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Ezine 246 August 2023

Skin Care Tip  

Wait What, Walnuts Are Good For Your Skin?

According to many health experts, besides benefiting overall health, a handful of walnuts also helps nourish your skin promoting its health. 

Walnuts are one of the most nutritious foods around. Yep, it’s a superfood. I myself started eating a couple of walnuts every single day about 6 months ago in my morning granola cereal. 

The rich source of unsaturated fats makes walnuts beneficial for the heart. Walnuts are also loaded with a certain protein that helps promote weight loss. 

I could ramble on and on but yes walnuts are also good for your skin.They are among the richest sources of omega-3 and omega-6 unsaturated fatty acids, which helps prevent skin inflammation. They are a rich source of antioxidants to flush out toxins and neutralize free radicals. Walnuts are even saturated with moisturizers like Vitamins B5 and E. The natural vitamins in walnuts are also known to reduce dark spots and pigmentation.

Now that I’ve made your day by talking about walnuts, I give you permission to go snack on some walnuts. So go have yourself a great rest of the day and enjoy life to the fullest!

Anti-Aging Tip

Summer Skincare Routine

Summer is a time for fun under the sun, swimming, barbecuing and staying up late. 

But you don’t want your skin to feel left out. From dry, dead skin to excessive sweating, there's so many ways to make your skin healthier.  Here’s a few easy things you can do to help out your skin.

Add antioxidants into your skin-care routine. People are out more during the warmer weather which means they are exposed to more oxidative damage from the sun. Adding Vitamin C to your skin care is a great way to protect it.

Add Tretinoin to your skin care regimen. Isotretinoin and is basically still the best anti-wrinkle cream available on the market today. Unfortunately, it needs a prescription so you have to see your plastic surgeon or some physician who will need to write this prescription for you. Retinol is OK but definitely not as good. No other product has this much data.

Treatment of excessive, sweating or hyperhidrosis. Botox has one of the highest rates of satisfaction for excessive sweating. If you sweat a lot, or are embarrassed by this condition, you should definitely check it out.

Laser treatments - Photofacial to brighten up your skin and remove some sun damage and excess pigmentation is a great option. Also laser hair removal is popular so that your skin will be hairless and smooth for the summer. Laser vein removal can also help wipe away, stubborn, varicose veins, and spider veins to make you feel less self-conscious for the summer. So it's a trifecta. The one thing I will mention even though we laser all year round, you should be more careful in the summertime. If you've been exposed to the sun, and your skin is much darker than you usually are, please make sure to discuss this with your physician as it could put you at a higher risk for a laser burn and you might wanna bump back your laser treatment a week or two.

Neuromodulators and fillers - there's a reason non surgical options are so popular among all age groups.

And of course,

Sunblock - this is a must. Your skin will thank you.

Plastic Surgery Tip

BBL - What Exactly Is It?

The shape of a person’s butt is mostly determined by genetics. A healthy diet and exercise can optimize and tone the muscles, but some patients remain unhappy with a flat butt that lacks shape.

BBL or a Brazilian butt lift surgery can help reshape the buttocks to help clothing fit more attractively, enhance your curves and provide you with a more youthful & aesthetically pleasing shape.

A Brazilian butt lift is a specialized fat transfer procedure that augments the size and shape of the buttocks without implants. Excess fat is removed from anywhere in the body with liposuction, and this extracted fat is purified and then injected into specific areas to achieve the desired shape and size.

The outpatient surgery can take anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours. I tell my patients about 30 to 50% of the injected fat survives, but some people like to claim 95% survival rates.

Most patients notice an improvement right away and any lumpiness or bumpiness that they have is usually gone within 3 to 6 months. Even though the fat that survives is permanent, and can last forever, that fat and other fat can get bigger or smaller if you gain weight or lose weight. Of course, as we age things only fall whether it's the face or the butt, or any part of the body for that matter. Sometimes a lift is required in the future, but only if the sagginess bothers you.

Is BBL Good Or Bad?

Even with the new safety guidelines, a BBL is a major and serious procedure with some potentially deadly risks associated with it, making it more imperative than ever to do your research and choose a well-trained, reputable plastic surgeon.

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

Verify: Of the 24 recognized boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is the only one that can certify a doctor in plastic surgery. Call 1-888-475-2784 or go to to verify if a doctor is a legitimate plastic surgeon. Next, verify membership in the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS).  Call (1-888-272-7711) or go to ( to verify ASAPS membership.

Get a Private Consultation.  Dr. Speron will listen to your personal cosmetic goals.  Next, he will discuss surgical and nonsurgical options, potential complications, healing time, and what benefits you can realistically expect.  

Click here to read the 7 Critical Questions to ask before agreeing to any surgical procedure.

Our office looks forward to seeing you.  You will definitely enjoy your time here.

Sam Speron, MD, FACS

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon


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