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Ezine 106 September 2011

Skin Care Tip:

Rosacea Skin Care Facts

Rosacea is a skin disease that usually affects the face causing it to turn red. Think of jolly old St Nick. His rosacea is pretty bad! The cause of rosacea is unknown. Rosacea tends to affect the blush areas of the face. Mostly emotional factors (stress, fear, anxiety, and embarrassment) may trigger and aggravate the skin. Flare ups can also be caused by the change of weather. Rosacea cannot be cured but it can usually be controlled with the proper regimen and the right treatment. Usual treatments involve oral and topocal medicine, oral antibiotics such as tetracycline. A topical skin antibiotic cream such as metrnidazole is used to reduce the inflammation and redness. Short term topical cortisione (steroid) is used to reduce the local inflammation.

Nowadays, Skin Rejuvenation Laser therapy is the most effective way to treat rosacea, reduces redness, flushing and acne breakouts associated with no downtime. This will actually help shrink the blood vessels which become so prominent with rosacea flare-ups. What kind of Skin Care should rosacea-prone skin patients use? Facial products such as soap, moisturizers and sunscreen should be alcohol free and watch for other irritating products. When going outdoors a higher sunscreen should be applied. Most rosacea patients also suffer from sensitive skin, so try to use all-natural skin care products.

Anti-Aging Tip:

Green Tea Is Still Good For You?

Green tea is a simple resolution to improve your overall health. Green tea is a potent source of catechins - healthy antioxidants that can inhibit cancer cell activity and help boost immunity. Green tea can also help:

  • 1. Lower cholesterol and heart disease
  • 2. Protect against bacterial infections
  • 3. Promote joint health and stronger bones
  • 4. Reduce inflammation
  • 5. Enhance the effects of antibiotics, even against drug-resistant bacteria and "superbugs"

Once you start drinking green tea, you will undoubtedly use tea time to unwind, meditate and decrease your overall stress level...

Plastic Surgery Tip:

Smoking Is Bad For Your Skin

When it comes to plastic surgery, smoking can be even more dangerous than it normally is. Smoking increases many risks and complications during and after surgery. Tobacco has a damaging effect on the heart, lungs and immune system. People who smoke within 24 hours of their surgery can restrict blood flow to their heart. Smoking can also interfere with anesthesia, causing significant complications during surgery. Other cosmetic surgery complications from smoking include infections and skin loss. Even those who smoke within four to six weeks after their surgery can prolong the overall recovery process. Because of the potential complications, some surgeons will not perform certain surgeries or procedures until you have completely quit smoking. That usually means being smoke free for 2 to 3 weeks before a plastic surgery procedure. Hopefully this information about the dangers of smoking will help you get the best results from your surgery or procedure.

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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 clickin 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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