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Ezine 111 February 2012

Skin Care Tip:

Winter Fruit That Will Help Pamper Your Skin For Valentine’s Day!

The holiday season is officially behind us and so are some of the unhealthy habits we tend to pick up around that time of year. Unfortunately, our skin may still be suffering from all the sugar, wine, heavy meals and stress we exposed ourselves to. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we can provide you with some great all natural tips to help get your skin back to its normal self just in time for the romantic holiday! Due to containing an immense amount of essential vitamins, citrus fruits are known for their beneficial skin care properties. Vitamin C is especially known for increasing skin elasticity and reducing free radical damage. Luckily, there are some great citrus fruits we can use that are in season during the wintertime - mandarins, grapefruits and limes.

We recommend mixing a tablespoon of the juice from the fruit with some other natural ingredients that are also known for healthy skin properties (honey, milk, oatmeal, yogurt, egg whites, or avocado) in order to create a nice pasty consistency for a facial mask. Make sure to leave the mask on for at least twenty minutes and try to apply it at least three times a week. Not only do these fruits help boost our immune systems and stave off colds but they can help improve your skin for big events such as that all important Valentine’s Day date!

Anti-Aging Tip:

Vitamin B12 may help sharpen your memory!

Feeling forgetful lately? Vitamin B12 may help sharpen your memory! Hearing expressions such as “I have a terrible memory”, “It completely slipped my mind” or “I feel like I’m forgetting something” are commonplace, especially when amongst busy adults. However, there could be other factors affecting our minds that don’t include the fact that our schedules are packed. There has been much research in recent years that suggests a link between Vitamin B12 deficiencies with memory loss, feelings of confusion, issues with thinking, and lower brain volume. Vitamin B12 is mostly found in animal products such as meats, fish, poultry, dairy products and eggs. It is recommended to consume at least 2.4 micrograms of B12 a day. Vitamin B12 deficiencies are most common in vegetarians, vegans and older adults. The reasons include the body’s decreasing ability to absorb Vitamin B12 from foods as we age. Taking a daily supplement of B12 will help anyone at risk for low levels get their adequate daily amount.

Plastic Surgery Tip:

Rejuvenate Your Skin This Winter With A Fotofacial

A great way to liven up your skin during the colder and drier months is with a rejuvenating foto facial treatment! Foto facial treatments are known for reducing fine lines, shallow acne scars, age spots, large pores, pigmented lesions, broken blood vessels, rosacea and reversing sun damage. The treatment also stimulates collagen, which is located in the dermis, and gives our face its structure and shape. As we age, we lose collagen, but this treatment stimulates fibroblasts in the dermis which give us some of this “collagen cushion” back. A foto facial treatment at our office employs a Syneron laser that uses pulsed light optical energy coupled with radio-frequency energy that causes the collagen and blood vessels to beneath the epidermis to tighten. The combined energies result in a more safe and more effective treatment. Best of all, there is no downtime! This patented laser technology is called Elos.

Foto facial procedures can be used anywhere but are most common on the face, hands, neck, chest and arms. For best results – a series of at least five treatments is usually recommended.

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!

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