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Ezine 120 November 2012

Skin Care Tip:

Do not forget the most important part of the cleansing process – exfoliation!

As you age, your skin cell renewal process slows down. Normal skin cells divide moving up to the surface at various rates. Exfoliation keeps the cell regeneration process moving at a quicker pace giving you a more youthful glow. By removing the dead layers of the skin, products can work more effectively by penetrating into the new cells versus the layer of dead skin cells. Ultimately, the skin functions better. Other benefits of exfoliation include:

  • Smoother and softer texture
  • Clears congestion
  • Hydrates
  • Detoxifies
  • Creates a moist healthy glow

Exfoliation is an important step in the cleansing process and should not be forgotten. You should include it after you cleanse two to three times a week. Abrasives (granular based products), enzymes (papain or papaya), or acids (Alpha Hydroxy or Beta Hydroxy) are all forms of exfoliators. For a professional exfoliation, microdermabrasion and chemical peels are excellent treatments to remove the layer of dead skin cells and accelerate your skin’s renewal process. Consult with your medical esthetician on what are the right exfoliating product/ treatment options for your particular skin type.

Anti-Aging Tip:

Yoga is a great exercise for keeping you looking young!

When it comes to anti-aging, yoga is one of the best kept secrets to making you feel and look younger. The anti-aging benefits to yoga are numerous and affect us on an emotional and physical level. Practicing yoga keeps our body stronger while improving balance, circulation, and flexibility. It has also been found to help reduce back pain and strengthen kyphosis, the hunched back that is common due to aging. Additionally, yoga is beneficial at reducing stress, lowering blood pressure and helping us keep a healthy sleep schedule. Mentally, yoga has been found to significantly lower anxiety and depression. Yoga is also a great practice for women who are going through menopause as it has found to lower many of the symptoms.

Plastic Surgery Tip:

Chicago Forehead Lifting!

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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