Patient Portal

Ezine 102 May 2011

Skin Care Tip:

Super Sonic Skin Care Cleansing

Cleansing your skin is one of the most important steps in maintaining healthy, beautiful skin. Now, you can use brushes to assist that not only cleanse your skin better, but actually have significant benefits. One of the fastest growing products in skin care is the sonic micro-vibrating brushes. These devices gently loosen and remove more dirt and makeup than manual cleansing; Studies have shown that these sonic systems remove six times more makeup than manual cleansing and two times more dirt and oil than manual cleansing. However, it is gentle enough to use twice a day. Regular use of a sonic brush also leaves your skin feeling and looking smoother. It helps to minimize pore size and reduces oily areas, dry patches, and blemishes. And, if you are using a Vitamin C product, the brush increases the absorption of Vitamin C by over 50%. These brushes are available in skin care and cosmetic stores and the leading brand is Clarisonic.

Anti-Aging Tip:

Cranberry Juice Fights bacteria

Cranberry juice has been widely known for its benefits in helping to prevent urinary tract infections. Information available today supports this claim and suggests that the power of cranberry juice is its ability to attach to the bacteria in the urinary tract and then carry the bacteria out through your body’s natural flushing process. When bacteria bonds to human cells, it is so strong that it can not be broken by the typical force through your urinary tract. However, as the cranberry juice concentration increases, the bond weakens to the point where the bacteria can be stripped away by the force of the flow of urine. Keep your urinary tract system in good shape by drinking cranberry juice on a regular basis!.

Plastic Surgery Tip:

Chicago Fotolift Laser Skin Tightening

Are you looking to tighten and tone your face without undergoing a face lift? The Fotolift laser treatment stimulates collagen reproduction deep within the skin’s dermal layer, the deeper layer of skin where collagen and elastin fibers are produced. This treatment may be used to minimize the appearance of deep acne scars as well as help to reduce pore size. Collagen rejuvenation in the dermis responds to fibroblasts, cells that make structural fibers and ground substance of connective tissue, by starting a healing response to promote new collagen formation. Some wrinkles may be improved if new collagen is built in the dermis to plump up the wrinkle. Other texture irregularities that are improved by this treatment include superficial acne scarring, enlarged pores, skin laxity and cell turnover. The result is a smooth, more even surface. When receiving this treatment, it is important to remain out of direct sunlight and wear SPF daily!

To see before and after patient pictures, please click here.

During your consult with Dr. Speron, the patient will discuss their desired goals on an individual level. Then they will further discuss the course of treatment and potential complications at the appointment time. Please check out the wealth of information on our site by clicking here.

Make sure you chose a board certified plastic surgeon. A call to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons or ASPS at 1-888-4-PLASTIC (ie. 1-888-475-2784) can tell you which doctors are legitimate plastic surgeons with outstanding qualifications. You can also visit the ASPS web site at The ASPS is the only one of the 24 boards approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties that certifies physicians in plastic surgery of the face and all areas of the body. When considering a cosmetic surgeon, you should also make sure your surgeon is a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). A call to ASAPS (1-888-272-7711) or visiting the ASAPS website ( can help you verify your plastic surgeons membership.

To help you in making your decision, please click here to check out the 7 critical questions to ask any plastic surgeon before letting them touch you!

By far, the most important factor in the success of your procedure is the surgeon you choose. So please choose wisely...

In The News

Dr. Speron and his clinical staff have recently reviewed and recommend the following articles:

Why Choose: offers the following features to help you feel more comfortable, more knowledgeable, and to save you more money. We offer...

  • Private prices - create an account, log in, and see private prices and products that no one else can.
  • 115% price protection - We guarantee you can't find it cheaper.
  • A staff that truly cares about its customers and wants to provide education about skin care and products.
  • Exceptional Customer Service