer you this month. Make sure to take a look and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

In addition, I hope you will enjoy this month’s recipe; my delicious Green bean and asparagus salad and my wine selection.

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

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Sammamish Center’s Clinics

In order to better meet the needs of our patients, we have created several “clinics”. These are dedicated times for specific groups of patients with common concerns.

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Henri’s Green Bean and Asparagus Salad with Crispy Prosciutto

"An intriguing salad topped with almonds and citrus dressing that can accompany all your favorite meats or poultries" -HPG

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Sammamish Center’s Clinics

Acne Clinic

Acne is an inflammatory disorder of the sebaceous glands that usually occurs during adolescence but can be seen throughout life.

There are several types of acne, ranging from comedones (blackheads) to cystic inflammations. The causes of acne are multi-factorial, including genetics, diet, skin care regimens, infections, and hormonal issues.

Generally, when acne starts during puberty it is due to an increase in hormone levels. The pilosebaceous follicle, commonly known as hair follicle, reacts to the hormones by increasing the production of sebum. When the gland gets plugged, a “blackhead” is formed. The blackheads can get infected with P. Acnes bacteria and create inflamed cysts or “whiteheads”. Adult acne is slightly different. Although it can be caused by diet, it can also be the result of hormonal imbalances.

Several treatments are available at the Center and customized for each patient. For additional information click here.

The Acne Clinic is staffed by our Nurse Practitioner, a Medical Aesthetician and I. Acne consultations are held on Wednesdays, and are covered by insurance.

Rosacea / Spider Veins Clinic

Rosacea is a skin condition that has multiple origins such as heredity, environment, diet, skin care regimen and aging. Generally, rosacea appears in the mid-twenties. However, the frequency of outbreaks increases with age and sun exposure. The symptoms consist usually of flushing of the face, breakout of papules, dry skin and broken blood vessels. Because this is a skin condition and not a disease, the objective is remission of the symptoms, not to "cure" them.

Broken capillaries, also known as "spider veins" can appear on the face, with or without Rosacea, and/or legs.  Treatments are available, and usually several are required to achieve resolution of the spider veins.

For more information regarding the different treatment available please click here 

Our Clinic is staffed with our Nurse Practitioner and held on Wednesdays.

Melasma / Hyperpigmentation Clinic

Although wrinkles are the number 1 aging concern amongst women, skin tone plays a role of great importance in the youthfulness of one's appearance. Actually, research has shown that uneven skin tone can add up from 10 to 15 years to a woman's perceived age.

Uneven skin tone, or hyperpigmentation, is the result of an over production of melanin. Melanin is what gives skin its color, helps to protect it against damaging UV light and absorbs heat from the sun. However, an overproduction of melanin can lead to a mottled, uneven skin tone and is primarily the result of sun exposure and hormones.

Several treatment modalities are available. Please click here for additional information.

Our Clinic is staffed with our Nurse Practitioner, a Medical Aesthetician and I, and is held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Moles and Skin Cancer Clinic

Regular "mole/lesion checks" should be performed by a general practitioner, dermatologist, or surgeon (Head and Neck Surgeon / Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon / Plastic Surgeon) trained in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers. Any "suspicious" moles or lesions should then be excised or biopsied. I regularly perform full face and body mole/lesion examinations as well as any necessary excisions and/or biopsies. Both the examination and treatments are covered by insurance.

For more information regarding different type of skin cancer: Melanoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Basal Cell Carcinoma, click here.

I am responsible for staffing this Clinic. Call today to schedule an appointment.

Moles and Skin Cancer Clinic

Since I am Board Certified in Oto (Ears) Rhino (Nose) Laryngology (Throat), we also hold an ENT clinic.

ENT related problems seen at the clinic include allergies such as hay fever, sinus, ears and throat infections, tonsillitis and adenoiditis, snoring, sleep apnea, deviated septum, diseases of the vocal cords and reflux.

Please note that I do not perform ear and sinus surgeries. However, I am in charge of the ENT Clinics. You can call the office today to schedule an appointment.


Henri’s Green Bean and Asparagus Salad with Crispy Prosciutto

“An intriguing salad topped with almonds and citrus dressing that can accompany all your favorite meats or poultries.” - HPG

Prep time:  15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4


Crispy Prosciutto:

  • 8 pieces prosciutto, thinly sliced and cut into 1 inch pieces

Warm Lemon Dressing

  • 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 shallot, diced
  • 1/4 cup of skinless almonds, sliced
  • 1/4 cup of sultana raisins
  • 1/4 cup of kalamata olives, pitted
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • Salt and pepper

Green Bean and Asparagus Salad

  • 1/2 pound of green beans, trimmed and blanched in salted water
  • 1 bunch of asparagus, bottoms trimmed and blanched in salted waterd


Crispy Prosciutto

  • Heat a non-stick sauté pan over medium to high heat. Place pieces of prosciutto in pan and cook until crisp. Remove from heat and reserve.

Warm Lemon Dressing

  • Place 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a pan over medium to high heat.
  • Add shallots, season with salt and sauté until tender.
  • Add almonds, raisins and olives, mix to incorporate.
  • Add lemon juice and honey, stir.
  • Add remaining olive oil, season with salt and pepper, remove from heat.

Green Bean and Asparagus Salad

  • Cut green beans and asparagus into 1 inch pieces, place in a bowl.
  • Pour Warm Lemon Dressing over green beans and asparagus, toss and garnish with Crispy Prosciutto


Henri's Wine Pick of the Crop!

SoBon Estate Zinfandel Old Vines 2008

From one of the most consistent producers of Zinfandel in all of California, Sobon Estate comes through with another one. The 2008 Old Vines is definitely a keeper! Slightly sweet with a lot of fruits and spices, this is a fun wine with complimenting flavor.

Sweet wild berries on the nose turn into ripe raspberries and cassis on the palate. The tannins are supple and the wine finishes with some great spice and fruit. This selection will complement very well our green bean and asparagus salad. Hope you will enjoy!.


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