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Skin Care Tip:

Masks are not just for Halloween!

We usually don't forget to cleanse and moisturize before we go to bed. Unfortunately we are not quite as diligent with our use of masks. Regular use of masks can be very beneficial in improving skin health. Here are some reasons that should convince you how beneficial masks can really be for your skin.

Benefits of Clay Masks Clay masks pull out all of the impurities in your skin, leaving it feeling fresh and rejuvenated. It can often clean out the dirt and oil in your pores which contribute to the formation of blackheads (especially around your nose). You want to try to keep these pores as clean as possible so that they do not stretch or become larger. Larger pores trap more dirt and oil. Overall, clay masks help refine pores and keep them free of problem-causing dirt and oil.

Benefits of Hydrating Masks Gel masks are usually made of essential earth minerals and stress-resisting plant extracts that strengthen, soothe and balance your skin. The end result is refreshed, revived and moisturized skin. Hydrating masks also help to re-hydrate skin that’s parched from cold weather or dehydrated from your dry indoor heating.

So remember, masks re-hydrate skin and help plump your cells to make your skin look youthful and healthy. If you have oily skin, they soak up the excess oil and tighten up the pores. There are even some masks out there that can infuse your skin with much needed vitamins and antioxidants that repair sun damaged skin. It is very easy to forget to apply a mask on a regular basis, but it is something you should give some serious thought to. Not only is it incredibly relaxing, but it is good for your skin.

Anti-Aging Tip:

Go to sleep!

Since sleep deprivation is so prevalent, you might think its negative impact on society is not that serious. However, research indicates otherwise. Women who get even an hour less than the recommended amount of sleep are at a greater risk for heart disease. Of course then there is also the toll it can take on your physical appearance. Because the biochemical changes occur at the cellular level, the effects might not be immediately visible, but they do add up over time. Sleep deprivation can lead to heightened oil production (which causes acne and blackheads) and accelerated collagen breakdown (which leads to wrinkles).

So get some rest ladies because they call it beauty sleep for a reason.

Plastic Surgery Tip:


Ear surgery, or otoplasty, is usually done to set prominent ears back closer to the head or to reduce the size of protruding ears. For the most part, the operation is done on children between the ages of four and 14. Ears are almost fully grown by age four, and the earlier the surgery, the less teasing and ridicule the child will have to endure. Ear surgery on adults is also possible, and there are generally no additional risks associated with ear surgery on an older patient. 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...

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