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Ezine 133 December 2013

Skin Care Tip

Take a break from makeup & switch to all-natural skin care!

Most women will wear make-up every day and keep it on for the whole day. The reason for make-up is to improve one’s appearance. However, studies now suggest that women who use make-up on a daily basis are flooding their bodies with more than 5lbs of damaging chemicals per year.

Health specialists have linked some of the compounds used to make cosmetics with side effects such as skin problems, premature aging and even cancer. Eye specialists have linked make-up with eye infections and other conditions as well.

There’s really no harm in going natural for a day or two. You will even discover that switching to an all-natural skin care line will instantly improve your skin quality! Having a clean face and a bit of moisturizer if necessary should do the trick. Sometimes you just need to let the pores of your skin breathe and be free from harmful chemicals.

Dr. Speron, a board certified plastic surgeon has created a premium, all natural skin care line ‘Dr. Speron’s Natural Skin Care’ to help you achieve healthier, more youthful skin using the power of cellular oxygenation.

Recognizing the growing need for natural ingredients in an increasingly polluted world, Dr. Speron formulated his products to be kind to skin, infusing the purest ingredients with years of medical expertise. The result is a range of high quality skincare products that soothe, nourish and protect your skin from the elements while preserving it over time.

Your skin is with you for a lifetime, and it will show if you don’t take care of it, so why not switch to an all-natural skin care routine and help your skin fight aging and preserve its quality!

Anti-Aging Tip

We’ve always known that ‘an apple a day, keeps the doctor away’ but do we really know why?

Apples have amazing health benefits, fighting everything from dental problems to heart disease, diabetes, 8 types of cancer and potentially even Alzheimer’s disease. One of the latest findings is that consuming at least 2 servings a week of a whole fruit, mainly apples, grapes or blueberries, reduces the risk for type 2 diabetes by up to 23% compared to individuals who consume less than a serving per month.

Apples are often called ‘nature’s toothbrushes’ because they help clean and brighten your teeth! The crisp and abrasive texture removes debris from the teeth and stimulates the gums, while the mildly acidic flavor increases saliva flow to rinse away plaque.

Apples help you stay slim! Studies have shown that people who consume 3 apples a day can lose weight. Fruits are low in calories (80 calories for a medium apple) and filled with water and fiber that fill you up. They are also digested slowly and therefore satisfy your hunger longer.

I guess, it doesn’t hurt to eat a delicious apple a day after all...

Plastic Surgery Tip

Important questions to ask your plastic surgeon

To achieve the best results from your plastic surgery, you and your board certified plastic surgeon need to discuss realistic goals openly. An understanding of your goals and expectations is essential to building a relationship between you and your surgeon, helping you conclude whether plastic surgery is the right choice for you.

Make sure your surgeon is a board certified plastic surgeon and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.This will assure you that your surgeon is qualified to perform your surgery.

www.surgery.org to search for board certified plastic surgeons. Surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery must undergo at least 3 years of general surgery training, 2 years of plastic surgery training, pass comprehensive written and oral examinations, and adhere to a strict code of medical ethics.

Does your board certified plastic surgeon have hospital privileges to perform this surgery?For the safety of the patients, only minimally invasive procedures should be performed in an office setting. Hospitals have stringent requirements regarding surgeon training and safety records before operating privileges are granted. It is also important to have hospital privileges incase anything unexpected should occur during procedure and you would need to be transported to a hospital.

How will you perform my procedure?When you are having a surgical procedure done, it is essential that your board certified plastic surgeon explain how your surgery will be performed.

How long of a recovery period can I expect, and what kind of help will I need during my recovery? You may speak with your board certified plastic surgeon regarding recovery expectations and how long you should take off work. You may also need someone to drive you home and remain with you for 24 hours after surgery. This is due to the anesthesia and pain medications having to interfere with your coordination and good judgment.

What are the risks and complications associated with my procedure?It is advised that you speak with your board certified plastic surgeon regarding risks and complications that may occur. Any type of surgery will carry some risks. Plastic surgery is elective therefore surgeons will generally refuse to operate on any patient for whom they feel the risk is too great.

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 www.plasticsurgery.org. 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 (www.plasticsurgery.org) 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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