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Ezine 18 May 2004

Skin Care Tip:

Use sunblock!

During this time of year, it is important to mention sun block. All types of skin need to be treated. There is a tendency for people with darker skin to mistakenly believe that they are protected from the harmful rays of the sun. While it might be true that they get less skin cancer, there is still a significant percentage that do. With more sun damage and exposure, the risk multiplies. Of course, their increased pigmentation does not offer any protection for the accelerated aging effect the sun has on their skin.

To make the point, check out the two pictures below:


The left picture is a 58 year old American Indian female who spent practically all of her time outdoors. The right picture is a 72 year old Tibetian monk who spent practically all of his time indoors away from the sun. I believe the pictures say it all!

Sun block is an essential part of an effective skin care regimen.
Don't forget about your lips. Wearing sunglasses also protects your eyes. Both areas should not be forgotten.

Anti-Aging Tip:

Never underestimate the importance of Good Posture!

Poor posture sabotages your figure and health. It makes you look older, unglamorous, unhappy and tired. It's the first step toward dowager's hump, double chin, pot belly and sway back. And that's on the outside! Inside the body it can exacerbate varicose veins, pinched nerves and heart strain.

Put you body in alignment and things will begin to fall into place: flatter stomach, straighter back, buttocks tucked in more and a longer neck. And you'll move more gracefully, too.

Here's how to do it:

  • Stand with feet a few inches apart, toes pointed straight ahead and arms hanging loosely at your sides.
  • Distribute your weight evenly on both legs by pressing evenly on the balls of your feet. Tighten the muscles in the front of your thigh.
  • Slowly draw the buttocks tightly together.
  • Now, slowly stretch your spine upward while drawing your shoulder blades together.  Take care not to lift your shoulders or tilt your chin.

Start each day by putting your body in alignment this way, until good posture is natural to you. It's good to have a friend share this activity with you so you can check each other out.

Of course, there are many specific exercises that can help even more. Consult with your physician, a physical therapist or even a certified yoga instructor.

Once again, good posture will help you look more glamorous…feel more alive - and, most of all, keep your body much healthier for your lifetime.

Plastic Surgery Tip:

Lots of people are interested in eyelid rejuvenation with blepharoplasty. We always get questions about whether or not the procedure is safe. Blepharoplasty is a very popular procedure.  Please check out the wealth of information on our site by clicking here.  To see before and after patient pictures, please click 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.

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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Chicago Skin Cancer Removal

After the physician’s examination and the diagnosis is confirmed with a biopsy, a treatment option is picked which is usually a removal of the skin cancer. A surgery is set for the plastic surgeon to perform an excision of the area. Using a scalpel, the plastic surgeon removes the entire growth along with a surrounding border of a healthy skin as a safety margin. After the skin around the surgical site is closed with stitches, the tissue specimen is sent to the laboratory to verify that all cancerous cells have been removed

To see before and after patient pictures, please click here.

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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 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...