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Ezine 104 July 2011

Skin Care Tip:

Environmental Sun Damage!

The incidence of skin cancer is at an all time high and the rise is expected to continue. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, and one American dies every hour from this devastating but easily preventable disease. The worst part about this epidemic is that the risk of skin cancer can be reduced greatly by wearing a sunscreen everyday. Since the ozone layer has a hole in it, the UV rays of the sun are more harmful then ever. UV rays can cause several forms of skin cancer. Melanoma is the most deadly type of skin cancer. It begins in skin cells called melanocytes which are the cells that give skin its color. Melanin also protects the deeper layers of the skin from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays. If the skin receives too much ultraviolet light, the melanocytes may begin to grow abnormally and become cancerous. There are also two other types of skin cancers called Basal cell carcinoma and Squamous cell carcinoma. These two cancers have a cure rate as high as ninety five percent if detected and treated early. The key is to watch for the signs and seek medical treatment early. If you spot a rough-textured growth anywhere on your body see your Doctor promptly. Keep in mind with proper protection from UV rays most premature aging of the skin and skin cancers can be avoided or reduced.

Anti-Aging Tip:

Don't Forget To Stand Tall!

Common knowledge says that poor posture sabotages your figure and your health. It can make you look older, unhappy and tired. It is the first step toward dowager’s hump, double chin, pot belly and sway back. And that’s just on the outside! Inside the body, poor posture can exacerbate varicose veins, pinched nerves and heart strain. Put your body back in alignment and things will begin to fall into place - a flatter stomach, straighter back, buttocks tucked in more and a longer neck. You will feel and look healthier. You will also move more gracefully, just like in Dancing with the Stars!

Plastic Surgery Tip:

Chicago Forehead Lifting Surgery

A forehead lift is often performed to treat conditions associated with facial aging. It may be done in conjunction with other rejuvenate surgery to achieve a more harmonious facial appearance. A forehead lift is also appropriate for treatment of certain inherited traits. Younger adults who have a low brow or who already have deep frown lines due to stress or over activity of muscles may benefit from the procedure. Nowadays, most forehead lifts are done in a minimally invasive endoscopic approach with a very small scar.

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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...

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