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Ezine 159 April 2016

Skin Care Tip:

Don't overexfoliate!

Exfoliating your skin can be a healthy way to remove dead skin cells and reveal healthy skin. However, as with most things in life, too much of a good thing can become unhealthy. When a person exfoliates too often or with too harsh of an exfoliant, they can be causing more damage than good. The result is:

  • Loss of moisture which will lead to dry skin and peeling
  • Inflammation and itchiness
  • An increased sensitivity to skin products or sun
  • Discoloration
  • Increased acne

As with all skin care regimens, it is important to start slowly. The frequency with which you should exfoliate will depend on a variety of factors like the type of exfoliant (chemical or granule), your skin type, heredity, lifestyle and sensitivity. Our medical aestheticians are available for a skin care consult.

Anti-Aging Tip:

Do you like Yoga?

Many people are familiar with the old adage “You are only as old as you feel” and “Young at Heart”. Do you like yoga? Well you should! Yoga has many anti-aging benefits:

  • Body Awareness: As we age our muscles and tendons begin to deteriorate. One way to fight this deterioration is with regular yoga.
  • Balance: 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men over the age of 50 will experience fractures related to falls. Regular yoga increases a person’s balance which in turn will lead to a lower likelihood of a fall.
  • Minimizing Wrinkles: Stress contributes to wrinkles. Yoga decreases stress.
  • Easing Pain: As we age, body aches and pains increase. Yoga increases your flexibility and strength, improves muscle elasticity, tones tendons and ligaments and assists in lengthening the spine. In turn, these will ease joint, muscle and back pain.

Plastic Surgery Tip:

Chicago Tummy Tuck Surgery

A tummy tuck involves tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall with removal of excess skin and fat from the mid and lower abdominal area. There are multiple types of tummy tucks such as complete, partial, extended, high lateral tension, floating, circumferential, and also many combinations.

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!

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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