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Ezine 25 December 2005

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Skin Care Tip:

Use Skin Care!

Your skin weathers many types of abuse & environmental stressors. Any skin care you use is better than no skin care.  Your skin benefits from cleansing, toning, exfoliating, hydrating and sun protection.  There is no question that these steps help slow aging as well as rejuvenate.  There are so many different skin care lines available to consumers that the choice can be very confusing.  My advice - choose a doctor-branded skin care line.  The skin is a special organ.  Treat it with care.

As I mentioned last month, physician-strength skin care has a distinct advantage over most over-the-counter brands. The best physician-strength lines are neaclear and Obagi seem to be the most popular, best tolerated and most effective.  neaclear was started by a plastic surgeon and Obagi by a dermatologist.

Skin care should be an essential part of your daily routine.

Anti-Aging Tip:

Steroids are bad!

Now that steroids have been brought into the national spotlight by Victor Conte, I thought we should mention this topic.  Unfortunately, athletes are always looking for an advantage.  Add that to the fact that most athletes are already cheating, and you have the perfect scenario for a big problem.  What message does this send to today's youth?  Not a very good one.

Aside from all the moral and ethical dilemmas, steroids are simply bad for you.  They cause many metabolic disturbances and are well known causes of many cancers, as well as heart, kidney and liver failure.  They also make you age faster.

Avoid the steroid temptation!  It is easily one of the best and cheapest ways to improve your health and well being available today!

Plastic Surgery Tip:

Lots of people are interested in getting an excisional back lipectomy or butt lift. We always get questions about whether or not the procedure is necessary, effectiveness and different treatment options. Surgical body lifting and rejuvenation is a very common procedure and very safe if performed by an accredited physician.  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

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...