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Ezine 49 December 2006

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Skin Care Tip:

Benefits of Peptides

Peptides are the newest and most popular new skin care ingredient available for anti-aging. Products containing Peptides are flying off the shelves, but what do they do? Peptides help create healing and repair responses in the Dermis by stimulating Collagen and Elastin. Peptides work by increasing the skinís thickness, refining wrinkles, evening skin texture and tone, and helping prepare skin for non-invasive treatments.

There are three main peptides that mostly work against the aging process of the skin. These include:

  • Acetyl Hexapeptide-3: This peptide works to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps trigger muscle contraction without paralysis, which smoothes the skinís surface.
  • Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-3: This peptide works to increase skin thickness and improve signs of aging by stimulating collagen fibrils.
  • Palmitoyl Ogliopeptide and Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3: These peptides work by helping the skin repair and restructure to combat wrinkles.

Although peptides work to diminish wrinkles and help keep the skin smooth, they must be used daily. Peptides are not overnight products; it may take up to one month for peptides to begin working. Peptides will stop working immediately if a client stops using them. When discontinued, the skin will eventually return to its original state. Peptides are backed up by scientific studies and give great results without irritation of the skinís surface and they can be used on all skin types.

The best physician-strength lines are neaclear and Kinerase seem to be the most popular, best tolerated and most effective. neaclear was started by a plastic surgeon. These physicians are skin specialists and know more about your skin.

Anti-Aging Tip:

Do Yoga

Yoga works by uniting the mind, body and spirit. Those who regularly practice yoga believe the body and mind work as one. Yoga is therapeutic because it helps you become aware of your posture, alignment and movement of your body. Yoga increases flexibility and helps you to relax. People who suffer from pain and suffering can benefit from doing Yoga daily. Yoga is proven to be safe and effective to control pain and suffering in certain individuals. Physicians and Scientists have studied health benefits of doing Yoga, which include:

  • Asthma: Asthma attacks can be prevented by doing Yoga, instead of turning to drugs.
  • Respiratory: Practicing Yoga helps your breathing technique to help control breathing.
  • High Blood Pressure: Relaxation and exercise associated with Yoga helps treat and prevent Hypertension.
  • Pain: Breathing exercises help relax muscles and promote relaxation and help to reduce tension in the body.
  • Arthritis: Gentle exercises performed during Yoga helps provide relief and joint pain.
  • Weight Reduction: Some people eat because of anxiety, which Yoga helps to keep under control. Certain Yoga positions can help ease the Thyroid gland, which controls metabolism.

Yoga is very beneficial to anyone who chooses to exercise daily or several times a week. We recommend beginning Yoga clients find a Licensed or highly trained Yoga instructor. Improper Yoga can do more harm to your body and mind, than good (for example injuries are common when not under the direction of an instructor). Before beginning Yoga, do your research and even sit in on a class and observe the instructor.

Plastic Surgery Tip:

Smoking and Surgery

Smoking is one of the hardest habits to kick. Everyone knows how bad smoking is for our health. When it comes to surgery, smoking can be more dangerous than normal. Smoking increases risks and complications during and after surgery. People who smoke within 24 hours of their surgery can restrict blood flow to their heart. Even those who smoke within six weeks of their surgery can prolong the recovery process. Tobacco has a damaging effect on the heart, lungs and immune system. Smoking can also interfere with Anesthesia, causing complications during the actual surgery. Because of this, some doctors will not perform certain surgeries or procedures until you have completely quit smoking and been smoke free for a minimum of 2 ñ 3 weeks.

Other complications associated with smoking and surgery include infections that can otherwise be controlled, delay of discharge of patients from the Recovery room, and increased cost of hospital facilities. Our advice to you is to stop smoking before you consider surgery. This will help you recover quicker, with less complications and ensure the best results you can achieve. Hopefully this information will be helpful in your quest to getting the best procedure with the best results you can achieve.

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.

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...

Special Coupons:

Due to the new policies of the following companies, we are not allowed to advertise our discounts for them online. For all our loyal customers, we are very proud to offer the opportunity to still receive great discounts. Simply type the following coupon code during checkout on any of the following product lines:

Obagi - "obagi" - 10% off

La Roche Posay - "larocheposay" - 10% off

SkinCeuticals - "skinceuticals" - 10% off

Cellex-C - "Cellex-C" - 10% off

Revivogen - "Revivogen " - 10% off

These offers DO NOT have an expiration date. These offers CANNOT be combined with any other coupons.